When it comes to literature we have no problem taking on complex, challenging, or even wildly obscure books. But, every now and then we simply want an enjoyable, easy-to-digest pageturner like a murder mystery novel, time travel adventure, or quirky conspiracy theory. Our picks for summer are easy on the eyes but also well-written and in some cases gorgeously written as in the case of LESS, which won the Pulitzer. If you’re searching for something meatier, peruse our Best Fiction Spring 2018 List. You’ll have to wait until fall when we review the darkly profound and heartwrenching novels that send us into a catatonic spiral.
New Releases Jan-Apr 2018 personally read by yours truly.
There are many “Best” book lists compiled and curated by editorial teams around the globe. But, what makes ours different is that I have personally read every book here, a herculean effort requiring intense concentration at a pace of a book a night for three consecutive months. How (and why) did I accomplish this? (more…)
How to be a Boss has been a viral meme for almost a decade: Girlboss, Bosslady, #likeaboss. Think Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada, an impeccably dressed ballbuster who kicks ass, takes names, manipulates others and has one face for home (usually sad) and another for work (always mean). She’s a frigid monarch obsessed with perfection and proud of the dog-eat-dog environment she’s cultivated at work. In the past, we’ve worked with a few of these people who lead with fear rather than love and every time we’ve regretted it. Before we knew better, we sacrificed our own values of civility and kindness in order to work with rising star clients, category leaders, or a load of cash. But in the end, we learned that being nice and working with nice people is not only sustainable and joyful but … (more…)
Hello Wonderful. It’s been one of those weeks hence the tardy newsletter. March is Women’s History Month so we’ve dedicated today’s list to our favorite topic: Women. We have been traveling for work, trudging through snow in the wrong gear (Californians!), and pushing ourselves to read a book a day for our upcoming Best Fiction + […]