This is timely. I found helpful tips in this article on Lifehacker to reduce distractions and boost my reading How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books
I recently couldn't put down The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and I'm currently dual reading Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead sounds very interesting... thanks for the tip!
I finished the Underground Railroad and I have to say it was very powerful. At times, it was extremely hard to read but I think it's necessary to be reminded of this time in American history. The story was great and the characters very engaging. I really appreciate the recommendation!
OK, I am not a newcomer, but I am working with a newcomer, Bekie Hogsed and I want this to be a good experience for her. So, I already gave her "The Social Organization" to read by March 15. I also really enjoyed Jacob Morgan's, "The Future of Work" which I believe was part of a Jive Book Club read. I just started a brand new book called "Digital Sense" by Travis Wright and Chris R. Snook and am really enjoying it.
Other books I've loved that are fiction are:
"History of Love" -- Nicole Krauss
"Netherland" -- Joseph O'Neill
"The English Patient" -- Michael Ondaatje
"Tinkers" -- by Paul Harding
"The Dog Stars" -- by Peter Heller
"Mr. Peanut" -- by Adam Ross
"The Stand" -- by Stephen King
I find it really hard to make time for reading books, rather I tend to read a lot of articles. As a part of my New Year goals for 2017 I purchased two new books:
- Lee Watanabe Crockett and Andrew Churches - Mindful Assessment focused on assessing fluencies for modern learners.
- Adam Grant - Originals - How non-conformists move the world.
I just recently began reading Mindful Assessment am very impressed with the format, Chapter 1 looks at the phases of learning, assessment methods, and skill acquisition. Chapter 2 reviews the framework for assessing the essential fluencies outlined in the book - Solution, Information, Creativity, Media, Collaboration, Global digital citizenship. I'm excited to dedicate more time to this book