3 Books on my Fall Wish List

September 15, 2011

I have enjoyed my summer. It’s been full of enjoyable work and enjoyable travel and enjoyable, well, everything. And it’s been chock full of light, entertaining, and enjoyable reading.

I don’t know what it is about summer, but I want to set aside the business non-fiction reads and pick up nothing but fiction bestsellers and girly chick lit. And that is exactly what I did with reads like Night, One Day and Have a Little Faith; Bel Canto, Heaven is For Real, and The Blind Side.

Now that fall has arrived and my work space is located more often on the back porch than my home office, I’m moving towards a few more businessy and serious reads. Of those, there are a handful that I am particularly excited about.

Here are three books that are top of my wish list this month:


Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie

Having purchased a couple pairs of TOMS shoes, I regularly receive emails from the company. New shoe styles, the release of their line of sunglasses, corporate updates – their marketing emails are timely and enjoyable. They sent an email several weeks ago about their founder, Blake Mycoskie, and the release of his first book. The email included an inspirational video trailer and the promise of donating one book to a child in need for every book sold and, well, let’s just say it was only a matter of minutes until Start Something That Matters was added to my wish list.



by Tiny Fey

I love biographies. I love auto-biographies and business biographies and memoirs, the whole bit. Tina Fey’s Bossypants is one I have picked up half a dozen times during recent trips to Barnes & Noble. I held it in my hands, read and re-read the cover jacket, mulled it over for a moment, and then inevitably placed it back on the shelf. I wanted to read it but for some reason I just couldn’t pull the trigger.

Then I read a review somewhere. It might have been the KC Star or a Goodreads email, I’m not sure. But I read it and I loved it and all of a sudden I was ready to pull the trigger on Tina’s memoir, prepared to laugh with and be inspired by her success.

Really excited about enjoying this book this fall.


Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance
by Jonathan Fields

I first heard Jonathan Fields speak in Portland earlier this summer at the World Domination Summit. He was inspiring, his personal story was unique and interesting, and his rise to success was easy to see.

What really got me about his soon-to-be-released book, although, was the trailer. I mean, honestly, what is it with video book trailers these days? They’re such a joy. If this is a trend, count me in as part of the bandwagon of fans.

I saw Jonathan’s trailer for Uncertainty and it was a done deal. The book is released September 29th and I can’t wait to hear about the Aha! moments and life changes that result from his legion inspired, successful, openminded, book-reading followers.

So there you have it. Those are three of the many books I’m excited about picking up and reading through this fall. What about you? What should I add to my wish list? What’s on yours?

What are you reading and loving this week that you would recommend? Do share!

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