My Work & School-Related Summer Reading List (or, the Serious Books to Read This Summer)

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  • Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy and Commitment by Kenneth Thomas
  • Resilience: Discovering a New Strength at Times of Stress by Frederic Flach
  • Resilience at Work: How to Succeed No Matter What Life Throws at You by Salvatore Maddi and Deborah Khoshaba
  • On Becoming a Woman Leader: Learning from the Experiences of University Presidents by Susan Madsen
  • slide:ology: the Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte
  • Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices that Matter) by Garr Reynolds
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer and Stephen Jay Gould
  • Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches by John Creswell
  • Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step by Step Guide by Allan Glatthorn and Randy Joyner
  • How to Write a Better Thesis by David Evans and Paul Gruba
  • The Elemens of an Effective Dissertation and Thesis: A Step by Step Guide to Getting it Right the First Time by Raymond Calabrese
  • Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less by Evelyn Ogden
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin Seligman
  • The How of Hapiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being by Stephen Lepore and Joshua Smyth
  • The Science of Stories: An Introduction to Narrative Psychology by Janos Laszlo
  • Emotion, Disclosure, & Health by James Pennebaker
  • Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions by James Pennebaker
  • Energy Psychology: Explorations at the Interface of Energy, Cognition, Behavior, and Health (Second Edition) by Fred Gallo
  • The Energy of Belief: Psychology's Power Tools to Focus Intentions and Release Blocking Beliefs by Sheila Sidney Bender and Mary Sise
  • Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core by Bruce Schneider
  • The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change by David Feinstein et al.
  • Time: The Ultimate Energy: An Exploratino of the Scientific, Psychological, and Metaphysical Aspects of Time by Murry Hope
  • The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered by Sioban Nelson and Suzanne Gordon
  • From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public (2nd edition) by Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon
  • Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing by Dana Beth Weinberg and Suzanne Gordon
  • Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care by Suzanne Gordon
  • The Nursing Shortage: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Practice and Education by Harriet Feldman
  • Weekend MBA for Dummies by Richard Pettinger et al.
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Generation Me: Why Today's Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled -- and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean Twenge
  • College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It by Richard Kadison and Theresa DiGeronimo
  • Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You by Barrett Seaman
  • The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards by Wendy Shalit
  • Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children by Joe McIlhaney and Freda Bush
  • Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single by Jillian Straus
  • Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both by Laura Sessions Stepp
  • Safety in Numbers: Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care by Suzanne Gordon et al.
  • Where Have All the Nurses Gone? the Impact of the Nursing Shortage on American Healthcare by Faye Satterly