10+1 great summer reads

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David Bauer
4 min readJul 13, 2020

What follows is a highly subjective selection of books, the only criterion for inclusion being: I have read them in 2020 and wholeheartedly recommend reading them (except for one, which is the +1).

Difficult Women — Helen Lewis

Our daughter is still a little too young, but I can’t wait to tell her about these “difficult women”. Women who fought for their right to divorce, to vote, to work, to take control over their time. What’s great about this “History of feminism in 11 fights” is that it depicts the protagonists not as inspirational heroines, but as complicated, imperfect, difficult women — determined to shake things up.

Competing Against Luck — Clayton M. Christensen

Christensen has shaped my understanding of user centered journalism more than anyone else. His “Jobs to be done” theory is an eye-opener for anyone who wants to reach people and customers. When Christensen died in late January this year, I re-read one of his key books -worth every minute.

How to Be an Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi

To me, the most impactful read of 2020, full of clarity and force. Kendi’s key point: You cannot…