VGL SUMMER READING LIST | Episode |
June 10, 2012
Summer reading suggestions in various categories as submitted by VGL-ers via Facebook.
I think my most dreaded summer reading list occurred somewhere between 6th and 8th grade: My Antonia, Shane, and Johnny Tremain were low-lights. I still thank GOD most days for not having papers due or exams to take (even though I chose a writing deadline-infused career for a long time!) -- and I am equally grateful not to be forcefed books I have no interest in. And I'm not afraid to walk away halfway through, if I'm not liking it, either. It's not like being in a live theater, where your empty seat's going to be noticed by the hard-working actor on the stage. (And sometimes - if it's really bad - I won't care about that either. I guess I'm a bad person. Oh well.)
With big ups to the folks who contributed some of the book suggestions via our Facebook page in the video, here's a list of those mentioned, and some others, too!
VGL SUMMER READING LIST:
THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Habach
THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick deWitt - ("For my two cents: if you like Cormac McCarthy and you like the Cohen Brothers, you'll really like this book." - Josh Bingham)
ABUNDANCE: THE FUTURE IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler (For a dose of practical optimism, I suggest "Abundance - the Future is Better Than You Think" by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Peter spoke at TED this year. It's an NYT and Amazon bestseller, very inspiring and very timely. Learn more at http://