1. The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
I read this book for the first time about fifteen years ago and fell in love with Hannah, with her words, and her perspective. If you haven’t read it, it’s a classic. Don’t let the “happy” worry you - this one is theologically sound and life-giving.
2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Most of this one I read on the plane, only the second fiction book I’ve finished so far this year. It seemed like everyone had read this one but me. Quirky, interesting story. Moves fast - I enjoyed the read.
3. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
I always try to have at least one book on the craft of writing going - I haven’t in the last several months so I was happy to pick this one up. I’m moving through slowly but can see why so many recommend it.
4. Hooked by Nir Eyal
I haven’t started this one yet, but it’s all about creating great products that people want. I’ve been thinking through having something to offer you different from a blog post or a book and I think this book could help. Stay tuned :)
5. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell
I've been listening to the audio book of this one and just finished it this week. Malcolm Gladwell has a genius ability to help people think differently. In this book, he takes something most of us see as an undesirable disadvantage and uses story, history, and research to poke holes in our assumptions. If nothing else, it will definitely make you think.