1000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich: Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more. Titles range across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, “You have to read this.”
Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood: Hood tracks her lifelong journey in the kitchen with twenty-seven heartfelt essays, each accompanied by a recipe (or a few). Hood’s simple, comforting recipes also include her mother’s famous meatballs, hearty Italian Beef Stew, classic Indiana Fried Chicken, the perfect grilled cheese, and a deliciously summery peach pie
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou: In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.
Watercolor Lettering by Jessica Park: This comprehensive how-to guide includes step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced watercolor techniques, expert tips to improve your lettering, and inspiring DIY project ideas to practice pulling it all together.
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: Filled with first-hand reporting, fascinating science, compelling real-world stories, and leadership tools that can apply to businesses, schools, sports, families, and any group, The Culture Code will revolutionize how you think about creating and sustaining successful groups.
The Poison Tree by Alan Prendergast: In Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke blasted his father through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard’s seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high powered rifle – just in case her brother missed. Hours later, the Jahnke kids were behind bars. Days later they made headlines. So did the truth about the house of horrors on Cowpoke Road. Was it cold-blooded murder? Or self defense?
Maid by Stephanie Land: A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.
Women Rowing North by Mary Bray Pipher: A timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age.
Them: why we hate each other and how to heal by Ben Sasse: U.S. senator Ben Sasse argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our crisis isn’t really about politics. It’s that we’re so lonely we can’t see straight–and it bubbles out as anger. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls.
Brave Love by Lisa Leonard: Explains how the author found truth and wholeness after spending years pushing herself to be the perfect wife and perfect mother.