I'm in the midst of a streak of some awesome reading, and I'm excited to share these recommendations with you!
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
The President of my Foundation Council loaned me this book to read while he re-read it, as he felt that there would be some great takeaways for the Council. He’s right – with tons of interesting real-life examples, Daniel Coyle describes how safety, vulnerability, and purpose serve primary roles in developing a rock-solid culture. There were plenty of passages I would’ve loved to highlight and anonymously send to various people.
As good as this book might be for a leader or influencer of any group, I was surprised to find that there were some principles that I’ve found myself wanting to apply to my household as well as just me and how I approach decisions, challenges, and priorities.
Read this book and celebrate the impacts you can make with the sound advice, and then loan it forward!
Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly
I flew through this book, partially because it was a quick read and partially because it really appealed to me. Some of the memoirs are a sentence or two, and some of them are a couple of pages. I really enjoyed almost all of them. They ranged from sad to sweet to literally LOL (including one I read when I was feeding Jax at 3 am and I think I woke up Jeff with my snorting.)
This was the first anything I’d read by Fennelly, and I’d love to read more. It looks like she primarily writes poetry, so perhaps that’s a chance for me to expand my horizons a little bit.
Now I want to write a book of micro-memoirs. Do you think she’d be mad at me for stealing her idea?
Up Next –
I’m not really living my life right now, I’m just going through the motions of things I have to do when I can’t be reading this fascinating book about a modern-day cult. I’m also just a little bit along in a so-far-so-good nonfiction book about three women’s stories that reads like a novel. I think I’d be flying through it, also, but I have to finish up this cult book so I can get my life back.
Although I have to say, I find that sort of reading experience one of life’s greatest pleasures – a story so interesting and so well told that you give yourself up to it a little bit.
Mom of four, wife of one. By day I fund-raise with coffee, by night I read with wine and chocolate.