It's Here—Summer Reading!!!

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Another school year is drawing to a close, vacation plans will soon be realized, and that business phenomenon that closely resembles a summer malaise is just on the horizon. Amidst all of these, for most of us, during the months of June, July, and August life moves more slowly or at least you have some extended period where this is the case. Even though it may take longer to transact business in the summer, there seem to be margins in our schedule that we do not enjoy at any other point in the calendar.  There are enough distruptors in the ebbs and flow of life that usually our lives are lived at a slightly slower pace. These different rhythms provide welcome opportunities to squeeze in more reading.  This is a great time to catch-up on the stack by your bedside and/or to set new reading goals. Whether or not you consider yourself a "reader," I would encourage you to identify a couple of books to read this summer and start putting your Amazon prime membership to work for the sake of reading. If you need some inspiration here is a compilation of book lists that you may find interesting, including my own summer reading:

TEN FAVORITE READS OF 2017 (GOSPEL COALITION)

Confessions—A New Translation (Sarah Ruden)

The Elements of Eloquence—Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase (Mark Forsyth)

Secondhand Time—The Last of the Soviets (Svetlana Alexievich)

The Everlasting Man (G.K. Chesterton)

Doctrine that Dances (Robert Smith, Jr.)

(Click on the hyperlink for the remaining titles)

17 BUSINESS BOOKS EVERYONE WILL READING IN 2018

Your Best Year Ever (Michael Hyatt)

The Right—and Wrong—Stuff  (Carter Cast)

When to Jump (Mike Lewis)

When (Daniel Pink)

Origins of Happiness (Clark, Fleche, Layard, Powdthavee, and Ward)

(Click on the hyperlink for the remaining titles)

CROSLAND'S SUMMER READING SELECTIONS

The New Copernicans—Millennials and the Survival of the Church (David John Seel, Jr.)

Start With Why—How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Called to Create—A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk (Jordan Raynor)

No Fail Meetings (Michael Hyatt—due out in June)

Culture Care—Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life (Makoto Fujimura)

(No hyperlink for my list—haha)

OTHER BOOK LISTS OF INTEREST

2017 SUMMER READING LIST FOR CHRISTIANS (Granted this is a year old, but good list)

CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S 2017 BOOK AWARDS

TOP 9 BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2018 (AMAZON)

6 GREAT BUSINESS BOOKS TO READ IN 2018 (INC. MAGAZINE)

THE 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN ABOUT BUSINESS  (BUSINESS INSIDER)

HAPPY READING!!!


Crosland Stuart, of Crosland & Company, LLC, works with The Collaborative on marketing, recruiting, and content creation. Additionally, she also works in the areas of foundation consulting, communications, and is a literary agent. 

 

Thanks to César Viteri for the photo on Unsplash

Crosland Stuart