What Am I Reading This Summer?

June 10, 2011 — 2 Comments

Well, I’m glad you asked.

[Updates in Bold, finished books are strike-through]

Summer is a great time to get into some extra reading, or in the case of those of us who like to read but have had books chosen for us to read by our respective schools, a time to read what you’ve been unable to get to over the past year.

Either way, summer is a great time, and reading is my thing, so it’s like a match made in heaven.

This summer, I am still finishing my thesis and an independent study called “Writing Effective Book Reviews” so those collectively dictate some of my reading. Beyond that, I like to use summer to read well outside the biblical/theological field, so my list reflects that focus. I’ve broken it down into categories, but if you’re interested in just how exactly I plan to read all these books, shoot me a message and I’ll send you my plan.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got:

Thesis Related

Culture and Science

For Review

Theology (just a few)

Well, that about rounds it out. Additionally, over the next 6 weeks, I hope to finish books 6 and 7 of the Harry Potter series (didn’t expect that did you?). I probably won’t get to all of these in full (particularly some of the thesis related) and all but one of the books for review I’ve already read. I figure its better to shoot high and then scale things back so summer might include a bit of relaxation. But then again, my idea of relaxation includes reading books in the science and culture section above.

Of the books above, which would you most like to see a review of over the summer?

What about you, what are some books you’ve been looking forward to reading this summer?

Nate

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I'm an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let's connect!

2 responses to What Am I Reading This Summer?

  1. Would be interested to hear your thoughts on multiple gladwell works. My impression in perusing the ones after tipping point were that they were basically the same book over and over again.

    (But have not read them, so would be interested in what I consider a “trusted” opinion.)

  2. I’ve got a post coming up on Gladwell’s Tipping Point. I liked What the Dog Saw and even used it as a Father’s Day gift. I can see what you mean though about the same ideas cropping up repeatedly. I think he might be able to manage being a one trick pony since I think its a pretty good trick

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