Part one of our summer reading list included a combination of nonfiction and light reads. Here’s a curated list of our current favorite business and self-improvement books in part two of our summer reading list.


Make Big Happen
Bryan’s most recent read was sent to him by the Better Business Bureau (who knew they make book recommendations?) and is perfect for anyone looking to grow in their career or personal life. Make BIG Happen – How to Live, Work and Give BIG by Mark Moses poses four questions: What do you want, what do you have to do, what could get in the way and how do you hold yourself accountable? 


The Go-Giver
Looking for a quick one-night or weekend read? Doug suggests checking out The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. This book tells the story of a young man who yearns for success. It’s all about investing in yourself and others through service. Although not business related, it has a strong development and business success theme.


The Omnivore’s Dilemma
For all the foodies out there, Lauren is currently reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. It takes a richly-researched and thoroughly entertaining look at the farm-to-table ecosystem. This book dives deep and explores where our foods come from and the economic, environmental and social impact of the process. 


Disciplined Dreaming
Whitney stumbled upon Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity at the library and decided to give it a try. The book makes you think about how creativity should be infused in every facet of business. The author, Josh Linkner, prompts with thoughtful questions throughout the book to help spark innovative thinking in all situations. If you’re looking to bring some creativity into your business, give this one a read. 


What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
For something with a little more meat on the bone, Ann suggests What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. Author Elizabeth Catte lays out a counter-narrative to the narrow, inaccurate portrayal of Appalachians as exclusively white, poor convervative voters. She appreciated the reminder that popular stereotypes are often gross overgeneralizations.


What business or self-improvement books are you reading right now? Let us know in the comments below! 

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