What’s on your reading list this summer…?
Now that it has finally warmed up a bit we can start thinking about important, non-work related summer activities, like going to the beach or laying in the hammock, both enhanced by reading a good book. To help you relax and recharge, we are pleased to present our curated list of summer reading recommendations below!
? Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell– Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
? Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins- For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare – poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.
? The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn– Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock—an unforgettable thriller that Gillian Flynn calls “amazing.”
?Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner – Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.
? Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson– Discover for yourself how to deal with change, so that you can enjoy less stress and more success (however you define it) in your work and in your life.
? Raving Fans, by Ken Blanchard -Includes startling tips and innovative techniques that can help anyone create a revolution in any workplace–and turn their customers into raving, spending fans.
? The Traveler’s Gift, by Andy Andrews– Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem.
? Pound the Stone, by Joshua Medcalf– Is the intense and inspiring story of a young man’s journey through the obstacles, defeats, and eventual victories that come while developing grit on the path to mastery.
? The Reckoning, by John Grisham–In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.
? The Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin-The indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people’s lives better, too).
? All The Ugly and Wonderful Things, by Bryn Greenwood – A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
? Girl Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis -With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle–and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
? Summer of 69’, by Elin Hilderbrand – In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel
? The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake -Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, The Guest Book asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.
? The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, And Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Maramont” by Shawn Levy- With wit and prowess, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons; the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns; the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, his book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.
? The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion-The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, by Mark Manson -In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
? Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt -A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.
? Howard Stern Comes Again, by Howard Stern -Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: “The interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don’t just show my evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.”
? The Honey Bus, by Meredith May – Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees.
These are just some of our suggestions, if you have a favorite, let us know and we will add it to the list!
(Book descriptions courtesy of Amazon)