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Discover your next read with recommendations from our employees

Finding ourselves within an abundance of time this past year, see some of the books are employees read in 2020 and recommend adding to your 2021 reading list. 

A few books that stood out to our Senior Design Architect, Chris Michaud: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a  Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free eBook: Tobar, Héctor:  Kindle Store CEOs endorse The Boys in the Boat | Regional & Community Relations Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World  Has Never Seen: McDougall, Christopher: 9780307279187: Books

Deep Down Dark
by Héctor Tobar

The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
This was seconded by Carla Day-Dziubek
who also recommends listening to the audio
book with Edward Hermann narrating.

Born to Run 
by Christopher McDougall

Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control:  Kinzer, Stephen: 9781250140432: Books A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel: Towles, Amor: 9780670026197:  Books

Poisoner in Chief
by Stephen Kinzer

A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

 "A book that addressed a topic that I am interested in..."meaning"...with a fun literary style." 
- Marty Petroviak, Code Specialist + Senior Project Architect

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid: Hofstadter, Douglas R:  9780465026562: BooksGodel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Hard to pick just one, Senior Project Manager, Carla Day-Dziubek recommended the following:

The Simplicity of Cider: A Novel: Reichert, Amy E.: 9781501154928: Books The Coincidence of Coconut Cake: Reichert, Amy E.: 9781501100710: Books Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic: Beck,  Martha: 9780307719645: Books

The Simplicity of Cider
by Amy E. Reichert featuring local
settings like Door County and Milwaukee.

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
by Amy E. Reichert

Expecting Adam
by Martha Beck
Read for an exploration of finding
the cosmic magic in everyday life.

For a "fascinating book about something often overlooked, the importance of proper breathing," Zak Kvasnica, Project Architect, recommends:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art - Kindle edition by Nestor, James.  Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ The New Science of a Lost Art
by James Nestor
A line that stood out to Zak: "...the greatest indicator of life span wasn't genetics, diet, or the amount of daily exercise, as many had suspected. It was lung capacity."

Nicole Conner
, Interior Designer, recommended:

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (A Merloyd Lawrence  Book): Martin, Justin: 9780306821486: BooksGenius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted 
by Justin Martin

To satisfy a variety of interests, Marketing Specialist, Anne Stukenberg offered the following suggestions:

East of Eden (Oprah's Book Club): Steinbeck, John: 9780670033041: Books Travels with Charley in Search of America: Steinbeck, John: 7425750239235: Books Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World: Grant, Adam, Sandberg,  Sheryl: 9780143128854: Books

Classic: East of Eden 
by John Steinbeck
(Lynsey Grace, Project Manager, 
seconded East of Eden as one of
her all-time favorites)

Classic: Travels with Charley:
In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

Nonfiction: Originals
by Adam Grant

The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): Tartt, Donna:  9780316055420: Books The Nightingale [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2017] Kristin Hannah  (9781509848621): Kristin Hannah: Books

Contemporary: The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

Contemporary: The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah

An "impossible task," avid-reader, Megan Kocchi, Marketing Leader narrowed down her selection to: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, 1) (9781599906959): Maas,  Sarah J.: Books The Historian (9780316011778): Kostova, Elizabeth: Books Outliers: The Story of Success: Gladwell, Malcolm: 0352749561657: Books

Throne of Glass series
by Sarah Maas

The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova

Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

Where the Crawdads Sing: Owens, Delia: 6912281763182: Books Evicted by Matthew Desmond: 9780553447453 | Books

Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in
the American City

by Matthew Desmond

Senior Project Manager, Bob Vajgrt said:

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike: Knight, Phil: 9781501135910:  Books - Flight of Passage: A True Story eBook: Buck, Rinker: Kindle  Store  

Shoe Dog
by Phil Knight
The story of Nike by the founder of Nike.

Flight of Passage
by Rinker Buck
A fun true story of two boys
who flew their way across America.


 While not necessarily a book that you would read front to back, Marketing Specialist, Sarah Jacobson recommends:The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday  Design: Mars, Roman, Kohlstedt, Kurt: 9780358126607: BooksThe 99% Invisible City
by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt.
Great anecdotes and tidbits about the hidden world of everyday design.