It’s time to take a break from reality, cuddle up in your reading nook, channel your inner bookworm, and get lost in a good book for National Book Lover’s Day. If you’re searching for some recommendations, look no further. Five of our employees have shared their all-time favorites.
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
In another life, our Email Marketing Specialist Mán Chung, says he would’ve been a chef. His favorite book, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, is the closest thing to being in a commercial kitchen. "Tony is raw and unadulterated with colorful stories of not only culinary life but samplings of experiences from his personal life," he says. "You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll find out why you shouldn't get the special of the day."
- Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark
Mara Gruber, our Content and Creative Supervisor, is a sucker for thrillers. This book follows Jean Sheridan as she attends her twenty year high school reunion. She discovers nearly all of the women who sat at her lunch table have mysteriously died and starts receiving anonymous threatening letters. "The story delves into the past, exploring the lives of her classmates, and unearthing long buried secrets that could serve as motive for the murders," Mara says. "Will Jean find out the truth or will she become the next victim?"
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
"I have read this book multiple times, and I love that it keeps you guessing," our Social Media Supervisor Olivia Boucher says. "I read it every few years for fun during road trips!" In this murder mystery, Christie writes about ten strangers who are invited to an isolated island. Their hosts are mysteriously absent and each person is accused of a terrible crime. When one of them dies, the other nine suddenly realize that the murderer is within the group. "The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them, but is preparing to strike again… and again…" Olivia describes.
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
"The Art of War is a must-read classic with many applications in life from business to the everyday," our Marketing Director Bob Drumm says. It is based on Chinese warfare and military strategy with teachings on how to beat the competition. This book has inspired many, as it is not only about war, but about dealing with conflict in general.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
"Historical fiction has always been my favorite genre," Wendy Noll, our Content Specialist, says. "I love stories of female protagonists having adventures whilst overcoming hardships, so it's no surprise that my all-time favorite book is Little Women." This classic coming-of-age tale is about four sisters and their journeys as they transition from girlhood to adulthood during the Civil War. "The March sisters took everything that life threw at them—war, illness, poverty—and made lemonade out of lemons because they had each other," Wendy describes. "It's a tale as old as time and one that will stand the test of time."
With five captivating stories to choose from, you can get started on the book that sparks your interest the most! If you need readers, DiscountGlasses.com has reading glasses or eyeglasses and sunglasses where reading corrected can be added. If you prefer to read on your tablet or e-reader, blue light lenses can also be added to any of our eyeglasses. We hope you enjoy these books as much as we do!
A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Amanda works hard at balancing her passion for writing and marketing. She is a Pittsburgh native that just recently moved to Columbus and enjoys doing just about anything outdoors from going on hikes to taking her dog for walks around the city.