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
Memorial 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
3. LIVE NOW
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
8. THE LATE AMERICAN NOVEL
Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books
10. GOD BLESS YOU, DR. KEVORKIAN
Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater