All The Money In The World By Laura Vanderkam

All The Money In The World touches on many different ways to procure happiness. Ultimately, the book can be summarized by this: save and budget more than you think, try to live minimally and cut excess spending where you can. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “I’d like to live as a … Continue reading All The Money In The World By Laura Vanderkam

Together By Vivek H. Murthy, M.D

The nineteenth surgeon general of the United States, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, explains why loneliness is a public health issue and the importance of community and social connection. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • According to a 2018 report, 22% of all adults in the US say they often or … Continue reading Together By Vivek H. Murthy, M.D

The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

A chilling chronological recap of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S soil, told by those who experienced it first hand. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The morning of 9/11 was a really nice morning, weather-wise. As a pilot we say “Clear Blue and 22” when it’s clear skies and … Continue reading The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

Finish By Jon Acuff

Written in a humorous style, Author Jon Acuff makes the point that the quest for perfection may be what’s hindering you from completing your goals and measuring data is the best tool to counteract perfectionism. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The harder you try to be perfect, the less … Continue reading Finish By Jon Acuff

On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder encapsulates how lessons of the past can prevent tyranny of the future. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Where annual elections end, tyranny begins. • Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without … Continue reading On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

Sporadic stories told by Bob Dylan himself— sharing his inspiration, song creation process and the encompassing musical characters that helped shape his career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I … Continue reading Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

We Own This City By Justin Fenton

The shockingly heinous story of corruption in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF)—lead by Sergeant Wayne Jenkins. *Soon to be an HBO series starring Jon Bernthal* RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In a survey of the 3,200 officers on the force, nearly a quarter said they … Continue reading We Own This City By Justin Fenton

Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

The dirty secrets of the fast food industry are revealed in this well researched book. After starting with the origin of McDonald’s, the book promptly switches gears to the dark side of the industry; targeting children, cutting moral corners, poor food standards, E. Coli outbreaks, inhuman slaughterhouses and dangerous working conditions—all just par for the … Continue reading Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

A witty approach to the subject of punctuation.  Instead of just teaching punctuation, Lynne Truss makes fun of the evolution and sticklers throughout history while brilliantly providing examples and explaining the proper forms. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: We have a language that is full of ambiguities; we have a way of … Continue reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

Dear Life is a touching, poetically written book about death. The author, Rachel Clarke, is a palliative care doctor who stresses the importance of compassion and connection during the final stage of life. Death is a unique human experience for each person; but as humans we have the choice to decide how we respond to … Continue reading Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty was born in London and moved to India to live as a monk for 3 years. His goal “making wisdom go viral,” is a present theme of the book and he references many different sources to encompass his way of life.  RATING: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS “I am … Continue reading Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner.  Rating: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Forward is a pace.  “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus  I breathe in strength. I … Continue reading Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks