For those who missed it, TED released 101 speaker-recommended summer reads.
And this list is #GOALS.
During my workday, as I sweep the internet for new opportunities and partnerships, I like to listen to Ted Talks. I am totally addicted to knowledge. I get so excited when my friends are confused about something and then ask me to update them on studies, news or history. So naturally, I was really excited about this list.
Based off of TED’s programs, I assumed their summer readings would only include academic and theoretic titles. In reality, it’s actually a well-mixed collection with an array of genres and authors. However, a large percentage of the books serve anthropological curiosity.
The books were arranged by 13 summer activities, including the following:
When you’re lying in the sun, when you’re in the mood for adventure, when you want to understand what’s going on in the world, when you’re spending summer in the city, when you’re itching to go back to school, when your kids are restless, when you’re unable to get to a museum, when you’re plotting to conquer the world, when your idea of a vacation is stepping into someone else’s life, when you’re over summer blockbusters and want something with soul and emotion, when you’re prepping for a picnic, BBQ or houseguests, when you want useful information AND when you want to learn from the past.
You basically have a book for every moment ~
It has been a busy season at the office, so I decided to start with “When you’re plotting to conquer the world.” Even though it’s almost the end of summer and I’ve only read 3 books from their list, I plan to see it through until the end. I’ve already learned so much from authors Malcolm Gladwell, Maria Konnikova and Ken Robinson! Plus I am feeling soo inspired and confident from “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” (FYI there’s a free audiobook with this one when you’re trying out audible).
I believe next I will move on to “When you want to understand what’s going on in the world” because I am dying to get my hands on Roxane Gay’s “Bad Feminist: Essays.”
Read the list HERE!
Is anyone else attempting to master this reading challenge?