I have always been an avid reader and typically can be found toting a book around with me wherever I go. I’ve made an interesting habit of reading three books at a time for the last year and a half partially because my time is short but mostly because my attention span is even shorter. After careful consideration, I’ve rounded up a list of books you should put on your “to-read” list for the rest of the summer.
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I think we can all find a bit of our selves in the lead character as he winds through his self-deprecating behavior of not living up to our peer’s expectations (to be fair, he makes no effort to being a productive member of society in his Edenistic high-technology world). This is an easy page turner if you like loosely-based on science “beach reads”.
This playful book is a period piece and choose-your-own-ending romance-esque novel where most of the fun will be creating your own story over and over again. Set in the early 1800’s a penniless maid is the protagonist of our story and she sets off on a whirlwind adventure of suitors and you get to choose how it all ends up!
Whether you’re in a corporate or managerial setting or not, this book is ripe with fantastic lessons in open conversation and how to empower those around you while challenging them to do their best work. I have picked up a lot of meaningful conversation tactics from this book and find myself using them even among my close interpersonal relationships.
Big Little Lies fans will love this thriller where a mother who questions her own place in the world is suddenly derailed when a new neighbor, Isabelle, moves in. Part suburban drama and part thriller, it seems like Isabelle isn’t there by happenchance.