October Reading List

Favorite Book Of The Month: The Fifth Risk

Nowadays, the news is the craziest show on TV. But, because the news cycle is so fast, there are few opportunities to deep dive into what is really going on. “The Fifth Risk” is a dive into some of the most impactful and important departments within the government: the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce. Lewis paints a rich picture of what these departments actually do and how seemingly incompetent and lackadaisical Trump’s transition team was in getting to work.

Good Airplane Read: Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty, the author of “Big Little Lies” and “What Alice Forgot” can do no wrong. Many of us are desperate for change, and most will not share their painfully honest life stories – because it hurts. “Nine Perfect Strangers” revolves around lies, deceit and the inability for people to be content with their lives. What does it take for people to no longer be considered a stranger, and how much does it take for people to reveal their truths? Moriarty plays with that idea in this page turner.

Random American History: The Last Pirate Ship Of New York

The story of Albert Hicks was worth sharing. In my point of view, he was a true gangster of the seas – fearless and reckless in his pursuit of money in the mid-1800s. His story shows how the legal system worked and is a representation of what life was like in New York as a new city at this time in history. The story is hard to believe, but is rooted in facts. He was infamous for a reason, and rightfully so.

Why Mom’s Are The Best: Please Look After Mom

“Please Look After Mom” is a fiction book based in South Korea. The story is painful and personal, where you are left understanding the pain of regret that this family endures due to their seeming lack of care for their mother. Mom’s do so much to try to keep their families healthy, happy and safe in hopes of seeing their children grow and be successful. However, often times this is overlooked or under-appreciated as it is expected. This book reminds you to reflect on your relationship with your mom and to look after her.

Eh, I’ll Take A Pass: Mating In Captivity

This is the second Esther Perel book that I’ve read this year, and many people have told me to check out her podcast. But, if you are going to read a Esther Perel book, I would choose ” The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity” over “Mating in Captivity”. They are similar in many ways, but State of Affairs was captivating and more tightly knit. If you ever or often think about why so many relationships fail – either of these will give you a good framework as to why.

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