Summer Reading

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Great Books for Summer Reading

It is Summer time (for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere).  One of my favorite things to do is read, and during the summer I like to sit outside in the sun and relax with a good book. Often the books I read are recommended to me by friends or family.  Sometimes they are books that caught my eye in the local book store.  I certainly have favorite authors too: Patrick Lencioni; Jon Acuff; Francis Chan; Jim Collins; Roger Seip; to name a few. There are a few people who like to publish recommended reading lists too.  Do you follow any of those?  Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, Oprah and others have all published reading lists.  I think it is valuable to take a look at what some of the more influential people in our world read.  You can also join a book of the month club and get together with a group to discuss the books you read.  A super fun way to get into reading!  What are your preferences for Summer Reading?

I recently re-did my Guidebook page on this website which has a recommended reading list of sorts, broken up into categories:  Business & Leadership;  Family Life & Parenting; Intentional Living; and Inspirational.  All these books are works I have read and from which I have garnered something key to or applicable for my life. They are also books I like to use in coaching clients through events in their lives. I am looking for more great books in these categories, or other great reads too.  What Summer Reading are you enjoying this year?

I encourage you to take a look at my Guidebook page for any books you may want to check out for yourself.  Patrick Lencioni has some great books on business and leadership and I absolutely love his style.  He will be speaking at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit in August too.  Jon Acuff writes some funny stuff on life transitions particularly around careers.  I have books on marriage, and raising kids, and books on generosity, and service.

Let me know what you think and pass along any recommendations you may have.  I would love to keep adding to this list.

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