What Am I Reading This Summer?

October 7, 2014 — Portsmouth, NH

I frequently open up conversations with friends I haven’t seen in a while by asking them “What have you been reading?” I get lots of good ideas from them. Now that Labor Day (and the 2014 Bigelow Forum) has come and gone, and since turnabout is only fair play, here’s a brief list of selected reading from my summer 2014 of mostly light beach reading (in more or less chronological order):

   Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer


   The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis

   The Painter by Peter Heller

   Casebook: A Novel by Mona Simpson

   The Path to Power by Robert Caro

   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

   The Son by Jo Nesbo

   I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

   The Heist by Daniel Silva

   Powers of Two by Joshua Schenk

   A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby And His Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

   The White Van by Patrick Hoffman

   By the Late John Brockman by John Brockman

   Zero to One by Peter Thiel