Summer reading list from NC SPIN panelists

Published August 1, 2019

By Tom Campbell

Want to know what your NC SPIN panelists are reading this summer?  Happy reading.

Tamara Barringer

A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett.

Tom Campbell 

I just finished presidential historian Michael Beschloss’ book Presidents of War, an excellent in-depth examination of presidents from James Madison to Lyndon Johnson. Also read Rufus Edmisten’s That’s Rufus. 

I’ve just started David Brooks’ The Second Mountain; The Quest for a Moral Life.   I’m not very far into it but so far I’m intrigued.

 Brad Crone

 That's Rufus, by Rufus Edmisten and The Branch Head Boys, by Rob Christensen.

Anna Beavon Gavely

How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Alan Jacobs. Beach book is Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, by Diana Gabaldon. 

Becki Gray

Foundation; The History of England from it’s earliest beginnings to the Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd. On her bedside table is Archaeology from Space; How the Future Shapes Our Past, by Sarah Parcak

Henry Hinton

Loving Life, by Gene Loving, iconic broadcaster from the Tidewater Virginia market.  Just starting The Man in the Mirror, by Patrick Morley. Henry’s beach reaches include Juror #3, by James Patterson. Also. Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham. 

Phil Kirk

Two by Two, by Nicolas Sparks, a New Bern resident. Recently finished The Reckoning, by John Grisham.

Peg O’Connell

The Mueller Report, by The New York Times. Beach read is Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon, the second in the series of Outlander books.

Howard Lee

The Soul of America,by Jon Meacham.

Donna Martinez

My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, by Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice. Also Johnny Carson, by Henry Bushkin, Carson’s longtime manager.

Joe Mavretiic

The British Are Coming, by Rick Atkinson. A look at the Revolution from the British perspective.

Brenda Pollard

The Go-Giver,by Bob Burg.

Patrick Sebastian

The Path to Power, The years of Lyndon Johnson,by Robert A. Caro. Recently read The Gatekeepers, How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every President, by Chris Whipple.

Dennis Wicker

 Dennis just finished reading The Mueller Report