The Hit List - February 2022
Updated: Mar 1, 2022
Looking for a little inspiration, entertainment, or even education to enhance your downtime? ABI’s team has a great list of podcasts and books to suggest!
I keep a book in every room so I’m currently in the middle of a few:
The Love Songs of W. E. B. Dubois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Just As I Am, A Memoir by Cicely Tyson
How to Read the Constitution - and Why by Kim Wehle
Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele
My go-to podcast is Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History.”
Just finished Atomic Habits by James Clear on Audible. There are so many great nuggets in this book. My favorite that I’m using this month is making sure your actions align with the person you aspire to be. I’m reading The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia, a beautiful story of a multigenerational Mexican family during and after the Mexican Revolution previously published as El Murmullo de las Abejas.
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Madison Avenue and the Color Line by Jason Chambers
I got into investing about a year or so ago and I like this podcast because they keep you updated on things that are happening in the market. They talk about the day’s top business news and financial headlines and also break down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors.
Less: A Visual Guide to Minimalism by Rachel Aust
“TED Talks Daily” — I love being able to work and learn so these are perfect for days when music won’t cut it. The knowledge gained from these small episodes impacts what I can offer during brainstorms.
I just finished Heaven Official’s Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu v.2 by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu — A popular book series from China that has recently been translated and released for the English audience. It tells a beautiful story filled with action, magic, and romance while steeped in Chinese culture and fantasy. The books even include gorgeous artwork to depict the characters and world as well as a glossary and pronunciation reference to understand some of the original terms and names that have been kept in their original Chinese.
Now, I’ve started The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller which tells the story of Achilles from a childhood friend and first lover. It covers his story from his time as a young prince to the skilled warrior he is known as.
Season 3 of “Serial” The Underground Railroad by Colson White
Bombay Balchao by Jane Borge
I’m currently finishing Becoming by Michelle Obama and love listening to the "Brilliant Idiots" podcast.