Office Favorites – Best Books in 2014

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to share our favorite reads from 2014. We hope some of these books make it onto your list in the New Year!


 1.    All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

“Packed full of research, yet breezy to read. This book made me laugh, cry and appreciate just how tough – and rewarding – motherhood is.” – Mary Tindall, senior account executive

 2.    David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

“If you’ve ever felt like the underdog, this book will help change the way you think about your circumstances. Favorite quote: ‘Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness’.” – Wendy Gustama, account executive

 3.    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

“Gripping. Chilling. Couldn’t put it down. Loved the dual points of view. Glad I read it before seeing the movie. The book was infinitely better.” – Linda Costa, president

4.    How People Grow by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

“The book details the relationship between spirituality and personal growth. It helped me better understand the role of things like psychology, relationships and suffering in the context of my faith and overall well-being.” – Rob Humphreys, writer/editor

5.    Inferno by Dan Brown (fourth book in the “Robert Langdon” series, following Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code and The Lost Symbol)

“Aside from the fast-paced, roller-coaster hunt and surprising twist at the end, I enjoyed the detailed references to the art and historical buildings in Florence and Venice. So many of these mentioned throughout the book are paintings, sculptures and architecture I studied in depth at art school. I closed the books feeling like I had taken a refresher course on subjects I once knew so well. All I need now is a trip to Italy to see these masterpieces for myself!” – Lisa Burnette, art director

6.    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 “An inspirational tale about a young Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns for travel in search of his worldly treasures and his own ‘Personal Legend.’ Through a simple – yet meaningful and powerful – story, the reader is forced to examine his/her own life journey. Favorite quote: ‘And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’.” – Lauren George, senior account executive

7.    The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

“This book takes a deep dive into mindfulness. It’s spiritual, philosophical and practical at the same time, with helpful insights into silencing the “mind chatter” that causes stress – yoga for the brain.”– Linda Costa, president

8.    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

“This book has recently been adapted into a film, but the book has gone down as one of my all-time favorites. The story of Louis Zamperini, track star and World War II lieutenant, will stay with me forever because of his unwavering optimism and spirit against all odds.” – Jessica Garcia, account executive


A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. – William Styron, novelist and essayist


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