Let’s skip CRE, traffic solutions and local politics for a week and say: Rain, Rain Go Away, I’d much prefer a Sunny Reading Day!
What have you been reading lately? It’s that time of year again, when I share with our followers what I’ve been reading/listening to the last twelve months. As stated in the spring of the last two years, I become hooked on Audible audiobooks.
Here’s a list of several of the books, a few of the classics I read years ago, but still find interesting, enlightening and fascinating:
Psychology and the Social Sciences
- The Honest Truth About Dishonesty – How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves, By: Dan Ariely
- Sincerity: How a Moral Ideal Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern Art, Hipster Chic, and the Curious Notion that We All Have Something to Say (No Matter How Dull), By: R. Jay Magill Jr.
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, By: Malcolm Gladwell
- Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, By: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
- The Sociopath Next Door, By: Martha Stout
Politics and Government
- Fear: Trump in the White House, By: Bob Woodward
- The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, By: Jon Meacham
- Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It, By: Steven Brill
- Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, By: Tucker Carlson
European History at the turn of the nineteenth century into the twentieth
- Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life, By: Jonathan Sperber
- A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918, By: G. J. Meyer
- To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, By: Adam Hochschild
- All Quiet on the Western Front, By: Erich Maria Remarque
- Rasputin: The Untold Story, By: Joseph T. Fuhrmann
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, By: Ernest Hemingway
- The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War, By: Aaron Shulman
- Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation, By: Adolf Hitler,
- It’s a Long Story: My Life, By: Willie Nelson, David Ritz – contributor
- Herbert Hoover: A Life, By: Glen Jeansonne
- Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World, By: Mike Stanton
- Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend, By: Deirdre Bair
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, By: Frederick Douglass
- The Johnstown Flood, By: David McCullough
- Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, By: Jon Krakauer
- The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, By: H. W. Brands
- Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, By: Thomas E. Ricks
- Animal Farm, By: George Orwell
- 1984: New Classic Edition, By: George Orwell
Random Good Books
- The Coming Storm, By: Michael Lewis
- AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, By: Kai-Fu Lee
- Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story, By: Leigh Byrne
- Sharp Objects: A Novel, By: Gillian Flynn
- American Psycho, By: Bret Easton Ellis
- Benjamin Franklin’s Book of Virtues, By: Benjamin Franklin
Maybe there’s a book or two that may interest you. I have to say; many are ones that friends recommended to me.
Have you read any of these? … please, share your thoughts!
And what are your reading now … recommendations are always welcome!
Have a great spring and summer!
Rocky Mackintosh, President of MacRo, Ltd., a Land and Commercial Real Estate firm based in Frederick, Maryland, has been an active member of the Frederick community for over four decades. He has served as chairman of the board of Frederick Memorial Hospital and as a member of the Frederick County Charter Board from 2010 to 2012. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Frederick Mutual Insurance Company. Established in 1843, it is one of the longest enduring businesses in Frederick County.
“In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI): Rocky’s Summer Reading List 2019” Comment
The Great Flood by David McCullough is a great book — also recommend “Americans in Paris” which he wrote/published in 2010.
“A World Undone” was the most comprehensive history of World War I (or any war) that I’ve ever read. Great suggestion!
Michael the appraiser