Summer Reads for 2019Submitted by Castlebar Asset Management on May 30th, 2019
Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it is officially the summer reading season! Whether you are going to the beach, the lake or just your back patio – here is my list of books I have queued up for summer 2019. There should be something for everyone.
Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
This book is based on the story of an Italian teenager. The story covers his life during the final two years of WW2. It is a remarkable adventure that takes him from saving people by sneaking them over the Alps into Switzerland to eventually joining the Germany Army. I finished this book already and it is one of my favorites I have read in 2019 so far.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
I am breaking my rule of not buying a book until it has been out for at least one year. This prevents me from hearing an interview with an author and then buying the book. If people are still talking about a book 12 months after it was released than it is probably worth reading. It also prevents me from ending up with a Kindle or bookshelf full of books! Range was released this month. It looks at how specializing too soon may lead to worse outcomes in sports and professional life. Given how much we see folks spend money on traveling and lessons for youth sports, I am excited to get started on this read!
Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of the best-known biographers of American Presidents. In this book, she explores the highs and lows of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and LBJ. She looks at how each president developed character traits throughout their life which they used in moments of crisis during their terms.
Big Mistakes by Michael Batnick
An easy question to ask someone is what is the best investment you ever made. A better question is what is your worst investment. This book looks at great investors and examines their biggest mistakes they made during their investment career.
I love Christmas morning because I get to put together Lego sets with my nephews! Brick by Brick looks at how Lego consistently innovates and has become a ubiquitous toy around the world.
What are your favorite summer reads? Let us know!
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