Witches’ Bane: a China Bayles mystery by Susan Wittig Albert. I had picked up her book, ‘An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days’, her journal of thoughts, reading and writings during the tumultuous 2008. I didn’t actually get to it before it was due back, but I decided to try out her novels. It’s a quick, easy, fun read.
Rubies in the Orchard: How to uncover the Hidden Gems in your business by Lynda Resnick with Francis Wilkinson. I devoured this book, trying hard not to feel inadequate. She and her husband have successfully built several iconic brands such as POM Wonderful juice, Teleflora, Franklin Mint and Fiji Water. They have done it with an eye to social and environmental responsibility. I choose to be inspired!
The Last Summer: a novel by John Hough, Jr. I enjoyed this novel and read it quickly.
And I Shall Have Some Peace There: trading in the fast lane for my own dirt road by Margaret Roach. It’s her story of leaving Martha Stewart Magazine and moving to her house in the country. I prefer stories where people take their lives way less seriously. I must admit to just skimming the last half.
Raven Stole the Moon: a novel by Garth Stein. A wonderful debut novel set in Alaska about Tlingit legends, love and grief. Thoroughly enjoyable. Garth is an entertaining guy as you can see here at a reading he does.
The E-Myth Revisited: why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it by Michael Gerber. I reread this one. I won a signed copy at a workshop last month so I figured I better read it! It’s a little dated, but still a great way of looking at your business. A must-read for every business and worth rereading every few years.