It’s summertime (finally) and whether you’ll be going on vacation to the beach or staycationing in your city, the AmDee team hopes you’ll take some time this summer to engage in some leisure reading.
Today, the AmDee team is sharing our summer reading list, the books we will (hopefully) read this summer. Let us know which books are on your summer reading list and tweet at us!
I don’t have a lot of free time for reading since I’m in school for creative writing. That means a lot of assigned reading! But for when I do have free time for personal reading, I’ve got my eye on “JELL-O Girls: A Family History” by Allie Rowbottom. It’s a memoir from the heir of JELL-O; Rowbottom braids the iconic branding campaign of America’s favorite gelatin brand with the nonfiction narratives of the women in her family.
To me Summer is still a time for travel. On my reading list is “Blue Highways: A journey in America” by William Least Heat-Moon. After his wife leaves him and he loses his job around the same time Bill decides to explore America by following only the ‘blue roads’ on the old style Rand McNally road atlas. It is an autobiography of the people he comes across in his soul searching travels and feels like the perfect read for the season that makes me think of traveling. Also on my list, although unrelated to traveling, is “The Genius of Dogs” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods.
On my reading list is Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming”. Former first lady Michelle Obama has been a long time hero of mine. Her poise and grace through the scrutiny of being the first African-American First Lady of the United States of America were truly aspirational. I look forward to reading about her origin story and the experiences that prepared her for the role of a lifetime.
This summer I’m looking forward to reading a book recommended to me by my roommate, “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
I’d like to read “ Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” (3rd Edition) by Steve Krug. This book was recommended to me as a great primer on websites’ UX/UI by a local web developer. First published in 2000 by web usability guru Steve Krug, the book is now in its third edition and is one of the most referred books on the topic. As a WordPress web admin, tutor and writer, UX/UI is something I’d like to add to my skill set in the coming year to better assist clients during redesigns and to better evaluate the UX/UI on my own personal websites.
This summer I’m looking forward to reading “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz which is a practical, empowering and hugely engaging, guide that provides the tools to change life for the better. It’s a step-by-step approach that will demonstrate: how to defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates; how to make your mind produce positive thoughts, and plan a concrete success-building programme.