Keneesha’s Favorite Books from 2016
I’m a book junkie. A lot of people are product junkies but I am a book junkie. I buy more books and magazines in one year than I can read. I thirst for knowledge and to learn new things. I download books on any topic I can find. I have been a big reader my entire life. Although I am an extrovert and love to talk I can curl up with a good book or magazine article anytime. It’s how I escape, it’s how I challenge myself and it’s how I learn. My dad asked me recently how many books I read in a year and between audible.com which is perfect given my schedule, my Kindle and hardcopy books it is well over 25 a year.
Growing up my mother would take us to an educator’s center where we could check out stacks of books for the summer. This was in addition to the countless books my mother would buy me to read during the school year. I couldn’t wait for the annual book fair. It was almost better than Christmas to me because I never left with less than 10 new books!!!
The addiction has carried over into adulthood. The genres have expanded of course from just girly gossip novels to a little Sci-Fi, a lot of business reading and novels for comic relief (try Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen for a few laughs). If time is too short for holding a book, then try the Audible.com version of The Martian. It is hilarious! I am always on the hunt for books that just help me expand my thinking and cultural awareness so last year I picked up The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma to get a better understanding of global economics and how cities are built.
Being a business owner I am always looking to grow as a leader and take my business to the he next level. This year my top recommendation to my entrepreneurial colleagues were Start with Why by Simon Sinek and
The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy.
This past year I’ve started learning more about American history and one of my favorite novels was Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim. But my favorite and most entertaining book was ironically a comic strip turned audiobook on audible.com titled Locke and Key by Gabriel Rodriguez.
What books are on your must-read list for 2017?