8.20.2015

Recommended Reads, 21st in a Quarterly Series


http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/book_on_nightstand1.jpgStuff I've read lately that I'd recommend:

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Sandberg).  Challenged, in a good way, by what Sheryl Sandberg is saying.

One Summer: America, 1927 (Bryson).  Such an iconic year, such familiar names, and yet such fascinating stories.  

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Yousafzai).  When I grow up, I will still never be a tenth as brave or principled as Malala.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Gladwell).  Quintessentially Gladwellian in its entertainment value and "make you think" perspective.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Pinker).  Expansive, incisive, and thoroughly informative.

From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible (Cline).  Do our hallowed Bible stories hold up to professional archeologists' scrutiny?

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