The blogosphere is full this morning of lists of book recommendations, from business titles that liberal arts students might find handy to an assortment of so many innovative writers (54, to be exact).
We'll begin at the Accredited Online Colleges blog, which has a list of 20 Basic Business Books That Every Liberal Arts Student Should Read. Among them are Endless Referrals by Bob Burg, Getting Things Done by David Allen, Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point, and Guerilla Networking: A Proven Battle Plan to Attract the Very People You Want to Meet, by Jay Conrad Levinson and Monroe Mann. My favorite-sounding title: Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, by Kevin Freilberg and Jackie Freilberg. Discover how Southwest's New Age management techniques exploded their business and created a culture of positivity, the blog says.
Continuing the business theme, Russ Henneberry at Tiny Business, Mighty Profits has a summertime list of 3 Business Books Every Tiny Business Owner Should Read.
Baseball, BBQ and business books by the pool. That's how I spend my leisure time in the summer, he writes.
Over at So Many Books, Stefanie has posted a list of innovative writers, from Wendell Berry to Michael Ondaatje and Jennifer Egan. In a bit of whimsical fun, she writes, I finished Umberto Eco's 'The Infinity of Lists' and I thought wouldn't that be clever to have a list when I wrote about a book about lists? But this list turned out to be so long that you'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out about Eco's book.
Elsewhere, YA Bibliophile names Top Ten Settings in Books, topped by Prince Edward Island and Hogwarts - and Anne at the Berkeley Heights Public Library Book Blog in New Jersey highlights 10 quirky books, including The Spare Room, by Helen Garner.
A friend with end-stage cancer moves in and becomes the most annoying house guest imaginable, Anne writes. She won't leave, but what can you say in that situation? This must be the worst house guest situation ever.
Do you agree or disagree with the lists put forward by these books bloggers? Let us know below.
Edward B. Colby is the Books section editor of the International Business Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.