You may have noticed that this year’s summer reading guide is tighter than previous editions: it only has 7 categories, 5 books in each, and—this is the big change—if I couldn’t imagine you wanting to take the book to the beach with you, I didn’t include it.
(Need the guide? Here’s how to get yours).
That means no crazy-slow-to-develop gorgeous novels, no productivity books, no poetry. (Well, not many.)
But I like to read year-round, and I know I’m not alone. As much as I love my novels, I also read to get smart—to develop my craft, to dive deep into subjects, to explore topics I know nothing about.
So I created my Summer Syllabus. (Thanks to Melissa for suggesting the title on facebook.) These are the books that didn’t make the cut for the summer reading guide because they’re too nerdy (even for the Nerdy Nonfiction category!) But I want to read them this summer—or at least feel like I should.
So here’s my Summer Syllabus: 10 summer reads that will make me smarter:
Which of these look good to you? Will you make your own summer syllabus? What will be on it?