The statistics are stark for book lovers – the number of Americans who didn’t read a book in an entire year rose from 8% n 1978 to 23% in 2014.
Part of that is the constant barrage of media. Part of it is our current cultural distain for learning. And part of it is we’re all so busy.
But I know I’m not talking about you! Teachers, lovers of art and music – you read as much as you are able.
So I’m offering some book recommendations for your summer reading – not music books, but books that will fill you up emotionally and give you some added depth to give back to your students this fall.
The Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer.
Give And Take, Adam Grant.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman.
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett.
Sum, David Eagleman.
All six of these deeply affected me in the way only a great book can. They have stayed with me.
One note: I’ve linked to an Amazon Associates account, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale of books through the links above. I’ll donate all proceeds I receive in 2015 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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