Yalo’s Winter Reading List

In most places, there are still at least a few more chilly evenings and grey weekends perfect for curling up with a good book. Here are some titles we’ve loved lately or are planning on diving into while we ride out the last few weeks of winter. Enjoy!

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens

Renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens’s riveting oral history of Bob Marley’s life draws on four decades of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants—many speaking publicly for the first time. 
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The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. 
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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. 
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From Poop to Gold: The Marketing Magic of Harmon Brothers by Chris Jones

You’ve seen the ads: Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, Purple, Poo~Pourri (and more). You’ve laughed along with millions of others. And you’ve learned new euphemisms for poop, which can come in handy if you’re ever apparated back to junior high. But who creates all these ads? Glad you asked. 
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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll by Ian S. Port

A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. 
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The Reckoning by John Grisham

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son–a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend. 
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out. 
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This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps’s autobiographical book offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona and her painful and painfully funny teen years, to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. 
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The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

An essential book that unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides readers with a toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code. 
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Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman and management consultant Greg McKeown explore these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. 
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