With summer in full swing, it’s time to start crossing some of those books off of your summer reading list. If you’ve been searching for your next good book, look no further than our selection of summer reading recommendations, compiled by your WH Cornerstone team. Happy reading!
Bill’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Co-founder and President
The Feather Thief Fly by Kirk Wallace Johnson. A great real-life story of a professional musician prodigy turned thief. And, I forgot to mention, that he’s the highest of quality, fly-tying champion. Both storylines ‘tie’ together.
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family by Patrick Radden Keefe. Get a scary look into pharmaceutical companies and how products are marketed. The marketing of Oxy by these guys is nightmarish.
The Soul of the White Ant by Eugène N. Marais. Between dung beetles and termites, South Africa’s entire bio-sphere is highly dependent on these little critters. White ants are a captivating, living, breathing, entity. Fascinating!
Paula’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Co-founder and Principal
Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon by Tucker Malarkey. Fly fishing is one of my hobbies and I was gifted this book after a fishing trip to Alaska. You could say, I was “hooked.” The author is inspiring in what is he is doing to save the wild salmon and, as a reader, you get to go on these adventures with him. I couldn’t put the book down!
Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts by Michael Shellenberger. Headline news is full of stories about how bad everything is with our world’s environment. The author has been fighting for a greener planet for decades but in 2019, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. I found the book a fascinating dive into many issues that we only hear one side of, and why that may be, as powerful financial interest may be influencing things. It makes you think.
The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness by Dr. Bradley Nelson. Dr. Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. Trapped emotions can fester in your life and body, creating pain, malfunction, and eventual disease. They can also extract a heavy mental and emotional toll on you, impacting how you think, the choices that you make, and the level of success and abundance you are able to achieve. The Emotion Code is a powerful and, yet, simple way to rid yourself of this unseen baggage and set yourself free. A very interesting read!
Graham’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Financial Advisor
The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof. Fun and interesting read. Wim discusses the positive effects breathwork and cold exposure have had on him and many of his students. Wim’s techniques have become a staple of my morning routine. I’m hooked!
Unconscious Putting: Dave Stockton’s Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke by Dave Stockton. Stockton helps readers find their Signature Stroke, focusing on the mental side of things and the importance of feel and intuition. This book improved my putting overnight.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Thank you to Paula for recommending this one to me. I’ve found it both insightful and healing. Atul Gawande tackles a difficult topic in this book. He discusses the complicated role modern medicine has played in changing how we think about life and death, and not necessarily for the better.
Dawn’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Director of Client Experience
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. The Success Principles, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. I’m looking forward to reading this to help me get all I can out of life.
Sheila’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Client Service Associate
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis. A historical mystery taking place at the New York Public Library. It defines the strength of women in two generations when a tragedy is revealed that impacts both of them as the mystery unravels truth of thefts in the library.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Malibu surfing siblings host an end-of-summer party that will change their lives forever. A great page-turning summer beach read filled with family drama, love stories, and secrets that will come rising to the surface!