Alright, so summer is almost over and I’ve already purchased my school supplies, but that doesn’t mean that I have to give up on enriching my young mind with a good reading list, which I will share with you:

1. Tribes by Seth Godin

Completed. I thought it was a decent read, considering its short length and interesting subject matter. However, Godin left me a bit disappointed. I thought that this book would offer a little bit more into the functionality of tribes, rather than just how to lead one. I’m not a huge follower of his though he does have some great ideas.

2. Putting the Public Back in Public Relations by Brian Solis and Deirdre Breakenridge

I just started this one last night and hopefully, plan to finish it by the end of this coming week. It reads well, offers insight, and isn’t full of redundancies. Good stuff.

3. On Writing by Stephen King

I’m into the third section of this book and have enjoyed every page thus far. It’s straightforward, to the point, and offers great tools for all writers. A must-read if you plan on using your pen/typewriter/keyboard to make a living.

4. Ogilvy On Advertising by David Ogilvy

5. Purple Cow by Seth Godin

6. The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott

7. Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith (still have to order this one…)

UPDATE 8/17/09: Just ordered a copy this morning.

8. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brein

Completed. I read this one while I was in Vermont and found it to be one of the best novels I’ve read all year. O’Brein shares a very passionate look into what every man carries, no matter what his past or his future. I’m really looking forward to seeing him speak at Marywood in October.

9. Love, Again by Doris Lessing

10. Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan

Completed, but I’m re-reading it because it’s one of the best copywriting guides I’ve ever encountered. Just wonderful.

I’ll keep you updated as I progress…



5 Responses

  1. hey Mandy, thanks for including Trust Agents on your list! i just got my own copy in the mail, seeing it in real life for the first time was amazing.

    let me know if you like it when you read it, ok? :)

  2. Oh wowzers! Thanks so much for commenting! I plan on ordering a copy very soon (once I get paid again) but I really look forward to reading :-)

  3. Thanks so much for commenting! I really appreciate it and look forward to reading your book. PS – LOVED the session you gave for Inbound Marketing University.

  4. On Writing is one of the most valuable books on the subject that I’ve ever read, regardless of what you think of King’s work. It treats writing like a trade and not an art, and the lack of pretension makes it so much easier to get into.

    I just got Trust Agents last week and I’m looking forward to it (I have two other books to finish first).

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