A short diversion from Revit.
I'm just finishing a great book The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition by James Howard Kunstler. I read a few others of his in college, specifically Home from Nowhere (1996) and Geography of Nowhere (1993). All are related in recording his thoughts on urban design in the U.S.
If your summer book pile is not too high The City in Mind its a good read and written in 2002 is prescient in some of its observations. He covers some history in urban planning, such as Paris and London, and gives Boston fair marks for fixing some of its past mistakes. Other cities...well..we will see.
Kunstler is controversial yet is good at writing on these building industry related topics. Its often hard to read something these days and think "Yes!, I feel the same way".
Any other book suggestions relating to design, engineering, or architecture?