The Book List #25

The Book List #25

Make Your Mark by Jocelyn K. Glei
year: 2014 | pages: 260 | rating: 4/5

This series of books by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U (Behance) are phenomenally good reads for creatives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. I own all three books and hope they continue to produce such high quality publications; the format and writing style is fluid, inspiring, and enlightening. Make Your Mark provides practical insights into building and maintaining a creative business, defining purpose, building products, serving customers, and leading teams.

The Ritual by Adam Nevill
year: 2011 | pages: 418 | rating: 4/5

So creepy it gave me nightmares; The Ritual tells of four old university friends, hiking in the Scandinavian wilderness. With two of them struggling and all of them feeling frustrated and tried, they try a shortcut in the hopes of cutting their hike short, which results in them becoming lost in untouched forest. A forest where a bestial presence stalks their every move.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler
year: 2014 | pages: 329 | rating: 2/5

I had such high hopes for this book, I loved Tina Fey's Bossypants and I kind of expected to love Yes Please just as much but I didn't. I couldn't relate to it, there were a couple of chapters that made me wince, some of the topics simply weren't that interesting, and I just didn't find it funny. Sorry, Amy.

Maximize Your Potential by Jocelyn K. Glei
year: 2013 | pages: 260 | rating: 5/5

Maximize Your Potential is possibly my favourite of the three books written by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U; this book deals with cultivating creativity, building relationships, taking bold (yet calculated) risks, and reaching out for new opportunities. I don't know what it is about this series of books but, after reading them, I feel I can achieve anything. This series is optimistic, encouraging, and insightful; the creative advice is practical and easily incorporated into daily life.

Nothing To Envy by Barbara Demick
year: 2009 | pages: 314 | rating: 4/5

Utterly heartbreaking. I honestly don't think I can do this book justice by reviewing it - read the book and then talk to me about it. I do want to say that I am very aware of how incredibly difficult it is to distinguish between propaganda and the truth. Not just from North Korea either; I have a feeling there is a lot of smoke and mirrors happening on our side as well.

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