2011 Summer Reading List

10 Essential Books for Thought-Provoking Summer Reading , by Maria Popova, The Atlantic is where I have decided to start my summer reading list.  I like the idea of these books.  Now I need someone to send me the Amazon $ as many of these are not available in my local library.  Or send me a Kindle loan for 14 days.  Thanks.

Everything from cutting-edge scientific ideas to a new philosophy of learning to art that honors living in the moment

4470545900_5c0ee7c883_o_wideB.jpgMemorial Day weekend has come, which means summer has officially begun. And what’s summer without a good summer reading list? So here it is–a cross-disciplinary selection of the 10 most essential cognitive fertilizers for a season of creative and intellectual growth. (Want more? Don’t hesitate to revisit last year’s list, full of timeless gems to catch up on.)

There are countless more links in the article, even links to TED talks about the books (I have the list attached so I don’t forget it three years from now) …

1. THE INFORMATION: A HISTORY, A THEORY, A FLOOD

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, by iconic science writer James Gleick.

2. AN OPTIMIST’S TOUR OF THE FUTURE

.Mark Stevenson  An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer “What’s Next?”

3. LIVE NOW

Eric SmithLive Now: Artful Messages of Hope, Happiness & Healing .

4. THE INTERNET OF ELSEWHERE

The Internet of Elsewhere: The Emergent Effects of a Wired World, Cyrus Farivarl.

5. A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING

Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

6. THE FILTER BUBBLE

Eli PariserThe Filter Bubble

7. FLOURISH

Martin Seligman Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

8. THE LATE AMERICAN NOVEL

Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee  The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

9. RADIOACTIVE

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout Lauren Redniss

10. GOD BLESS YOU, DR. KEVORKIAN

Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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