What Book for Vacation??

Jiyoung and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage next week by going to Hawaii. WOOOO HOOOO!!!!!

I wanted to ask all of you – if you could bring any book or books to read, what would it be?

Sky’s the limit. It could be design, leadership, fiction, non-fiction, parenting…. whichever.

Bring it!
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23 thoughts on “What Book for Vacation??

  1. Hey… my wife and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary this coming December too! Anyway, before I suggest anything, I gotta ask:

    Are you sure you’re going to have time to read in Hawaii, in a very special honeymoon, and with so many fantastic things to do? :0)

  2. Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham (you should each buy a copy & complete the online assessment before you leave – that’ll give a lot of great things to discuss/learn about each other during the trip)

    And I’m really loving Wide Awake by Erwin McManus right now.

  3. I’m still bummed I didn’t get invited 🙂

    OK, books…
    #1 The Dangerous Act Of Worship (Brilliant)
    #2 The Shack (Will make you think)
    #3 Old Mad comics (never get tired of them)

  4. I really enjoyed Neil Gabler’s bio of Walt Disney. Also DisneyWar by James Stewart about the Eisner years at Disney. Fascinating read. For fiction I’m re-reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The best sci-fi book there is. It’s like Harry Potter in space, but much cooler.

  5. Don’t realy have a book suggestion, but my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Hawaii last week! It was awesome… enjoy every minute of it! (I’d go with fiction — get out of the real world for a while)…

  6. how to fit a 5’3 friend in a large suitcase, by caroly– –
    …oh, wait. maybe not what you were looking for. 😉

    i have been reading the book, leading with a limp, by dan b. allender, since february (i know, i know… been a little busy). i love this book. it’s not one you’ll walk away from saying it’s the best you’ve ever read…. but it is one you will walk away from and apply just about every word of it to your leadership journey. it’s blunt and real but at the same time encouraging and practical.

  7. It’s vacation…and vacation means fiction books only…here are a few recent reads:

    Fiction:
    Sky Blue by Travis Thrasher
    Nobody by Creston Mapes
    Thr3e by Ted Dekker
    DarkStar, Confessions of a Rock Star by Creston Mapes

    If you have to go non-fiction, try the following:
    Thinking for a Change by John Maxwell

    Last but not least, I thought this is appropriate:
    The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey

    Feel free to stop by and borrow any of the above from the Cook Library…

  8. ok you guys rock.
    I thought about the shack but not sure being 3000 miles away from my kids do I want to read something that would cause me to freak out over my kids. My wife suggested Kite Runner. Jeff Henderson mentioned Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters on his Twitter about a month ago and I ran and got it.
    Thank you for all the suggestions… The Phil Vischer story looks very interesting.

  9. David Crowder’s Everyone Wants To Go To Heaven But Nobody Wants To Die. I haven’t read it (the GF won’t stop talking about it) but if it’s anywhere as good as his book Praise Habit, then it’s a great book.

  10. I’ve got a suggestion for Jiyoung: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Most romantic (wink) book I’ve read in a long time.

    I like crude humor, so a book of essays by David Sedaris is always a must for beach reading.

  11. You don’t want a book that makes you think on a trip like this.You need entertainment. Nothing like good Southern fiction for that. “The Oasis” is the proper selection of course 🙂

  12. Although I have not read it myself, my brother highly recommends Me, Myself and Bob, which was mentioned above.

    As for me…Crazy Love, by Francis Chan.

  13. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathanial Philbrick.

    Historical non-fiction about a whale that rammed and sank a whaling ship.

    Sounds boring I know.

    Is riveting.

  14. I really enjoyed Plan B: More THoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott for a little soul-stirring.

    I’d go with Honeymoon With My Brother for a little dream-stirring

    and Thinking for a Living by Joey Reiman for a little mind-stirring.

    Enjoy every little glorious moment!!!!! Miss seeing you around NP!

  15. I really LOVE the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. Very easy reads. I read one in Jamaica on the beach (of course Hawaii is much cooler).

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