Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? - Seth Godin I read this book at the suggestion of my husband who kept referring to my occasional bouts of self-doubt as my "lizard brain." The main idea of this book is believing in yourself, focusing on your art (everyone has some sort of gift, whether it's what you already do or what you want to do) and mapping out your own plan rather than complying with the system.
Still Missing - Chevy Stevens Grace of Stripes and Sequins highly recommended this psychological thriller. A young realtor is kidnapped and held captive by a psychopath. It kept me hooked and was the perfect alternative to a fluffy romance "beach" read.
Bossypants - Tina Fey To put it simply, this book is laugh out loud hilarious.
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins Obviously. Hannah passed this book on to me, I'm sure knowing that we will end up bonding over the teen cast when the movie is released. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series and having something to discuss with my new 7th graders.
I'm currently reading Jaycee Dugard's story, A Stolen Life. It's like the non-fiction version of Still Missing. Crazy stuff.
What books did you read this summer? What are you currently reading?