It's been a good year to read an array of interesting books and keep track of my progress. Looking forward to some great books in 2017.
  1. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese- this is such a beautiful book. Instead of sharing the plot, I urge you to read it for its unique and intricate plot line. I read it again as it's my favorite book.
  2. The Difference by Scott E. Page - this is a great book about diversity and teams. It shares about how to build successful teams relative to what history has taught us about diversity and inclusion.
  3. Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele- this is a book about bias, stereotypes, and preconceived notions. A quick read and excellent book to add to your library.
  4. Stress Points by Timothy Geitner - this is a book about the the sub prime mortgage fiasco of 2008. It goes into detail about how we ended up in the situation and the sacrifices people made to help us out of it. I encourage you to listen to this book, as Mr. Geitner reads it himself which adds even more personality to an already powerful story.
  5. Being Mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande - this book is about how to properly help your loved ones when they become ill and give yourself the tools you need to handle your own end of life decisions. Not a light topic, but done in an empathetic and empowering way.
  6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - this book is about a neurodiverse man who shares some characteristics with the autism spectrum. He decides to find a wife in this charming book which is in the works to become a movie. Read the book first.
  7. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. This book is about the habits we have and how they both can help us and hinder us in life.::
  8. The Right Words at the Right Time by Marlo Thomas and celebrities. This book came out a number of years ago and is about all sorts of celebrities sharing that words have helped them in their life.