Book Recommendations to Get You Through the Winter
As the year draws to a close and the snow/sleet/freezing rain falls, you may have some extra time on your hands. The upcoming holidays usually are a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate. This year may look different than others. If you are anything like me and other staff members at High Level Marketing, you might reach for a book. Here is a look at what our crew has in front of them when curling up, ready to read:
I'm re-reading Harry Potter. This time with my 9-year-old son! We read 1, jumped to 4, then 5, and now 6. 4 used to be my fav. growing up, but it has changed to 6 for some reason. Weird how that happens.
I'm plodding my way through The City of Ember. It's a post-apocalyptic young adult lit book about a kid, Lina, who runs messages around her underground city. They have never known sunshine and constantly fight the darkness. I like how she is honest about who she is, I like her sleuthing to answer a puzzle, and I tend to like YA lit and post-apocalyptic worlds.
I also just picked up Celine's Journey to the End of the Night. A fun French romp into the "idiocy and hypocrisy of society" as he tells a semi-autobiographical story of the protagonist's journey from the trenches of WWI, through Europe, into the factories of Detroit, and onward. Another social takedown piece. Don't worry, my animes are fun and light-hearted...sometimes.
The Broken Earth trilogy by JK Nemisin. Tremendous stuff.
The Broken Earth is a phenomenal fantasy series that creates a memorable world, memorable characters, and challenges the reader to think a lot about the world we live in and are creating. And about what it means to stand in your own gifts, how scary that can be, and what it takes to fully honor those gifts.
The Diamond Cutter.
I've been looking at Meet Mr. Product, but it's not so much reading as it is just hundreds of pictures of corporate mascots.
Working my way through Alex Trebek's autobiography right now. As funny and insightful as one would expect.
Most impactful book I read in 2020 was, hands down, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson.
Find a Good Book to Close the Year
Many of the staff members are readers in their free time. Fiction is such a delightful escape, in 2020 more than most years. But all of us are readers - we are curious, we learn, and we explore so we can become better at what we do. Whether for pleasure or professional development, may the books you find open new ideas for you.