As the summer nears its end and “back to school” is within reach, you may be scrambling to complete summer bucket lists. I know I am. The last few weeks of summer often mean squeezing in some trips, whether that’s day trips to the zoo, a nearby city to explore, or bigger trips to a lake or beach with the family. In Michigan, it seems that August is always the great migration Up North.
For me, vacation goals always include finishing a book. It feels like such a sense of accomplishment that (as a mom of three) I was relaxed enough to be able to read an entire book. Having that quiet time (hopefully outside with beautiful scenery) is something I always treasure. It does help, however, to have a great book to draw you back to the pages. A few of my “can’t put down” reads of late have been A Gentleman in Moscow and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Getting great book recommendations or trading books with friends is the adult version of baseball card trading. Keeping that in mind, we asked some of the great leaders (and best) in Ann Arbor to share what they’re currently reading. Hopefully it’ll provide some inspiration for reading on your end of summer trip.
- Sam, owner of Arbor Pack ‘N’ Mail, (located at 2370 E. Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor), is reading, Self Aware, A Guide for Success in Work and Life by his client, Mr. Rob Pasick, who is a long time Ann Arbor resident. Rob is a Psychologist and he talks about achieving success in work & life in this book.
- Former U-M head basketball coach, John Beilein, is currently reading, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
- Tommy York, owner of YORK, said, “I just read, Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. Amazing! Gave me new eyes and ears to understand how Native Americans have been treated!
- Partner at Watershed Hospitality Group, Justin Herrick, said, “The Thursday Murder Club and its sequel were good.”
- Lisa Roberts, owner of Rock Paper Scissors, just read, Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love and Satisfaction Guaranteed: How ZIngerman’s Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community.”
- Former U-M head football coach, Lloyd Carr, is reading a book called Lonesome Dove.
- Ethan Kross, U-M professor and author of Chatter: The Voice in our Head, Why it Matters, and How to Harness it, is currently reading, The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War.
What are you currently reading? Anything you’d recommend? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.