- Home Game by Michael Lewis: great writer, great book...should be a must read for dads
- The Associate by John Grisham: one of my favorite writers. He is a supremely talented storyteller, but, i'll be honest with you, his books start to blend together after a while.
- Miracle Ball by Brian Biegel: AWESOME baseball book about the journey to find the "shot heard round the world" (i.e. Bobby Thompson's home run ball in 1951 against the Dodgers).
- Heart of the Game by S.L. Price: This is, quite honestly, one of the best books that I've ever read. Be careful, its an emotional book that will probably bring tears to your eyes.
- The Headmaster by John McPhee: This should be required reading for independent school teachers. Its an extraordinary story about an extraordinary man who literally built one of America's most prestigious schools from scratch.
- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown: I read this book at the beach and couldn't put it down. I think it was better than The Da Vinci Code...Brown is a master storyteller.
- Columbine by Dave Cullen: Think you know what happened at Columbine High School? Think again. If you want to know the real story instead of the one crafted by the media, this book is a MUST read.
- Family Values, How schools can cope with the crisis in child-rearing by Rob Evans: This book was required reading for all members of the faculty at PDS (and Dr. Evans will be visiting campus in a few weeks). Its not an enjoyable read, but its definitely informative for teachers and parents.
- The Audacity of Hope & Dreams from my Father by President Barack Obama: I couldn't get through either of these books. President Obama writes eloquently, but, quite honestly, I just didn't find the books interesting enough to complete.
- Currently reading October Men by Roger Kahn: book about the dysfunctional Yankees teams of 1977 and 1978. Great read, sort of the book version of ESPN's "The Bronx is Burning."
Friday, July 24, 2009
I know what you read this summer...
I'd like to use this blog as a forum to talk about great books. Reading is one of my favorite things to do, and I catch up on a A LOT of reading over the summer. Here are some of the books I've read, and I'd love to hear what you are reading, too: