Let’s talk about the superpower that you might be underestimating: READING!
Reading is a catalyst for personal growth and career growth. Reading expands knowledge, keeping you informed and competitive in your field. Not only is reading for leisure, but also for development. It helps with effective communication, networking, and personal growth. October is National Book Month, so a few people from our EYP Board wanted to share what they were reading this month! There’s a great mix of personal reading and professional reading for you to add to your reading list!
Book: Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Reader: Miranda Petre, Visit Edmond
Thoughts on the Book: “It has been a fun and easy to read series for the summer, which is why I have enjoyed it. I am also looking forward to the newest addition to the Percy Jackson series that is coming out later this month.”
Book: The Long & Faraway Gone by Louis Berney
Reader: Daniela Deuel, Creative Financial Strategies
Thoughts on the Book: “This thriller, non-fiction novel takes place in Oklahoma City, where two unsolved crimes occurred in 1986. Fast forward to present day, Wyatt, a private investigator, and survivor of one of the crimes, is forced to revisit his past to help solve present cases and potentially track down an original suspect, with the help of his friend and fellow survivor, Julianna. The plot is well designed and keeps you guessing at each page turn; the characters are well developed and intriguing; and the theme does address the very real ramifications of violence, crime, and mental health on survivors and communities. If you like True Crime or trying to figure out “Whodunit”, then this book is for you!”
Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear
Reader: Shane Luebbers-Jones, Michelle Early Farmers Insurance
Thoughts on the Book: “As a growth centric person, I am always looking for practical ways to be better. I really appreciated this book because provides simple steps in how to get the best out of every day through creating and integrating healthy habits, all the while, shedding habits that are unhealthy or wasteful. If you are looking for a focused “self-help” book that isn’t all over the place, this is one to check out for sure.”
Book: Tell Me Everything by Minka Kelly
Reader: Claire Painter, UCO
Thoughts on the Book: “Tell Me Everything” is a memoir about Minka’s childhood and upbringing as well as her journey to becoming an actress. Some people don’t love memoirs, but I would highly recommend this one as it does not read like a typical memoir to me.”
Book: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
Reader: Cassidhe Walker, UCO Endeavor Games
Thoughts on the Book: “This book is about love and redemption, and it serves as a great reminder to live a full life, a life that you’re proud of, because it’s all very fleeting.”
Book: Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
Reader: Courtney Bradford, City of Edmond
Thoughts on the Book: “I love reading contemporary novels, and this one is about deep family connections, loyalty, and love! This book has some interesting and complex characters, and the author has a way of making me really connect to them. It’s an emotional and heartfelt drama that fans of Little Women will enjoy!”
So, Edmond Young Professionals, invest in your future – grab a book!