As I’ve already mentioned, in just over a week I’ll be on Belshaw Black Ops for the whole of December. During that time I want to spend time with my family, slow down a little, and read. You know, long-form stuff.
Here’s three books I’ve got queued up:
- Makers: the New Industrial Revolution (Chris Anderson)
- Reality is Broken: why games make us better and how they can change the world (Jane McGonigal)
- Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Altogether, I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 10 non-fiction books during December.
What else should I read? (and why?) It doesn’t have to be a new book, nor does it have to be about education or technology – but it does need to be interesting.
List your three must-read books in the comment section below. I’ll be writing a short review of the ten books I end up reading when I come back in January.
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The following books have been recommended by the awesome people commenting below:
- Empowering Public Wisdom: a Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics (Tom Atlee)
- Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord)
- Cinema 1: the Movement-Image (Gilles Deleuze)
- How to Get Rich(Felix Dennis)
- Making is Connecting (David Gauntlet)
- Tristes Topiques (Claude Levi-Strauss)
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner)
- Slow Reading (John Miedema)
- The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude (Andrew Nikiforuk)
- Tempo (Venkatesh Rao)
- Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Andrew Solomon)
Also, Audrey Watters recommended via Twitter:
And on Google+ Timothy Scholze recommended:
- Net Smart: How to Thrive Online(Howard Rhiengold)
- Witness to Hope(George Weigel)
- 21st Century Skills: rethinking how students learn(James Bellanca)
Then, again on Twitter Jon Parnham recommended:
- 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear (Ben Hammersley)
- How to Find Fulfilling Work: The School of Life (Roman Krznaric)