Favorite Book Of The Month: Station Eleven
I opened this book while on a flight to Warsaw, Poland on my way to Georgia. It must have been fate, as I didn’t know much about the book other than it was a Post-Apocalyptic story. Station Eleven tells the story of a world that is decimated by the “Georgian Flu”, from Georgia the country, and follows a theater troop trying to survive around the Great Lakes and Chicago area (what a coincidence). Post-Apocalyptic stories make us reflect on the lifestyles and technologies that we have come to take for granted. Station Eleven is artistic and highlights the importance of the arts, the abuse of the concept of religion, and how our world could be turned upside down in a blink of an eye. Definitely a must read.
Add To Your Business Collection: GRIT
So yes, grit is a major buzzword nowadays – but rightfully so. Angela Duckworth goes through iterations of people from all walks of life, education and business that have utilized Grit to succeed. It will challenge you to think differently about how you view your decisions, and will make you question whether you truly have grit or not. I admittedly have some work to do in that area and will reference back to this book as my guide.
Really Messed Up: All The Ugly And Wonderful Things
This read is super deep, awkward to read and exposes a narrative around poor white drug ridden America through a fictional lens. Hearing about the “opioid epidemic / crisis” on the news is pretty regular nowadays, but the stories behind them are difficult to capture. Although this story may be extreme, it is heartfelt and you are able to reason with each character regardless of their viewpoint and storyline, because all of their views are valid within this twisted world that they are living in. Love takes on many forms in life, and sometimes it is the most important thing that we can hold onto.
August Book List
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
All The Ugly And Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Good To Great by Jim Collins