“Read more” seems to be a common New Years resolution among the masses, so for this week’s Friday 5, we asked TOKY staff to share a glimpse of their reading lists for 2014.
Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
Reading more was one of my big resolutions for the new year, and I know it’s going to be a challenge because of the second child coming. So in preparation, the cable has been turned off, and the wish list has been growing. One newer addition to the wish list – and somewhat industry related – is Alone Together by Sherry Turkle. It looks like an interesting study on what screen addictions and smartphones are doing to human relationships. I think it’s going to be really interesting to look back at this current generation and see that things will never be the like they were before – that is until that big solar flare comes, right? (Damn you Doomsday Preppers! Did I mention I’m glad to be getting rid of cable?). Here’s a great interview from NPR.
/ Jay David, Creative Director
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Given the NSA news, I’m going to read Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”.
/ Eric Thoelke, President + Executive Creative Director
The Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
I found a great plan for reading through Tolkien’s work on Middle-earth chronologically. It involves not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but his other lesser known books, poems, songs and unfinished tales. Should be quite a challenge, but the Tolkien nerd in me really wants to do it.
/ Adam Fischer, Production Artist & Photographer
Steinbeck & Austen
/ Natalie Zurfluh, Senior Strategist
Who’s Your City? by Richard Florida
/ Katherine Leonard, Content Strategist