As my dad used to say to me growing up, “readers are leaders,” whenever I would be in the middle of yet another teen beach novel. He had a point, as most of the successful people I have met in life have been voracious readers. However, in B.C. time (before Coronavirus), there simply was not enough time in a day for both our weekend plans and our weekend reads. As we are now in the A.C. period, we have a surplus of time on our hands, and reading is the perfect activity to get your mind off things.
While I still love my beach reads, I have started to diversify my portfolio with some nonfiction books. There is a certain appeal to walking away with information or wisdom that can be applied to my daily life and flexed at parties. There are a ton of good options out there, but here are our favorites.
Iman Balagam, Writer
“The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin
Lauren Hitzhusen, Fact-checker/Proofreader
“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,” by John Carreyrou
Briahna Roberts, PR/Editorial Assistant
“More Than Enough,” by Elaine Welteroth
Mylan Torres, Creative Producer + Interim Deputy Editor in Chief
“How to Murder Your Life,” by Cat Marnell
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