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August 9th, 2019 is Book Lover’s Day. We’re celebrating this read-tastic day with this list of NumberBarn employee book recommendations.
Put your phone down, grab a cozy seat and dive into your next favorite book.
Jenny Sue’s Recommendation
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
I love this book because it reminds me that everything starts with an idea…you just have to capture it, make it your own and bring it to life. The book encourages you to think creatively and live a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear, which is something that personally resonates with me.
The Amazing Liver Cleanse by Andreas Moritz
I liked it because it challenged my belief of where disease comes from.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
It was a very long read, but I liked many of its themes of logic, science, self reliance, accountability, consistency and being true to yourself. I know some people don’t like it because it has some political ideologies/philosophy woven throughout, but I think regardless of your political leanings it is a really good book and it makes you think.
Jenny C.’s Recommendation
Katie Woo by Manushkin
We read a lot of Katie Woo in our household. It is a series about a spunky, sassy young girl and her adventures with Pedro and JoJo, her 2 best buds. A great read for elementary school kids!
The Funny Thing Is by Ellen Degeneres
I have a passion to learn about people! Ellen can be a bit cocky, but she’s authentic and genuine. Plus, you’ll be laughing the entire time!
Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad
It’s an oral history of the American underground/punk/indie music scene of the 1980s and early 90s. But FULL of life lessons and recommended for anyone trying to be creative or start something… from a project, to a band, or even a new business. These are the people that helped pioneer the spirit of DIY (do-it-yourself). They were making music that wasn’t being accepted by the mainstream, so they decided to just start their own world. They promoted themselves and built a fan-base, recorded on their own, printed their own records and tapes, and started their own record companies. All this LONG before technology made it easier, like it is now.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
It really has helped me in areas of conflict resolution and empathy. It has given me tools on how to better relate and understand others as well.
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