Books

Featured Book – Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

The last two years of the #MeToo movement have brought forth the voices of so many people hurt by sexual violence and rape culture in our society. This anthology, edited by the incomparable Roxane Gay, is heart-wrenching, raw, and all too real. Including first-person accounts of sexual abuse, rape as part of the refugee crisis, and commentary on rape culture and the impact its had on so many people, this book is a beyond powerful reminder that all of these accounts are “that bad” and we must work to make sure they never happen to anyone ever again.

Other Recent Favorite Books:
Profiles in Courage – President John F. Kennedy
Weight Of Ink – Rachel Kadish
Mask of Masculinity – Lewis Howes

Book Lists

Below are several “Top 10” lists of my favorite books of all time, in a bunch of different categories – I hope you enjoy! And please comment at the bottom with other suggestions you have too!

Biography
12 Years A Slave – Solomon Northup
Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcom X
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama
I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
Long Walk To Freedom – Nelson Mandela
Night – Elie Wiesel
Educated – Tara Westover
The Color of Water – James McBride

Classics
1984 – George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Of Mice & Men – John Steinbeck

Fiction
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Seth Grahame-Smith
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Michael Chabon
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

Inspirational
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The First Phone Call From Heaven – Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
For One More Day – Mitch Albom
The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
The Work – Wes Moore
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

Leadership & Productivity
The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
Grit – Angela Duckworth
Smarter, Faster, Better – Charles Duhigg
Getting Things Done – David Allen
7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
Leadership on the Line – Ron Heifetz & Marty Linsky

Non-Fiction
Bad Blood – John Carreyou
Ill Fares The Land – Tony Judt
The Unwinding – George Packer
1776 – David McCullough
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
The Other Wes Moore – Wes Moore
The Gatekeepers – Chris Wipple

Social Justice
Nobody – Marc Lamont Hill
Between The World & Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Rest In Power – Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin
We Were Eight Years In Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
Writing My Wrongs – Shaka Senghor
Becoming Ms. Burton – Susan Burton & Cari Lynn
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
Evicted – Matthew Desmond
Not That Bad – Roxane Gay