Crowd-sourced Summer Reading Suggestions

So far this summer, most of my reading has been nonfiction. Having a yearning to read fiction, I asked my social networks what they recommended.

Thanks to @amuhs, @llake, @cloudspark, @ddpaek, @LarryHehn, @frankmckay, my Twitter request yielded these suggestions:

And on Facebook Tom Golway, Hannah Doak Clifton, Elektra Damianos Gaebelien, Denise Lafountain, Greg Daly, Michell Arnold Paine, Kate Arnold Fitzpatrick, Katelyn Jo Melanson, Richard Cebra, Amy Cyrway, Maggie Hall, Jeff Pouland, Robert Sezak, Wayne Burke, Jean Coltart, Kathleen Tozier Duprey, Joanna Tracy Martel, Bill Taylor, and Faye Nicholson recommended:

These are all (affiliate) linked to Amazon but Robert Sezak reminded me that most of these books can be purchased at used books stores like RE-BOOKS in Waterville!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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  1. John (Mr. Phenomenal) Huber

    My suggestion on summer reading would be “Ask Without Fear” followed by The Bible (your choosing which edition).

    Hey ! Couldn’t resist weighing in. Did I ever thank you for putting me in touch with Christopher Davenport. Don’t watch and listen every week, but when I do, I usually come away with great ideas.

    Yesterday, the day of rest, had me going back to 2007 and bringing up all Issues of The Extreme Funraising Ezines, printing them out, four to a sheet of paper and putting them all in a binder. My next chore is to try to figure out a cataloging system by “title.” Any ideas, Mr. Fundraising Coach ? I never was very good at filing – one look at my office would convince anyone of that.

    And looking at your archives leads me to think I may have some more printing ahead of me, or do you have a “bowtie decimal” system that I can use? :o)

    Have a phenomenal week and keep those ezines coming.


  2. Marc A. Pitman

    Thanks John!

    No decimal system that I know of! 🙂 But I do have “Categories” for each post. Do those help? (Not sure if they show up when printed…)

    I’m a huge fan of Chris Davenport’s free Movie Mondays too! And not just because I’ve been a guest! 🙂

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