Summer is a great time to inhale some books. With a kid on the way I feel an added sense of pressure to get as much in as possible because, come September, who knows what reading time will look like! Here are my top 5 books from June:
- The Road Trip That Changed the World by Mark Sayars. I did not agree with some of his conclusions in the last third, but the first 150 pages are some of the most interesting cultural exegesis I have read in a long time.
- The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely. Essentially this is a book about sin and integrity written by a social scientist. His analysis and conclusions about lying, cheating, and stealing will give you plenty to talk about.
- Life by Keith Richards. Absolutely fascinating…Keith has a lot to teach anyone who is a leader.
- Holes by Luis Sachar. This is a re-read, but totally worth it. I’ve going back through my “children’s lit” section and this is a great book, period, child or not. And, if you don’t like it Ryan will hunt you down and give you the what-for.
- The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas Bergler. This is only number 5 because I have actually finished it yet, but so far he has some pretty startling things to say to those of us working with young people.