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Winter: The ultimate time of the year get cozy with your loveseat, an Irish coffee, and an engaging book.
If you’re looking for a fun and accredited list of books to start the new year, keep reading! I recently finished a suspenseful mystery novel called “The Couple Next Door”. I received this paperback book in the mail through a book exchange. You know those books that you just can’t put down? That’s this one.
To get myself back on the reading train this season, I’ve divided seven books into two categories. These are all books that I have at home, but haven’t gotten the chance to read yet.
Becoming – A Memoir
By Michelle Obama
95% of Googlers loved this book. In 400 words, Michelle paints a picture of how her childhood experiences and White House experiences shaped the woman she is today. One million copies of “Becoming” were donated to First Book to help promote the importance of education.
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
By Gucci Mane
Most people know Gucci for his raps like “Wake Up in the Sky”. To date, he’s released 12 albums, 70+ mixtapes, and an autobiography. The Gucci autobiography is raw and unpredictable, diving into his volatile and poverty stricken childhood. Years ago he was selling drugs in the streets of Atlanta. Today, Gucci Mane is turning his life around through music.
Rainmaking Conversations – Business
By John Doerr & Mike Schultz
I’m about 80 pages into learning about mastering the art of conversations. This book teaches people how to sell effectively.
- Build rapport with prospects
- Overcome objections
- Articulate your value proposition to a prospect
- Uncover need
Strengths Finder 2.0 – Self Help
By Tom Rath
In order to accelerate your career and better your interpersonal relationships, you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an international best seller that helps individuals uncover their talents. Once your talents are uncovered, Tom Rath teaches you hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths in different situations.
Fear: Trump in the White House – A Biography
By Bob Woodward
“A damning picture of the current presidency.”—David Martin, CBS News
Journalist, Bob Woodward, spent hundreds of hours interviewing members of the Trump Administration. 1.1 million copies were sold in the first week this book was released.
The Wife Between Us – Mystery & Thriller
By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
A New York Times best-seller with twists and turns from beginning to end. I ordered this psychological thriller last week due to how quickly I flew through “The couple Next Door”.
An American Marriage– Domestic Fiction
By Tayari Jones
Newlywed artist and executive are starting a life together, but they are quickly ripped apart. Will an extraordinary event damage the marriage beyond repair? To note: This is a heavy read, covering a variety of social issues.
I would love to hear what books you are reading as well. Please reach out with any questions or comments!