Sorry that summer is over! I hope you are all doing well and are excited for a wonderful school year.
I just began teaching the fall semester at the university this week, and I now remember what I love most about the summer: it provides plenty of time to read a lot of longer books. I have been reading my share of biographies and epics, on top of my typical shorter books. I promised my wife that I would downsize our home library, so I have been reading books and donating them to the Friends of the Library. For some reason I have been reading a number of excellent sports biographies, including Playing for Keeps (about Michael Jordan) by David Halberstam and When Pride Still Mattered (about Vince Lombardi) by David Maraniss. Halberstam and Maraniss both have won Pulitzer Prizes, and it is easy to see: I could not put their books down. Fabulous authors. I’ve also been reading my share of inspirational and educational books, and this week I began listening to more books on CD, again (thanks to my work commute).
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful September, and enjoy your books!