52 Books in 52 Weeks

Reading brings to paper words that exist inside of you that you somehow never captured. In realizing this, you inevitably grow.

I’ve jumped on the bandwagon for this challenge. I already read a lot, so why not share? Sharing what I read here will be a journey. Each week I will add my completed book below, so check back for updates.


Sustainable People: A New Approach to Community Development
  1. Sustainable People: A New Approach to Community Development. Jim Lotz and Gertrude Anne McIntyre. 2003. An exceptional, simple to read, academic book that delves into commdev and community economic development (CED), providing a critical analysis of how communities thrive and suffer and how they can become self-sustaining, with great examples. It moves from abstract concepts to what people and communities are actually doing. It speaks on: community entrepreneurs, social capital, cooperatives (East coast examples), community development corporations (CDCs) among other concepts. I took Gertrude’s course on CED through my MBA program. Highly recommended.

2. The Undervalued Self, By Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. (left). 2010. Read about new power imbalances in your life in this useful book and transform them. You can also check Dr Aron’s website here.

3. Calming Your Anxious Mind, Jeffrey Brantley, MD. 2003. A great audiobook for learning new thought processes for an anxious mind.

4. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius. 850 BC.

5. Meditations for Personal Healing, Louise Hay. 1994.

6. Cosmic Love Secrets of the Astrology of Intimacy Revealed, By Jan Spiller. 2008. Good read about astrological love signs, if you believe in astrology, even if you do not, might be worthwhile to read just to see how accurately the author captures your qualities according to your North Node. The author provides the strengths and challenges of different zodiac signs.

7. Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction. Yeung, H. W-C., Coe, N., Kelly, P. F. (2007). 2nd Ed. Wiley.

8. Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong. By Jessica Bacal. Highly recommend this for anyone wondering what career they want to pursuit or the difficulties they are currently facing in their work.

9. I don’t know what I want, But I know it’s not this. By Julie Jansen. 2003. A great list of insightful quizzes to determine where to grow and go.

10. The Life Skills IQ Test, By John Liptak. 2007. Also another great inventory of insightful quizzes to determine where to grow and go.

11. A Seat at the Table. Solange. Art Book, Published by Anteism.

12. Milk and Honey. By Rupi Kaur, 2014.

13. Billboard Guide to Writing and producing songs that sell. Eric Beall. 2009.

14. What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business. Peter M. Thall. 2016.

15. Reading Lolita in Tehran. Azar Nafisi.

16. The Republic of Imagination. Azar Nafisi.

17. Creative Visualization. Shakti Gawain.

18. The Theory of Business. Peter F. Drucker.

19. The Crossroads of Should and Must. Elle Luna

20. Red Teaming. Bryce G. Hoffman.

21.The Curated Closet. Rees.

22.Tell Me About Yourself. Holley M. Murchison.

23.Rebirth. Foroogh Farrokhzaad.

24. About Canada Children & Youth. Bernard Schissel.

25.White on Black Images of Africa and Blacks on Western Popular Culture. Jan Nederveen Pieterse.