Top 5 Books So Far
I thought I’d share the Top 5 books I have read so far in 2021, so in no particular order (they’re all 5 stars for me):
- Think Again by Adam Grant- This book was filled with wisdom. Touching a vast array of subjects but ultimately centering on how to have a flexible mindset to grow. Definitely necessary in our current climate
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King- By far the biggest book I’ve ever read but also the best. I still think about this book at least weekly. I see why it is held in such high regard.
- The Ride of A Lifetime by Robert Iger- I was astonished how much I liked this book. It came highly recommended, and I would endorse it! Part leadership lessons and part memoir of his days with ABC, ESPN, and Disney were suitably entertaining.
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir- Some critics complained this book was too similar to The Martian. While I can see the merit there, I loved it. I thought The AMrtian was a bit heavy, although great. Weir’s second book, Artemis, read like a young adult novel and disappointed. With Project Hail Mary, I think Weir hit the sweet spot. I ripped through this in 8 days and highly recommend it as approachable sci-fi.
- This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends by Nicole Perlroth- This book was interesting to me as I like a wide variety of topics. However, I probably learned the most from this one. Talking personal cybersecurity as well as government level espionage and attack capabilities, The New Yorker got it right when they said, “Part John le Carré and more parts Michael Crichton . . . spellbinding.”
Bonus Points: I’ll link my Goodreads page here for anyone curious enough. While I don’t socialize much on it, it is a good insight into my libraries and tastes.