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8 Books to Get Lost In this Week

If you’ve already made it through your own bookshelf favorites plus the library books you forgot to return, we put together a list of our favorite reads, including our team’s picks and recommendations from the Gravity Haus community.

Check out this list for your next page turner!

 

 

 

BUSINESS MINDED BOOKS

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
The widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer – explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of employees, customers, vendors, and backers.


Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike.

WILDERNESS READS

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Abbey vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form — the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty.


Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Krakauer examines what it is about Mt. Everest that has compelled so many people – including himself – to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concern of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk.

BIG PICTURE PAGE TURNERS

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson
Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not.

SUSTAINABILITY + FOOD NON-FICTION

The Third Plate by Dan Barber
Learn chef Dan Barber’s extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming communities around the world, Barber concluded that – for the sake of our food, our health, and the future of the land – America’s cuisine required a radical transformation.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.

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