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

Jordan Peterson Beyond OrderThe 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.

Daily Stoic Ryan HolidayEmpire 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.

Fly Fishing Mark Kurlansky 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!

Daily Stoic Ryan HolidayThe Elephant Whisperer by Graham Spence and Lawrence Anthony. Pure adventure on every page! This guy makes friends with a renegade, family of wild animals and lives to tell.

Paula’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Co-founder and Principal

Elephant Company Vicki CrokeStronghold: 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!


Greenlights Matthew McConaugheyApocalypse 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.

Life Lessons in SuccessDirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful by Mary Marantz. This book was highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Dirt is a story about the places where we start and about healing. It’s real and raw. It reminds us that God does his best work in the muddy, messy, and broken–if we’ll only learn to dig in.

The Artist's Way by Julia CameronThe 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!

Year of Magical ThinkingOne Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Phil Howard Cooke. I’m on a quest to keep learning why I’m on this earth and how to live my life’s purpose. The author helps you not only discover that one big thing, but also share the secrets of making an unforgettable impact with your life.

Graham’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Financial Advisor

Blink Malcolm GladwellThe 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!

The Artist's Way by Julia CameronUnconscious 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.

Year of Magical ThinkingBeing 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.

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. What a great read, full of so much wisdom and joy. I found this book really inspirational.
Year of Magical ThinkingAsk: How to Relate to Anyone by Daniel R. Solin. I’m always interested in learning how to better relate, understand, and help clients live their best lives. A big part of that is asking the right questions. This book delivers big on that front.
The Artist's Way by Julia CameronThe Majesty of Calmness: Individual Problems and Possibilities by William George Jordan. Thank you to Bill for recommending this one. What a great little book. Jordan talks about the power of internal calmness in the face of life’s many challenges. When Bill recommended it to me, he pointed out that while it was written over 100 years ago, “you’ll see life’s concerns are still the same.” I couldn’t agree more. Highly recommend.

Dawn’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Director of Client Experience

The Illuminati Phil ColemanThe 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.

The Artist's Way by Julia CameronRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. This will be my beach read of the season.

Sheila’s Picks | WH Cornerstone Client Service Associate

The Illuminati Phil ColemanThe 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.

The Artist's Way by Julia CameronMalibu 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!

Year of Magical ThinkingDevotions from the Front Porch by Miriam Drennan. A daily meditation book that invites you to retreat from your busy lives as if you were on a front porch. Great way to start your morning prayerfully or end the day to unwind and take in the peace of nature.

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