A Summer Reading List

May 23, 2017 | Uncategorized

This summer I am looking forward to reading and rereading a shorter-than-usual list of books. I found in recent years my enthusiasm usually outpaces my time! Anyway, here’s what I’m reading this summer:

American Ulysses by Ronald C. White. This is a biography about Ulysses S. Grant. I have always found Grant to be fascinating. He moved from obscurity to become a national hero back to obscurity and is now making a quiet comeback.

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This book has been a national bestseller over the past year or so. In addition to being an interesting personal story about an Appalachian hillbilly that did good, it is the social commentary that is relevant based on last year’s presidential election.

– The Daily Stoic: 365 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday. Our work can be challenging enough, but many of us get in our own way by worrying about the wrong things. These are daily reminders from the ancients about letting things go.

Make Your Bed: Little things that Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired). This book is the expansion of a commencement speech that Admiral McRaven gave. I liked the speech so the book sounds interesting.

– Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-class Performers by Tim Ferris. How can you not pick up a book with a title like that?

The Truth about Your Future by Ric Edelman. Edelman is a best-selling author on the topic of personal finance. In his latest book he looks at significant demographic and technological changes, how they will impact our lives and how to benefit from them financially. I am particularly interested in any insights that may be beneficial to Northern Colorado.

There you go! Now you know what I will be doing with my extra time this summer when I’m not hiking and enjoying living in America’s greatest place.