WJK THD 2018 Spring Break Reading List

“Books add to our joy and prosperity. They provide refuge and comfort in adversity. They give pleasure at home and advancement abroad. They pass the night hours with us, accompany us on the road, and share our holidays in the country.” – Cicero 

TOP PICKS

Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
Originals – Adam Grant

NON-FICTION

Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
Coming Apart – Charles Murray
Haunts of the Black Masseur – Charles Sprawson
Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann
Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Lone Survivor – Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
The Miracle of Dunkirk – Walter Lord
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter

FICTION

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
The Fallen – David Baldacci
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn – Dorothy Hoobler
The House at the Edge of Night – Catherine Banner
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
Jubilee – Margaret Walker
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
Need to Know – Karen Cleveland
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Origin – Dan Brown
Perennials – Julie Cantrell
Rules of Civility – Amor Towles
Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn

BIOGRAPHIES/MEMOIRS

Believe Me – Eddie Izzard
Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark Sullivan
Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
Born to Run – Christopher McDougall
Fist Stick Knife Gun – Geoffrey Canada
In Harm’s Way – Doug Stanton
It Worked for Me – Colin Powell
Kisses from Katie – Katie Davis Majors
Promise Me, Dad – Joe Biden
Sisters First – Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush
Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
Where There’s Hope – Elizabeth Smart

BUSINESS/LEADERSHIP

Big Potential – Shawn Achor
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Brandberry
Hug Your Haters – Jay Baer
Originals – Adam Grant
Principles – Ray Dalio
Purple Cow – Seth Godin
Resonant Leadership – Richard Boytazis and Annie McKee
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Skin in the Game – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
Unleashing the Innovators – Jim Stengel and Tom Post

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

10% Happier – Dan Harris
The 5 Second Rule
– Mel Robbins
A Second Chance – Catherine Hoke
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Blue Zones – Dan Buettner
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
Love and Respect – Emerson Eggerichs
Option B – Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Raising a Modern Day Knight – Robert Lewis
The Self-Driven Child – William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Strength in Stillness – Bob Roth
Wait, What? – James Ryan

SPIRITUAL

The Bible
Living Buddha, Living Christ – Thich Nhat Hanh
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen
Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas

PODCASTS

The Axe Flies – David Axelrod
The Examen – Fr. James Martin, S.J.
Here’s the Thing – Alec Baldwin
Hidden Brain – NPR
High Performance Habits – Brandon Burchard
Making Obama – WBEZ Chicago
Serial Season 2: The Bowe Bergdahl Story
The Splendid Table – American Public Media
This is War – Wondery
Winners & Losers in a Digital Age – Scott Galloway
Work Life – Adam Grant

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