2022 summer reading list

What's on your 2022 summer reading list? A few members from Concordia University Ann Arbor's SoE share their top picks.

2022 Summer reading list: School of Ed’s top picks

Teachers, you’ve made it to summertime after a school year of being flexible, trying new things, and thinking outside of the box. Downtime is important for both your brain and your body, and you should try your best to prioritize downtime this summer.

However, when you’re needing some mental stimulation and entertainment, nothing gets the job done quite like a book. Am I right, teachers? Building literacy over the summer is important, and it can even be enjoyable. Reading for fun is great!

We tell our students this, but sometimes we need to hear it, too. Reading for entertainment as an adult is healthy. Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Education faculty and staff have shared what they’re reading for fun this summer. If you already have your summer reading list selected, perfect! If not, perhaps this list will give you a few interesting ideas for your own summer reading.

CUAA School of Ed’s 2022 Summer reading list

Beth Hopkins, Coordinator of Licensure, Certification and Assessment, Office Manager

Beth Hopkins

Professional development book choice:
Luther on Leadership: Leadership Insights from the great reformer
Author: David Cook

Leisure book choice:
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office
Author: Brian Baumgartner


James Pingel, PhD, Dean, School of Education

James Pingel, PhD

Professional development book choices:
Play Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong
Author: Eric Barker

Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh
Author: Thomas Kidd

Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original
Author: Howard Bryant

Future Tense: Why Anxiety is Good For You (Even Though It Feels Bad)
Author: Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Leisure book choice:
Concordia Commentary: Joshua by Adolph L. Harstad


Sandra Harris, EdD, Director of Graduate Education

Sandra Harris, EdD

Professional development book choice:
Think again
Author: Adam Grant

Leisure book choice:
Capitol Murder
Author: Philip Margolin


Kyle Chuhran, Ed.D

Kyle Chuhran, EdD, Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education

Professional development book choice:
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Author: David Allen

Leisure book choices:
The Bondage of the Will
Authors: Martin Luther & Henry Cole

The Bible (year-long reading plan)


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— Vanessa Lane is the Content Marketing Lead at Concordia University and can be reached at vanessa.lane@cuaa.edu. When she's not at work, she can be found playing with her kids or watching NBA basketball with her husband.

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