I never read much this summer (compared to other summers at least) but I did get some reading done. Here is the list.
- The Kennedys by Peter Collier & David Horowitz :: Quite good as it followed the family after RFK’s assassination and the tragedy that kept following even the next generation of Kennedys.
- The BLDGBLOG Book by Geoff Manaugh :: I really enjoyed this book. It explored architecture, urban development, and culture in ways that I had never thought of before.
- Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin :: By far my most depressing read of the summer. He gave a more comprehensive explanation of the complexity of peak oil, the economy, and what the future is going to look like.
- The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson :: I reviewed it here.
- Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis :: I haven’t laughed so hard reading a book like this in a long time. That and I think of Mike Todd in a totally different way now.
- The Return to Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman :: It made me happy that I was a Canadian.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell :: Raw I.Q. and talent isn’t enough.
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau :: Despite written in a writing style 150 years old, it was a great summer read and a perfect to be reading at the cabin.
So what did you read? Any recommendations for the fall?