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Book recs?

Hi!

I'm looking to start a thread of book recs!

What books have resonated with you? I'm hoping for a mix of fiction and nonfiction, business and non-business. Just some of your favorite books!

Here are some of mine from this year's reading:

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

All of David Sederis' books

This Will All Be Over Soon by Cecily Strong

A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

Cultish by Amanda Montell

All Over The Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

My favorite book this year has been This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub.
I like the biography books written by Mindy KalingAlso “Comedy, comedy, comedy, drama” by Bob Odenkirk was a good one I listened to this year
An old one, but I recently read Not Without My Daughter and loved it, although it is heartbreaking
I have a book recommendation bot on twitter if you’d like to read more African authors (@IfeomaBot) https://twitter.com/ifeomabot?s=21&t=jOogFTKWWagf0F5nW-Y3-Q
How to be perfect (discusses philosophy with a ton of humor)
This year my non-fiction favorites have been Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates and Radical Candor by Kim ScottAll time favorite fiction includes: Lillith's Brood by Octavia Butler (feminist sci-fi)the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy by Robin Hobb (fantasy)The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson (if final fantasy were a book)and, of course, Dune by Robert Jordan.
The feminist sci-fi book sounds interesting and right up my alley! Thanks for sharing. :D
Octavia Butler is AMAZING.
Agreed! I loved Bloodchild.
I just released a book on the impact of founders on startup culture, sharing shamelessly 😇 The Soul of Startups - Untold stories 💃🏻
@SophieTheen I'm excited to read it! I see it's on Amazon, but wanted to ask where your preferred place is for us to buy it?
Amazon is good! Wherever you can find it, I also keep some links here in my website on www.sophietheen.com 🧘🏻‍♀️ i can't wait to hear what you think!!
Favorite non-fiction I've read this year:- White Feminism - Koa Beck- Think Again - Adam Grant- Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner- All About Love - bell hooks- Atlas of the Heart - Brene Brown- Admission - Kendra James- What My Bones Know - Stephanie Foo- Ready - David Richo- The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk- The Soul of Money - Lynne TwistFavorite fiction I've read this year:- A School for Good Mothers - Jessamine Chan- The Arc - Tory Henwood Hoen- The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak- To Paradise - Hanya Yanagihara
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo and the sequels - have read nothing like itA Deadly Education by Naomi Novik and the sequels (really anything by her)You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke EmeziAncillary Justice by Ann LeckeGolden Globe by John Varley
Honestly I love "The Golem and the Jinni" by Helene Wecker. It's a lovely story about immigration and self-discovery in late 1800s New York. The fantasy elements are very grounded and it's one of my favorite books.
One of my fav books that has helped my personal and professional life is “On Writing” by Stephen King. Yes, THAT Stephen King. 😂 It serves as a bit of a writing memoir, but also has some good tips and practices for being a better writer. “A Movable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway. His food journals as he writes and eats his way through Europe as a young writer. Finally got around to reading “Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil.” It’s been on my list FOR YEARS, and it was a great summer read. Tons of character sketches, an interesting history of Savannah, GA, and some true crime by way of a murder mystery thrown in. 😊Happy reading!
I'm reading The Starless Sea and it's amazing!
The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes
I liked a lot "That little voice in your head" by Mo Gawdat. It really helped me understand how my brain works and deal with anxiety to an extent.
101 Essays that will change the way you think by Brianna Wiest ✨
One of my all time favorites is Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family by Anne-Marie SlaughterI've been reading climate fiction lately and loved Ministry For the Future and Parable of the Sower. Both make me worried, but also hopeful, about the future.
Two recs: The Once and Future World by J.B. MacKinnonA beautifully written paean to nature that also dug into how it's difficult to establish a "pristine" baseline because humans have been affecting ecosystems for hundreds of thousands of years. It was a short book, but I took a long time with it because I was enjoying it so much. Thinking in Systems by Donella MeadowsThis book shook my worldview so much that I started my Risk Musings newsletter to share systems thinking and system dynamics (along with other risk topics and insights) with former colleagues and acquaintances. All I could think while reading (and bookmarking almost every page) was, "Why was this not taught in any economics class? Any finance class? Any infosec class?" Want to blow your mind? Read this book.
I loved Thinking in Systems. She does an amazing job at explaining the concept.BTW, I've created a systems map of the factors accounting for the low representation of women in leadership positions in tech companies. You can see it here https://kumu.io/PatriciaGestoso/factors-accounting-for-the-low-representation-of-women-in-leadership-positions-in-tech-companies
I started reading fiction this year and I found it really satisfying! I'm a huge fan of Carolyn Mackler and I read a sequel to a book she wrote years ago called _The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things_; this one was called _The Universe is Expanding and So Am I_. Other good ones were _It Ends With Us_ and _Verity_ by Colleen HooverThe best nonfiction books I read was first _A Man's Search for Meaning_ by Viktor Frankl and also _Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents_ by Lindsay GibsonAll page turners!Thanks for this thread, picking up on some of the recs!
+ 1 on the Colleen Hoover recs!
Actually I'd like to add a book I think this community would really appreciate specifically - former deputy mayor of LA Joy Chen wrote a book called "Don't Marry Before You Are 30," definitely an interesting book that hits on a lot of questions we ask in this community so I'd be happy to have a discussion sometime if enough people want to! https://smile.amazon.com/Dont-Marry-Before-You-Are/dp/8183283942
Just finished Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37794149-a-memory-called-empire. Sci-fi / space opera, super fun to read with very diverse characters.