The weather is finally warm enough to where I\u2019ve created my outdoor patio space.\u00a0 And that means that it\u2019s summer reading time!\u00a0 A cool drink, my feet up and I\u2019m going to be reading these books all summer long.\u00a0 The Small Business Trends Book Review team has already read and reviewed some of them and others are currently on our reading list. So take a look at these short write-ups and see if they belong on your summer business book list as well. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work\u00a0 by\u00a0Chip Heath\u00a0and\u00a0Dan Heath I was lucky enough to see Dan Heath (@Heathbrothers) speak about the insightful and simple decision making process that anyone can use for both personal and business decisions.\u00a0 In fact, that\u2019s where I got my copy of this book. Like their previous books; Made to Stick and Switch, Decisive is written in an engaging style that\u2019s easy to read. Decisive is loaded with lots of wonderful examples of familiar brands and how they made both good and bad decisions.\u00a0 Here\u2019s a teaser \u2013 Remember the old story about David Lee Roth and his insane request for having all the brown M&Ms removed?\u00a0 It\u2019s true. But you\u2019ll want to read the book to find out the method behind the madness. Read our full review. Contagious: Why Things Catch On\u00a0 by\u00a0Jonah Berger An enthusiastic referral from a fellow business book junkie convinced me to buy this book by Jonah Berger (@J1Berger) and I have been referring it to anyone who asked me about how to generate word-of-mouth for their business. This is a fabulous summer read because it has all the ingredients \u2013 fun stories about brands you\u2019ve heard of and other small businesses that have creatively tripped the triggers that make us want to share and spread the word about businesses and products we love. Read our full review. What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences by\u00a0Brian Solis Brian Solis (@BrianSolis) is at it again.\u00a0 The Future of Business is the ideal summer read because it\u2019s what I call a \u201cthinking book.\u201d \u00a0This is a beautiful hardbound book with plenty of full-color graphics that illustrate Solis\u2019 points about the ongoing and increasing importance of creating meaningful experiences for your customers that gets them hooked and keeps them coming back for more. Here are just a few of the points you\u2019ll ponder: Why experiences matter to your nosiness, what\u2019s the importance of brand in a world of \u201cDigital Darwinism\u201d and how to marry customer experience with leadership. Definitely a book loaded with big thoughts for small business. Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn from the Business of Rock and Roll by\u00a0David Fishof\u00a0and\u00a0Michael Levin What\u2019s summer without Rock \u2018n\u2019 Roll?\u00a0 I\u2019m not even going to contemplate it.\u00a0 Instead, I\u2019m going to sit down and read my review copy of Rock Your Business.\u00a0 David Fishof (@DFishof) is the Founder of the Rock \u2018n\u2019 Roll Fantasy Camps that have been a huge hit with music fans who dream of getting on stage with their favorite rock stars. In this hot summer read, you\u2019ll pick up the strategies that rock stars use to launch them from garage band to household name.\u00a0 Rock Your Business covers all the business basics, from how to create a business plan to writing out the perfect pitch. What can be better than using your love of rock and roll to grow your business? Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business by Pamela Ryckman If you\u2019re a guy, you\u2019re probably thinking about passing on this book.\u00a0 I can respect that.\u00a0 But Stiletto Network brings to light a very interesting trend; women collaborating, working together and leveraging their collective wisdom to succeed both individually and together. I\u2019m not at all prudish, but I have to admit that some of these women\u2019s networking group names really piqued my interest; \u201cPower Bitches,\u201d \u201cBrazen Hussies,\u201d and \u201cS.L.U.T.S (Successful Ladies Under Tremendous Pressure). \u00a0With names like that, can you really afford to ignore their impact on small business? Pamela Rykman (@Pamela Ryckman) is a New York Times author.\u00a0 So you know the writing is good and engaging.\u00a0 If you\u2019re a woman business owner, you might be inspired to start your own brain trust.\u00a0 And the guys will certainly get a peek inside what my husband likes to call \u201cThe Women\u2019s Mysteries\u201d \u2013 of business. Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by\u00a0Larry Keeley,\u00a0Helen Walters,\u00a0Ryan Pikkel\u00a0and\u00a0Brian Quinn Ten Types of Innovation is yet another beautifully designed book, full of colorful graphics that enhance the content and make it a lot easier to read and understand.\u00a0 I really love the principle of this book that innovation and success happen by design. The authors, who are highly qualified strategists, prove their knowledge inside the pages of this book.\u00a0 Innovation is a complex topic and the text and graphics guide the reader through the authors process rather effortlessly. This is a highly heady topic brought down to earth in manageable, understandable and doable chunks. Whiteboard Selling: Empowering Sales Through Visuals by Corey Sommers and David Jenkins How many times have you heard that PowerPoint is \u201cout?\u201d \u00a0Whiteboard Selling is saying exactly that, but not because PowerPoint is bad, but because PowerPoint can disconnect you from engaging with your customers. The authors point out how powerful standing in front of a whiteboard can be in building the relationship between salesperson and customer.\u00a0 More importantly than the message, however, is the fact that this book also offers mini tutorials and training on how to use the whiteboard in a variety of selling situations to pull out specific customer needs. I received a review copy of this book but would have bought it on my own.\u00a0 In fact, if you\u2019re a fan of Back of the Napkin \u00a0and Blah Blah, Blah, this is a book you\u2019ll want to read as well. There you have my summer business book reading list.\u00a0 What\u2019s on your reading list this summer?