Spring Reading List:

Sometimes it's hard to set everything aside and pick up a good book. One of our techniques is to be ultimate Rory Gilmore and bring a book with you everywhere you go. Instead of sitting in your car or at that coffee shop while you wait for your next client and scrolling through your Instagram feed pick up a book. 

Even a few pages a day can help your cognitive abilities and help you disconnect from all that technology. 

Here's what been hanging around in our tote bags lately. 

 
spring reading list 2018 : best books of 2018

Once I got into this book it was GAME OVER: I had to know what was going to happen to these characters. I think I stayed up all night turning page after page until the satisfying ending. 

Book Synopsis from Good Reads: 

"Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode."


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As YA writer I had heard a lot about this book - and I never thought I would read a story about an 8th grade boy dealing with girls, drums, and dangerous pie - but it was a super easy and quick read. Great for a few pages here or there.

Book Synopsis from Good Reads: 

"Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis."


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The world has seemed a little bleak lately, from social issues to the environment, even business has had a black cloud over it. If you're in need of a book to sympathize with your feelings while energizing you and causing you to belly laugh this is it! 

I've been reading Chuck Klosterman for ages now and he always has something to say about pop-culture while creating a parallel between issues in his life and the world. 

This book is a collection of essays that explores villainy, America's obsession with the bad guy, and a little bit of perspective on how things could always be worse. 


I'm not going to lie: I read this book a few years ago but if you haven't you should read it! It's the best combination of 80's pop-culture, dystopian futures that don't seem too unrealistic, and is about to be a major motion picture! 

Book Synopsis from Good Reads: 

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape."

best books to read in 2018

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I picked this up at one of my favorite pizza places in Virginia. It had been left in my booth, and what I thought was going to one of those horribly cheesy motivational books that gives me that strong gag reflex turned into a brutally honest, realistic yet highly encouraging quick read that will leave you with tons of quotes you will scrawl on post-it-notes and stick all over your home office. This is a must read for all creatives that will literally take you 20 minutes to get through!

Book Synopsis from Good Reads:

"From the creative mind and heart of Adam J. Kurtz comes this quirky, upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular guides he's created for Design*Sponge, this handwritten and heartfelt little book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others...As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, illustrators, designers, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up act normal."


This one is a little bit more deep, yet refreshing. This book is perfect for the busy, burnt-out entrepreneur, offering a fresh perspective on transforming the mundane habits into moments of self-learning, humility, rest and peace. Neither hokey or over-the-top, this book had me rethinking how I use my time on the phone, in traffic, and just looking for my keys. 

Books Synopsis from Good Reads

"Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys that the author does in the day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday...."

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Jessica Fowler