The following titles have been suggested over the years for schools looking for faculty summer reading options, selections for the leadership team, and individual professional learning. Including both practical strategies and deeper concepts, we hope you find something to inspire and rejuvenate you this summer. 

Education, Teaching, and Learning


Culture, Change, Communication, and More

  • A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas Warren Berger
  • Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children Roberta Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
  • Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams Sam Walker
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and Emily Gregory
  • The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Daniel Coyle
  • Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes. Jimmy Casas
  • Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult PeopleBob Goff
  • I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
  • Legacy James Kerr
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin
  • Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life Ron Clark
  • Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts Daniel Shapiro
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on it Chris Voss
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain
  • Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back Andrew Zolli
  • Soul Print: Discovering Your Divine Destiny Mark Batterson
  • Team of Teams Stanley McChrystal
  • The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta
  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids Madeline Levine
  • The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
  • The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation Anna Malaika Tubbs
  • The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? Michael J. Sandel
  • The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World Jamil Zaki
  • Think Again Adam Grant
  • Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World Michelle Borba
  • Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen Dan Heath
  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Daniel Pink