Here is a complete run down of what I read during Q2.
- The Bond King by Mary Child – Having ‘grown up’ in the market’s reading Bill Gross’ writing, I was curious to learn more. This was a good, but not great in my opinion, look at his tenure as The Bond King.
- When Narcissism Comes to Church by Chuck DeGroot – This looks specifically at toxic leadership within a religious context, but is certainly applicable much more broadly.
- Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler – This book was fantastic – “Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.”
- Dune by Frank Herbert – After seeing the movie, I was intrigued to learn the whole story. This book is exceptionally well written and it was immediately understandable why it has stood the test of time
- Bird by Bird by Ann Lamont – This is Ann’s reflection on the art and craft of writing. Beautifully written
- My Turn: A Life of Total Football by Johann Kruyff – Kruyff was a legendary footballer and coach who arguably sits at the root of the game’s current greatest coach, Pep Guardiola.
- Just Kids by Patti Smith – This was a tremendous autobiography and look at the artists of the 60s/70s/80s in NYC
- How to Stay Married – The Most Insane Love Story Ever Told by Harrison Scott Key – Hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time