Reading reduces stress, motivates and inspires, and allows your mind to drift into a different reality. Pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up on the couch, and check out the Koi-Fly team’s diverse book list!

1. A Walk in The Woods – Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson walked the entirety of the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. Bryson takes you on his adventure with insight, comedy, and a piece of history.

2. The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer

A lot goes on in our minds. How do we achieve happiness, self-realization, inner peace, push beyond our boundaries? Michael Singer answers all of these questions, and how to answer them for yourself.

3. To Shake The Sleeping Self – Jedidiah Jenkins

When Jedidiah Jenkins turned 30, he quit his job and spent sixteen months biking from Oregon to Patagonia in search of what makes life worth living. While documenting the adventure on Instagram he gained hundreds of thousands of followers, all following his journey to find meaning.

4. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company – Bob Iger

After fifteen years as CEO of Walt Disney Co., Robert Iger reflects on the challenges he experienced that led him to finding the true principles of leadership in a business, and leadership in personal lives.

5. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

Jeanette Walls’s upbringing ins’t what one would picture to be a successful journalist. What many saw of Jeanette Wall’s success as a journalist was just that – success. But what wasn’t seen was Walls’s deprived upbringing.

6. Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan

At 21 years old and healthy, Susannah Cahalan suddenly contracted a catatonic illness that doctors couldn’t diagnose. Narrated by Susannah herself, this memoir is the definition of fear, hope, strength, and recovery.

7. Man’s Search For Meaning – Victor Frankl

Between 1942 and 1945, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was sent to Auschwitz and three other labor camps. During his years of imprisonment, and years after, Viktor learns how to cope with, and find meaning in, suffering. This emotionally riveting memoir is among the ten most influential books in America.

8. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon

This book isn’t just about two cousins becoming comic book legends – it’s dives into the detail of Josef Kavalier and Sam Clayman’s lives leading up to their success.

9. The Beastie Boys – Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

A story of how the famous Beastie Boys grew from a small hardcore punk band to becoming the first hip hop record to hit #1, and everything in between.

10. Educated

A gripping memoir of how growing up without an education created a hunger and quest for knowledge.

11. The Universe Has Your Back – Gabrielle Bernstein

No one likes fear; everyone wants faith. Gabrielle Bernstein guides readers on how to mold fear into faith, and release your inner power.

12. The Monk of Mokha – Dave Eggers

At age 24, Mokhtar Alkhanshali leaves his home in San Francisco to learn the history of coffee in Yemen, driven to return with improved cultivation methods for farmers. But in 2015, he becomes trapped in Yemen during a civil war. In his journey to escape Mokhtar risks his life facing kidnapping, dodging bombs, and crossing seas, all while managing to keep two suitcases of coffee with him, no matter what.

13. Good to Great – Jim Collins

Why do some companies struggle more than successful ones? How can those companies achieve the success they work so hard for? Jim Collins explains his research findings on these questions, and how companies CAN go from good to great.

14. Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink

Two Navy SEAL officers, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, led the special operations unit of the Iraq War, forming extreme leadership skills. After deployment, they build a company teaching how the leadership skills they formed on the battlefield can be applied to businesses and organizations.

15. The Recession-Proof Business – Victor Cheng

A book every business owner should read, Victor Cheng explains why some companies thrive and die during recession, and how you can make sure yours thrives.

16. The Nacho Manifesto – Jack Campbell

And last but certainly not least, who doesn’t need a nacho recipe book?!


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