I love reading. I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. For the second year in a row, one of my New Year’s Resolutions revolves around reading. This year’s goal (30 fun books), is clipping along decently. I’m currently rereading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen for what I think is the fourth time. Love it! I hope to be spending my summer doing oodles of reading. Yes, oodles. 🙂 I have quite the book list to tackle and the a chunk of the books on the list are related to work in some form. So, in reality, I have two lists: “fun” books & “work” books. Here’s my “work” list so far. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll be able to get them all done…and I’ll be trying my hardest to read as much as possible.
- All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger (all about internships; recently started)
- Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies by Joshua Waldman (useful resource for some of my presentations; started last Fall and I’m not sure if I’ll be reading this one cover to cover)
- Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education From the Inside Out by Clayton Christensen & Henry Eyring (read for Student Life book club on campus; about half way through and I have good intentions to finish even though we already had the discussion about the book)
- Demonstrating Student Success: A Practical Guide to Outcomes-Based Assessment of Learning & Development in Student Affairs by Marilee Bresciani, Megan Moore Gardner, & Jessica Hickmott (tackling some assessment items in our office during the next year and my boss wants me to read this one)
- Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs: Theory, Research, Narratives, & Practice from Feminist Perspectives by Penny Pasque & Shelley Errington Nicholson (just started this the other day; reading it with my fab friend Steph; saw the editors speak & had my book signed at the ACPA Convention in Baltimore)
- Social Media for Educators: Strategies & Best Practices by Tanya Joosten (downloaded yesterday!; also rather excited because the author is from Wisconsin)
- Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live & Do Business by Erik Qualman (it’s been sitting on my iPad for awhile & I’m thinking next week’s long hours in the Minneapolis airport might be the perfect time to start reading it)
- Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad by Stacie Berdan (another one that is research for presentations I deliver; started reading a while ago and need to get moving on it)
These aren’t necessarily on my reading list for summer, but they probably should be. I bought them at the expo the ACPA Convention in March.
- Teaching Sustainability|Teaching Sustainably by Kirsten Allen Bartels & Kelly Parker (this coming academic year will see a relaunch of UMD’s Liberal Education Program and will be including a category in sustainability; plus, I find sustainability fascinating)
- Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding & Improving the Second-Year Experience by Mary Stuart Hunter, Barbara Tobolowsky, John Gardner, and Associates (picked this up because I think the topic is interesting)
- Academic Advising by Virginia Gordon, Wesley Habley, Thomas Grites & Associates (I want to have a bit more knowledge about the advising arena to aid in my Career Counseling)
I’m thinking I may have bit off more than I can chew. Have you read any of these books (or want to)? What did you think of them? Hopefully, I’ll be able to share my thoughts on the books with you as I get through reading them.
What’s on your reading list? For fun or for work?