Help build my summer reading list


This weekend I treated myself to a Barnes & Noble shopping spree and officially kicked off a mind-kindling summer reading list! It keeps me going. Here’s my list so far:


Do you have any recommendations to add? As you can probably conjure from my list, there are a few topics and themes I’m especially looking for great reads on (but I’m open to suggestions on anything you think I’d find inspiring, informational or simply enjoyable):


  • hospital transparency & policy change
  • “big pharma” & detailing
  • FDA regulations in life science industries
  • insight into the lives of doctors
  • ePharma & mHealth


  • gamification
  • behavior modification
  • content strategy in UX design
  • improving design documentation
  • eLearning (non-fiction)


  • net neutrality (non-fiction / current events)
  • work-life balance (fiction)
  • inspiring stories of people telling amazing accounts or doing remarkable work for social good (non-fiction)
  • solo travel adventures (fiction & memoirs)

And it wouldn’t be fair to ask for suggestions without offering some myself. If you’re interested in some of these similar topics, these are a few reads I would definitely recommend:

“Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science” by Atul Gawande

“Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience” by Peter Jones

“Emotional Design: Why we love (or hate) everyday things” by Don Norman

“Mobile Usability” by Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu

“A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah

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