Three non-fiction books I'm looking forward to reading

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Despite my love-hate relationship with non-fiction, I constantly coming across books I want to read. In an attempt to impose some discipline on my reading I thought I would publicly commit and comment on the next couple of books in the queue.

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin

At over five hundred pages, this book is a little larger than I normally take on but it is so fascinating and potentially useful that I had to dive in.  I have just started reading but am going to try to tackle this in bigger chunks so I can 1) finish it and 2) get more out of it.

The System Has a Soul: Essays on Christianity, Liberty, and Political Life by Hunter Baker

This collection of essays by my friend Hunter Baker tackle an important subject and one with great relevance today.  I always enjoy reading Hunter’s take on meaty subject so I can’t wait to be able to finish this collection. Thankfully it is much shorter than the first book in this list!

Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln by Richard Brookhiser

Last, but certainly not least, comes the latest from Richard Brookhiser. I have a simple rule: Brookhiser writes a book, I read it.  He is a master of popular, engaging and insightful history; razor sharp biographies that flush out impact and meaning not just a collection of dates and facts.  This is a must read.

So there you have it, cognitive science and self-help, political philosophy and cultural engagement; and historical biography top my TBR list.

What books are you looking forward to?

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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 - oh, and watching golf too).

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