Summer Reading for 2012

What’s on your reading list for this summer?

Here are some of mine…


On the nonfiction side, I’ll be reading from among these…

Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Future.
This will help me think through the questions that we’ll bring up at M2012
this September in Motown about where we’re going as a species.

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
I remember sitting at a table once with Len Sweet, Tom Wolf, and my brother, Erwin, some 15 or more years ago when Len said to us, Buddhism is the religion of the 21st century. Every year that seems more true. The influence of Buddhism permeates our lives. So I’m extending my life long interest in the religions of the world to this book written by the Dalai Lama for the summer.

The Moral Landscape: How Science can Determine Human Values
My gut instinct tells me this is going to be a snoozer, but, unless it puts me to sleep, I want to give anti-theist Sam Harris a chance to explain how science will tells us what is right and wrong.

The Next 100 years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
Because I can’t help it.

Reinventing Life: A Guide to Our Evolutionary Future
Our choices will alter the evolution of the world and of our own species.


I’m more of a fiction reader. This year I’ve enjoyed the Hunger Games Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the Enders Game first Volume and the second volume, Speaker for the Dead. As I turn towards summer I’m wondering what I should start with? Any recommendations?

What are you thinking about reading (fiction or nonfiction) this summer?