Many people's New Year's resolution is to read more books. If you're a soon-to-be law student, current student, or practicing lawyer who made a vow to broaden your reading habits in 2014, look to your colleagues for reading inspiration. The ABA Journal put together a fascinating reading list by asking 30 distinguished lawyers to pick a book they'd recommend to other legal professionals.
Here are ten books to read that were mentioned on the ABA's list:
Absurdist fiction, philosophical fiction. "The Trial" by Franz Kafka -- Recommended by Thane Rosenbaum, award-winning novelist and founding director of Fordham Law School's Forum on Law, Culture and Society, which gathers together some of the most prestigious lawyers, judges, writers, actors and academics in the nation.
This should help to muster up the energy to read something more than humdrum legal cases. For more recommendations -- including really cool non-fiction ideas as well as the lawyers' compelling explanations for their picks -- check out the ABA's complete "30 Lawyers, 30 Books" list.
Editor's Note: This is a great list, with greatly accomplished lawyers, but come on, no "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Or is that just too 'expected.' Are we off base here? Tell us on Facebook.