I’m a big reader. But truth be told, I haven’t always been. Around 2015 I got the bug, and ever since then I’ve read at least 30 books per year.
I like to hold actual books in my hand, read on my Kindle, or listen to audiobooks through my phone. (But not all at once, I’m not a teenager.)
There are books that I read simply for fun (see: Stephen King and John Sandford) and books that have fundamentally changed me as a person.
And so, being a “voracious reader” as one of my friends likes to call it, I’m always curious to hear what other people are reading. On my podcast, Begin the Begin, I always end the interview with one final question: What are some of your favorite books of all time?
As you scan through the books below, I’d love to hear which of these you’ve read, and what books you’d list as some of your favorites of all time!
The 30+ favorite books of my podcast guests
Erin Arnheim – CEO of Legacy Collective (podcast)
Karen Beavor – CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits (podcast)
Mitali Chakraborty – CEO and founder of Youth Jobs Connect (podcast)
Darryl Cobbin – Founder of Brand Positioning Doctors + The A Pledge (podcast)
Penny Collins – CEO of Women in Technology (podcast)
Elaine Dinos – Founder of Kindred Lane (podcast)
Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon – Founder and CEO of Atlanta Village Market (podcast)
Jen Hatmaker – Co-founder of Legacy Collective (podcast)
Drew Hawkins – Director of Digital Marketing at Womble Bond Dickinson (podcast)
Dan Holm – Senior Director, Digital Platforms & Innovation at Subway (podcast)
Medina Jett – CEO of Jett Speaks (podcast)
Titania Jordan – CPO of Bark (podcast)
Terence Lester – Founder of Love Beyond Walls (podcast)
Helene Lollis – President and CEO of Pathbuilders (podcast)
Maggie Patton – Co-founder of Bitsys (podcast)
Jabari Paul – US Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry’s (podcast)
Paul Snyder – EVP Stewardship at Tillamook (podcast)
Anything by Shakespeare + Factfulness
Kyle Stapleton – Culture & Experience at WarnerMedia Studios (podcast)
Before you leave
Thank you for reading. I really do appreciate it, and I really do hope you’re happy.
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