Here’s what the Penna Powers people were reading in 2014:
Yes Please by Amy Poehler – Read this as the companion piece to Tina Fey’s hilarious Bossypants. Yes, please, we want more of Amy Poehler.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – Beautiful story about a blind French girl, set during Nazi-occupied France in World War II.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – Hilarious novel about a brilliant genetics professor with Aspergers who sets out to find himself a wife in the most unusual, awkward and comedic way possible.
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero – This is not the Twilight of plastic surgery adventures. Nevertheless, we loved this clever and absorbing gothic ghost story/treasure hunt of a novel.
Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull – Ever wonder how Pixar consistently pumps out brilliantly original (well, besides Cars 2) animated films? We took away several great ideas in our continual quest to stay creative and fresh.
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley – We can never get enough of Bradley’s 11-year old chemist detective Flavia de Luce. She makes Encyclopedia Brown look like Elmo.
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – If you’ve been captivated with Simon Sinek’s inspiring Ted talk launching the “Start with Why” business philosophy (and book – read that one first), you’ll love this one.
The Troop by Nick Cutter – If you like your boy scout literature mixed in with some gnarly horror, this book’s for you.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey – It’s better that you don’t know much about this novel before reading. But trust us, it will grab you. Mr. Carey is a prolific comic book writer, having written for both DC and Marvel.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte – This should be required reading for all of us and our clients. Read this if you feel like you don’t have enough time to do your job, or at least do it well. Schulte compares time to a “rabid lunatic” running naked and screaming as your life flies past you. Give time the rabies shot it deserves and download this one to your phone so you can read it in between all of those emails.