2007 was the year reading enthusiasts proclaimed the inevitable death of the printed word as we knew it. We were well on our way to become a dumbed down America — or so they say.
Then, a new player arrived on the market, and Kindles began an evolutionary rise. Book lovers, typically seen clutching their tattered favorites as they grew torn, were now offered the convenience of a simple tablet that contained their reread novel’s literary cousins.
Today, fears have been reversed as studies now show that the digital age has brought forth a new generation of individuals who are not only eager to learn, but eager to read in print.
It remains the universal habit of the young and successful and it comes as no surprise that these 10 entrepreneurs under 35 are far from immune from the draw of the published word!
Read by Lena Dunham— Actress, Writer and Director of HBO Girls.
You can read her other top picks here
Read by Alan Schaaf, Founder and C.E.O of Imgur
Check out an interview with more of his favorite things here.
Take a look at her summer reading picks here.
Read by Adam Braun— Founder of Pencils of Promise.
See what else matters to him on Twitter here.
Take a look at this interview for more on Nathan and his favorites.
Read by Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and C.E.O. Facebook.
Keep tabs on his current reading adventures here.
Read by Evan Spiegel, Founder and C.E.O. of Snapchat
Find out how he compares this book with the workplace here.
Read by Jenna Marbles, Comedian and Youtube Entertainer
Catch her on Youtube here.
Read by Sarah Evans, Digital Correspondent
Keep up with her on Twitter here.
Read by Neil Patel, Co-founder of KISSMetrics
Find him on Twitter here.
Whether it’s fiction, fantasy, a techie book or one on Cuban sandwiches— when we read, we immerse ourselves in the minds and thoughts of others.
We share experiences and, as a result, learn from the lessons of others. So pick up a new book and join in on the experimental discovery of new ideas.
What will you read today that will influence your tomorrow?