June 8, 2011

I’d been hemming and hawing for weeks as to what my “reading list” for my second Day Zero project was going to be. I just didn’t know what I wanted to do: hand-pick a series of books? How many? How few? Have someone else pick the books? But what if I hated them?

So I did what I always do when faced with too much data: analysis paralysis.

Until I was talking to a co-worker, who’d asked if I’d seen this list culled by indie booksellers for summer reading, which led me to a linked list about new books about explaining how the brain works.

My intrerest was only piqued by a few books on the former list, and I love the topic covered by the latter, so I culled them together and made my reading list.

I’m not going to say that each book was lovingly handpicked, or the subject is of the utmost of importance to me, because that wouldn’t be entirely true. These are just books that came highly reccomended by trusted (just not peronally-known) sources.

I look forward to reading each of them.

Check out more 2011 summer reading lists from NPR.