Each time I read a book, I write a summary description of it, often with a few opinions. I do this for two reasons.
(1) So I can remember the title and author and what it was about.
(2) So that I can easily share books with friends and colleagues. Today is your day 🙂
Reading can teach me things, give me new perspectives, and entertain me. I love a variety of books and often have two going on. One which helps me learn or grow which I typically read in the mornings. And one to entertain me which I tend to read in the evenings to quiet me down.
There is a link to each book below if you’d like to learn more about that book.
Books that made me think…Challenged me in some way
Of Boys and Men by Richard V. Reeves
The Purple Parachute by Paula Battalia Brand
From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality by Richard Rohr
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eager To Love. The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi By Richard Rohr
Books that taught me something about history
The Arsenal of Democracy FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War. by A.J. Baime
Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Nolan
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams By Stacy Schiff
The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
Books to Entertain me
Livid Patricia Cornwall
The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver
The Plague Ship by Clive Cussler
The Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt)
24 Amazing Facts About Titanic. For Kids. By my nephew’s 9-year old son, Niklas Zacheretti
Of course, I also read many books to our 1-year old + grand daughter who needs at least 3 to 5 books read to her before bedtime.
*In October, I posted on LinkedIn I was looking for book ideas and received a number of great suggestions.
Here is the link to my fellow book readers recommendations.
If you want to read my list from 2022, check it out here.
Jim Peacock is the Principal at Peak-Careers Consulting and writes a weekly email for career practitioners. Peak-Careers offers discussion-based online seminars for career practitioners focused on meeting continuing education needs for CCSP, GCDF and BCC certified professionals as well as workshops for career practitioners and individual career coaching.
He is the author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Your Clients Create Their Next Move and The Adventure of Finding Me in New Zealand. He is also the recipient of the 2020 Kenneth C. Hoyt Award from the National Career Development Association and the Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association’s Professional Contribution’s Award in 2020.
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