Updated Summer Reading List

Earlier I posted My Summer Reading List with the caveat that I might not end up reading those books listed but something entirely different. Well that turned out to be prophetic.

The only books I have read on the list are The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria and Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventure in Cable News by Tucker Carlson (BTW, in case you missed them, the book review is here and the author interview is here).

Instead of the books listed I took a little different direction. I have been reading Richard Brookhiser’s series of books on the American Founders. So far I have read Alexander Hamilton and Governeur Morris. I plan on reading his work on the Adamses soon.

As is my want I also picked up two small but interesting works and read them. They were:
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan. And
Blue Road to Atlantis by Jay Nussbaum.

In a further digression from my reading list, for my next project I plan on reading two distinct takes on current American politics: Ann Coulter’s Treason and Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason. It should be interesting to see who makes the better case and who is the bigger partisan hack.

So that is where I have been and where I am headed. Look for the book reviews to be posted as I am able this week. Why not pick a couple and follow along at home? Of course you could just wait for the reviews and leave snarky comments . . .

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).