Another teaching year finishes this week, and I’m trying to think hard about what I’ll read over the summer. I haven’t settled on a concrete list yet, but here are some guidelines I’ve been thinking through, to hopefully make my summer reading as rich as possible.
1. We only have a relatively short amount of time to use well or waste in this life. So I’m going to try to read important things, that I know will be beneficial. I also want to read things I enjoy, and/or work by authors I like. I’m realizing more and more that real, honest-to-goodness reading happens with the stuff that interests and excites us. This is the stuff that we won’t regret having read (most likely anyway).