1. Conflict of Interest - Adam Mitzner (highly recommend it; what's a greater treat to yourself at the end of the day, or during your lunch break, than an exotic escape weaved by this first time lawyer writer's fluid writing?)
2. Plugged- Eoin Colfer (filled with endless, Seinfield-esque banter lines)
3. 2030 - Albert Brooks (unique perspective on health care reform, ageism, and US-China dynamics embodied in a science fiction)
4. A Free Life - Ha Jin (highly recommend it; some kind of award winner: English is this Chinese writer's second language, yet he managed to write this book first in English, published it, then translated it to Chinese, published it again)
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A couple others already mentioned it, but "How to win friends and influence people" by Carnegie should really be required reading, especially for anyone that feels like they argue more than they should.
A good new one is Jimmie Johnson's coffee table book called "On the road." It's pics and stories of last year's ups and downs during the NASCAR Chase races.
Previous book was "Theodore Rex" by Edmund Morris. Next up will be "Big Pharma" by Ben Goldacre. Always maintain a hopper of 2 to 3 books ready to be read and have a nice "cart" awaiting at Amazon.
I also read many periodicals weekly and at least one newspaper daily. Despite the many electronics at my disposal, no electronic readers for me! I love books made of paper, though many are traded and thus circulated.
(note to moderators: Didn't see a pre-existing thread, so feel free to merge if overlooked!)
Recently finished Brendan Brasier's "Thrive" and Amy Bloom's "A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You" this past week.
Currently reading The Dalai Lama's "In My Own Words" and Dan Brown's "Inferno" at the top of the book pile, with some classics underneath including Annie Proulx "The Shipping News" and Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things."
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