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What We're Reading this Summer

As the warmth and sunshine finally make an appearance at the iRelaunch offices, our thoughts turn to making the most of the precious moments of downtime that come with long summer days. We look forward to those times when we can get off the grid, and with them in mind, we compiled a list of our team's favorite summer reads. We also were able to raid our CEO's bookshelf, and we are sharing it here as well. We hope you (grab a tall glass of lemonade and) enjoy...

....and don't forget bookmark this page just in case you don't make it through ALL 38 books this summer!

Summer Reads - Fiction

  1. “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
  3. “Purity” by Jonathan Franzen
  4. “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” by Salman Rushdie
  5. “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
  6. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  7. “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman
  8. “The Maddaddam Trilogy” by Margaret Atwood
  9. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein
  10. “Spool of Blue Tread” by Anne Tyler
  11. “Yellow Crocus” by Laila Ibrahim
  12. “Apologize, Apologize” by Elizabeth Kelly


Summer Reads - Non-Fiction

  1. “How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenburg
  2. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor
  3. “The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through History’s Best Bits” by Erik Sass
  4. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
  5. “Presence” by Amy Cuddy
  6. “Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address” by Stephen Birmingham
  7. “Entreleadership” by Dave Ramsey
  8. “Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  9. “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson


Carol Fishman Cohen's Bookshelf (Partial List)

  1. "Know Your Value" by Mika Brzezinski
  2. “Own It” by Sallie Krawcheck
  3. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey
  4. “Work Rules!” by Laszlo Bock
  5. “Women Don't Ask" by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  6. “Dare Dream Do” by Whitney Johnson
  7. "The Price of Motherhood" by Ann Crittenden
  8. "The Second Shift" by Arlie Hochschild 
  9. "The Confidence Code" by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  10. "Working Identity" by Herminia Ibarra
  11. "Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home" by Pamela Stone
  12. "Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers" by Wendy Sachs
  13. "Sequencing" by Arlene Rossen Cardozo
  14. "Unfinished Business" by Anne-Marie Slaughter
  15. "Work Pause Thrive" by Lisen Stromberg
  16. "Necessary Dreams" by Anna Fels
  17. "The New Rules of Work" by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew


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