This post is part 1 of 6 in the series Summer reading for 2011.

Summer 2011 is filled with traveling, with a drive up the East Coast (D.C. to upstate New York) in store the next two weeks. When I travel, I have more time for reading. Here’s what I’m packing for this next trip.

Conquering Gotham by Jill Jones — “a gilded age epic” of the construction of Manhattan’s Penn Station and its tunnels. If this is similar to her Eifel’s Tower (my most enjoyed book of 2010), I expect pages filled with a cultural immersion into the personalities and history of turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York.

Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite by Robert Kurzban — My second read this year through this extraordinary, mind-bending book. Kurzban presents a new theory about how our brains work and why we behave inconsistently.

Enchantment: The art of changing hearts, minds, and actions by Guy Kawasaki — “explains how to influence what people will do while maintaining the highest standards of ethics.” My first electronic book read via iPad.

What are you reading this summer?

Please add your favorites in the comments below.