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We are known for our business book expertise, but most of our staff started working here because of our passion for books, not business. 800-CEO-READ is a company filled with voracious readers—talented, creative individuals who know books, and who excel at getting the right books into the hands of the right people. Whenever we can, we like to do that by telling you about the books we’ve been reading.




Howmakeplantloveyou

How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

By Gabbi Cisneros, published July 9, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Gabbi reviews a book that teaches us how plants and people aren't so different.

Sabrina corina

Sabrina & Corina

By Gabbi Cisneros, published June 26, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Fiction

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s eleven stories are woven together into a tapestry revealing the common threads between the diverse lives of Indigenous Latina women in the American West.

28barbarylane

Tales of the City

By Emily Porter, published June 7, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Fiction

Armistead Maupin's San Francisco series is, quite simply put, a masterpiece.

Eatlikefish

Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer

By Gabbi Cisneros, published May 16, 2019, at 11:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

The newest member of our marketing team, Gabbi Cisneros, reviews Bren Smith's journey to becoming an ocean farmer.

Tinman

Tin Man: A Novel

By Emily Porter, published May 9, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Fiction, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Sarah Winman's Tin Man is a novel "full of love, loss, and the awe of rebuilding your soul after devastating grief."

Enchantedhour

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

By Emily Porter, published April 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Our newest employee, Emily Porter, reviews Meghan Cox Gurdon's new book about "The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction."

Americanprison

American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment

By Rebecca Schwartz, published October 3, 2018, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Our owner and CEO takes a look inside the country's prison industrial complex, and its long history, through the lens of journalist Shane Bauer's new book.

Exitwest

What We're Reading Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Blyth Meier, published May 23, 2018, at 1:08 PM – Filed under: The Company

Our staff members share the books they will be reading over the holiday weekend.

Askamanager

10 Books for New Graduates

By Blyth Meier, published May 9, 2018, at 11:21 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

These ten books make perfect gifts for your new grads, as they begin to navigate the Rest of Their Lives.

Storydriven

Story Driven: You Don’t Need to Compete When You Know Who You Are

By Sally Haldorson, published April 11, 2018, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bernadette Jiwa teaches us to be better marketers, marketers who insist on authenticity and truth, and so much more in the process.

Poweronlyness

The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

By Sally Haldorson, published August 29, 2017, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Nilofer Merchant’s message is so critical now, calling us to identify what is good in ourselves and to connect with what is good in others so that, together, we can dent the world.