Summer Reading for the Guys

For those men that love a good book but are tired of seeing Me Before You and the latest Dean Koontz novel top the lists, I have compiled a short list with some good variety. This list are all books that I have read and can recommend. From novels to business to classics this list will hopefully give you some good reading ideas of books you can tackle this summer.

Did you know that 33% of high school graduates never read another book for the remainder of their lives? Are you one of those people? Well if you are up until this point I encourage you to break the statistic and read one of these in the next 3 months. You can do it!

Each of the books below comes in under 500 pages which makes for some great momentum for the summer. The average reader could read one or two of these on a week long vacation if they put their mind to it. So set down the phone and pick up a paperback (unless you’re using the Kindle app on your device then by all means keep reading there).

Fiction Reading

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (352 pages)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (400 pages)

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (252 pages)

A Drive Into the Gap by Kevin Guilfoile (71 pages)

Non-Fiction Reading

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander (210 pages)

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace (368 pages)

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (190 pages)

The Classics

Animal Farm by George Orwell (140 pages)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (384 pages)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (208 pages) – not technically a classic but this section was a little light so I added it here.

There you have it. A collection of some of the best books I’ve read recently that I think you would enjoy too. What books would you add to this list? I’m always looking for another book or two to add to my Goodreads.


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    Classics – East of Eden… A story everyone should read (not under 500 pages, but an easy read)

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