8 Amazing Books You Should Read This Summer in 2018
Not sure what books to read this summer? Here are 8 amazing books you'll love reading and will teach you a new perspective in life or at work.
Something fictional and juicy...
The Female Persuasion
By Meg Wolitzer
If you've been glued to the #Metoo movement, this novel is for you.
Greer Kadetsky falls under the sway of a feminist icon in college and turns her back on everyone—boyfriend, friends, family—to fight for equality, or so she thinks. But something tragic and unexpected happens with her boyfriend and she's lost for what to do.
A New York Times Bestseller, Female Persuasion is about the spark we all believe is flickering inside us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time, and the desire within us to be pulled into the light.
Amanda Wakes Up
By Alisyn Camerota
Described as the new The Devil Wears Prada, this book gives you a view of how a newsroom works. When Amanda Gallo signs on for the job of her dreams at FAIR news, she expects a life-changing career move. A six figure salary, wardrobe allowance and plenty of on-air face time.
But instead what she finds is chaos, backstabbers, and relentless competition. She struggles to keep up ratings.
Walking a knife's edge between ambition and survival, she's about to break the biggest story of her career. But Amanda must decide what she's willing to give up to get ahead--and what she needs to hold on to to save herself.
The President is Missing
By Bill Clinton and James Patterson
If you liked Scandal or House of Cards or Designated Survivor... you'll love this.
Because The President is missing and the world is in shock.
But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine.
Bill Clinton gives you a glimpse of what it's like to be President on the three most frightening days in the history of presidency.
Though it's fiction, it brings some great conversations about the presidency, what life in Washington is really like, and about the state of America and the rest of the World.
How Do You Like Me Now?
By Holly Bourne
If you're in your 30's and you're not married and don't have kids, this book is for you.
Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.
Tori on the other hand feels she's winning the game of life. She's a best selling author and has inspired millions of women to stick two fingers up at convention with her book, and she has the perfect relationship to boot.
But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.
Everyone around her is getting married and having babies, but her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about getting engaged. And when her best friend Dee, the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in terrifying danger of being left behind.
Turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, and it takes courage to walk your own path.
It's time for Tori to practise what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
Something that'll teach you what you don't know...
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership
By James Comey
This book is a fascinating account of leadership at the heart of the FBI.
Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and the impact of not making sound decisions. His journey provides an unimagineable entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.
From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
When: The Science of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink
You've heard that timing is everything. But we often assume it's down to being lucky to be at the right place at the right time. Daniel Pink however, shows us that timing is in fact a science you can use to succeed.
Drawing on research from psychology, biology and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? When should you have your first coffee of the day? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?
Discover narrative packed irresistible stories and practical takeaways that'll give you compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
Build It: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement
By Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey
The old way of treating people at work has failed. Over 60% of workers are not engaged at work.
Now you can learn a proven model to build sustainable employee engagement.
Companies with the best cultures generate stock market returns of twice the general market and enjoy half the employee turnover of their peers. Their staff innovate more, deliver better customer service and, hands-down, beat the competition. These companies outperform and disrupt their markets. They break the rules of traditional HR, they rebel against the status quo.
Start with Why By Simon Sinek
This book teaches you how to inspire people to listen and work with you, even when you're not the most senior person in the room.
Simon Sinek reveals people are more likely to collaborate with you if they know why you are asking for their help and support.
He's done a really great Ted Talk on this which has over 4 million views.
I'd love to know what you think. Are there any books you think need to be on this list for others to read? Hundreds of incredible people read this blog every week and your comment may help someone else get a breakthrough too. I can't wait to read your comment