It’s just about summertime. We all need to take a moment to unplug, unwind and relax. For your New Jersey-based //NKST team, that usually means getting quality time at the beaches of the Jersey shore with family, friends and the call of a good book.
This summer our team has a few recommendations to consider. From the classics, to historic novels, women empowerment and turn-paging fiction, there is definitely something for everyone on our //NKST Summer Vibe 22 list of books for the beach…
// The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown – Nine Americans and their epic
quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin summer Olympic games.
// Wow, Wow, Win: Service design, strategy and the art of customer delight, by Tom
Stewart and Patricia O’Connell – Innovative yet grounded in real world examples
of customer experience, this book is the key strategy for winning customers - and
// Good Guys, by David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson - How men can be better
allies for women in the workplace
// Bewilderment, by Richard Powers - The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life
throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old,
Robin, following the death of his wife.
// Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Other Tales from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty
Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin
Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work.
// Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – A murder mystery, a courtroom
drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs
involving the “wicked and sentimental” Fyodor Karamazov and his three sons.
// David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens – The story revolves around the titular
character and spans his growth from infancy to maturity, chronicling the people
and places of his life as he develops as a person.
// Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston – A modern-day adventure
story about an expedition to find an ancient, ruined city in the rainforest. It’s
Indiana Jones, only it really happened.
// Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles – a Gatsby-esque, escapist novel about glitzy
strivers and jet-setters in pre-war Manhattan.
// The Beach House, by James Patterson – When a New York law student learns that
his brother has drowned, he knew it could not have been an accident.
You might also want to check out the //NKST Summer Vibe 22 playlist on Spotify as a complimentary audio experience for your summer enjoyment and relaxation.
As always, feel free to add to either or both our Summer Vibe 22 lists.
We welcome all.