We’re just trying to keep it real and read more instead of sharing too many selfie highlight reels. Bryan Danielson and I read one book a month for the Why Not Now? Read A Book Club. Connect with us on social media by using #WhyNotNowReadABook hashtag. We review the book on the Why Not Now? podcast. It’s as simple as that for now.

  1. Factfulness by Hans Rosling (May 2018 pick) – This is the first book in the #WhyNotNowReadABook club! To join Bryan Danielson and I, just read the book and share thoughts using the hashtag.

Also, here’s a list of books I’ve recently read and recommend:

  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (I’m late to the game reading this one but glad I’m finally digging in. It’s good.)
  • Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Just starting this one. I’m a fan of both these authors. And Adam has been on the Why Not Now? podcast.)
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown (Tangible, tactical, life-changing concept. Loved it. Reading it again now.)
  • Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (Was recommended to me several times. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.)
  • Ask More by Frank Sesno (The power of questions to open doors. Started this to become a better podcast interviewer and quickly realized it’s for all areas of life.)
  • The One Thing by Gary Keller (Quick read. 1/2 way through now, pretty good for those of us who suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome)
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (Memoir. Lends insight on the Rust Belt in America. Timely and valuable POV.)
  • Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry (Absolutely LOVED this. Based on true story. Badass Maureen was on my podcast. Her book is becoming a movie made by Reese Witherspoon.)
  • Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (So good! I needed this. Great ‘check yo self’ book. Audio version is thumbs up.)
  • Together is Better by Simon Sinek (For all ages. Great gift. Short and sweet. Packed with gems.)
  • Settle For More by Megyn Kelly (Megyn is real, raw and vulnerable which makes her powerful. She does a solid job of transcending biases while shedding light on her “Year of Trump”)
  • Originals by Adam Grant (When you’re needing some creative inspiration for business.)
  • On Writing by Stephen King (Loved this and I’m not a typical S. King fan. He’s quite funny.)
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson (I dabble in this thanks to Tim Ferriss raving about the read. Interesting POV from Benny.)
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Quick & emotional. Great holiday read.)
  • The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • The Cyber Effect by Mary Aiken, PhD (CSI: Cyber was created from Mary’s story. Good for parents who wonder how tech is impacting kids.)
  • Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks & Jerry Hicks (Staple! Oldie but goodie. I look past some of the fluff.)
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Me Before You & Me After You by Jojo Moyes (Quick relaxing fiction. Took me awhile to get into this one but then hooked. Movie was great too. I liked the Me Before You better than Me After You book.)
  • Girl on the Train by Paula Hawki (A curl up on the sofa or read during a rainy weekend book. Page-turner. Movie is out too.)
  • My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem (Inspiring and eye-opening to Gloria’s journey.)
  • Bird by bird by Anne Lamott (So good for writers.)

Want to know what my podcast guests like Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington & others are reading? Also check out the Why Not Now? podcast. I’ve listed & linked there.

And if you’re in a Renegade mood, there’s always this read (wink). It’s actually my book. (Reviews here.)
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