Welp! At least I met my reading goal for 2013. Of course, it wasn’t too much of a challenge reading 25 books… the net result of once challenging myself to read 50 books...and failing. I guess 36 books is my reading limit.
As such, my reading shelf has been refreshed. Unfortunately, those books that were on my to-read list *save for two I still want to read* the rest either didn’t grab my mood, or another title caught my eye…and so there goes that story, with one caveat. At least I purchased the books and have them among my permanent collection, should ever that mood come creeping along.
In any event, I’m always looking out for (good) Satire…Chic-lit…Memoirs… or Serious Non-fiction on Business… or my pet favorite; father’s writing about their experiences raising children.
Now I threw in good, which here’s the thing about good. Seven-dimensional thinkers is my definition of good. And I know… I know… what the H$!%! is seven-dimensional thinkers?
Sweet and simple, seven dimensional thinkers write the books many say they want to read. Good Books. And the way I define good is it must really, really, really BE GOOD. Hopefully that clears ‘everything’ up because I think I have a really good working to-read list that at least passed first base.
(And oh, before I forget. I’m looking for two black male authors who wrote a satirical, or humorous book on parenting. I believe the books were independently, or self-published, and may be written by LinkedIn members. I’ve searched and searched and can’t find the list I was keeping with those two titles on it. If you’re that author, or think you know of an author who’s published such a book, please drop me a hint.)
My 2014 To-Read List. (Still a Work in Progress)
Contrast: A Biracial Man's Journey To Desegregate His Past by Devin C. Hughes
"Memoir of growing up mixed, in a mixed up world."
Who Owns America’s Past? by Robert C. Post
“Examines the different ways that the Smithsonian’s exhibitions have been conceived and designed—whether to educate visitors, celebrate an important historical moment, or satisfy donor demands or partisan agendas.”
Lamb by Christopher Moore
“We all know the story of Christ, but Biff — Christ’s childhood best bud — remembers all those awkward parts the Bible left out. It’s the most holy coming-of-age tale you’ll ever read.”
Here Comes Trouble by Michael Moore
“…takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore.”
She Likes it Rough by GVR Corchillo
“Can daring adventures with an outdoor extremist give a daydreaming pushover the courage to make her life count for something?”
Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone by Ralph Richard Banks
Doc: A Memoir Hardcover by Dwight Gooden
“A bruisingly honest memoir of addiction and recovery from one of the greatest pitchers of all time.”
Cleveland's Gospel Music (OH) (Black America) by Frederick Burton
“Cleveland's Gospel Music documents the history of black gospel music from the 1920s through the 1980s.”
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
“On her quest for self-improvement, Bridget Jones gets hung up on chain-smoking and too-short skirts. Bridget Jones is you. Bridget Jones is life.”
Someone Could Get Hurt by Drew Magary
“On parenting in 21st-century America, the evolution of the Helicopter Dad, and how to get drunk while your kids trick-or-treat.”
Still on my list:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Audition by Barbara Walters
The Last Train From Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino
And just for the extra cheer, below are a few exceptional posts for immediate inspirational reading.
The Daily Love
When parents want to give something more
Virginia coach Mike London sends recruit a letter that just says: ‘YOU’