Apr 22 2022

Books You Have to Read According to Our Team

Happy World Book Day (April 23, 2022)! 

Reading books is a great way to learn and develop new skills and not to mention, a wonderful way to entertain yourself when you’re bored or feeling stressed. As IT professionals who spend a lot of time looking at screens, we enjoy getting immersed in a good paperback. But also love our Ebooks and audio versions when we are on the go. 

To celebrate World Book Day, we wanted to share our favorite books with you! Have you read any of them yet?

The Wheel of Time (Book Series) by Robert Jordan 

Even if you are not into swords and sorcery, you will enjoy the character development, detailed world-building, and skilled storytelling in this novel series! 
Suggested by: Justin Fleming 

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski 

How to explain this book? It’s about a movie about a book, inside of another book… It’s amazing and worth the mind-bending! 
Suggested by: Dave Kagan 

The Martian by Andy Weir

You may be familiar with the book as it was turned into a movie starring Matt Damon in 2015. The novel is far better than the movie (everyone says that, but I mean it!) and it even has an alternate ending compared to the film. It is a fun read combining hard science about traveling to Mars along with tons of adventure and funny bits as well. Weir did an excellent job of looking into every detail and ensuring it was as close to the real thing as possible. I love this book and had such a hard time putting it down that I read it one afternoon. Check it out!
Suggested by: Ryan Hidson 

Rabbits by Terry Miles

The plot is fairly hard to explain, but it’s basically about a game that people play and in order to play the game, you need to stumble across it online or be contacted by an existing player. No one knows the object of the game, only that it’s dangerous and important. The gameplay involves investigating inconsistencies within reality. Like, for example, seeing a painting in a museum that you’re sure has always been a certain way but now it is different, or discovering an old radio show that starts discussing things that didn’t happen until after the show aired a long time ago. I love it because it feels like the game could in fact be real, because we all have those moments where we could have sworn that something is a certain way, but it never has been that way. 
Suggested By: Gage Sinclair

Atomic Habits by James Clear

I have a lot of favorite books but this one is one that I suggest to everyone because it has so many tools that you can apply to help you change your life! 
Suggested by: Kelly Woodworth

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

The novel examines the hidden cultural biases driving modern civilization and explores themes of ethics, sustainability, and global catastrophe. Largely framed as a Socratic conversation between two characters, Ishmael aims to expose that several widely accepted assumptions of modern society, such as human supremacy, are actually cultural myths that produce catastrophic consequences for humankind and the environment.
Suggested By: Jordan Bibby

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
Suggested by: Tim Smith

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

I read this book every year! It’s a good read to help align your thinking to help you move forward with your goals.
Suggested by: Steve Hay 

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

This is a great book from a former FBI negotiator.  It’s very insightful on how he had meaningful negotiations in tough situations and some of the things he learned and shared can be applied to your own life. 
Suggested by: Steve Hay

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

I love this book as it discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas that are rooted in many ancient Eastern traditions, through nine “Insights”. It discusses how being open to new possibilities can help an individual establish a connection with the “divine”. It talks about never taking any experience for granted. If you see someone who looks familiar or you feel like you should talk to them, you should always do it. 
Suggested by: Colin Stephens

The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

She is a bounty hunter from New Jersey and she gets by on sheer luck. The books are hilarious and quick reads.
Suggested by: Megan Lyseng-Pettitt

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

This is a story about two friends (George and Lennie), a simple, child-minded, giant of a man and an average sharp-minded man moving from place to place in California looking for work as farmhands during the Great Depression in the US.
Suggested by: Andrew Free

The Dark Tower Book Series by Stephen King

All books in this series are so good, but a huge undertaking (over 4000 pages). If I am forced to pick just one from the eight that make up the series, I say “The Wind Through the Keyhole”. It helps if you know the context of the books, but it stands alone. 
Suggested by: Peter McNeill

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

If you want to change your life you have to change your beliefs about yourself and your surroundings. This book is a simple and easy read that demonstrates how to move past your self-limiting beliefs to help you experience more freedom and peace in your life!
Suggested by: Nicole Biletski

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

It advocates the importance of financial literacy, financial independence, and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence. 
Suggested by: Chris De Marchi

Exodus By Leon Uris

I enjoy learning about the history of WWII and it shares many historical facts and the struggle of the Jewish people based on the immigration ship Exodus.
Suggested by: Sheila Davey

You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson 

Who doesn’t love a good true crime? This book has great mysteries and twists that will keep you wanting to read more!  
Suggested by: Brianna DeSouza

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