Greenfeld Staff Book Picks for 2020
Updated: Aug 13
Are you an avid book reader? Interested in knowing what others are reading, like us?? This week’s blog is a listing of our staff’s books picks for 2020:
As suspected, Jeff loves to read Fund Facts and investment related material! But we did manage to get a few book titles out of him:
The 100 Year Life by Lynda Gratton & Andrew Scott: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger: The story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by the Barbary states and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation.
George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger: How General Washington was aided in part by a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring during the American War of Independence.
Karen Karen is a member of a book club called, “Reading Between the Wines”. Here’s what the club is reading so far this year:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: Kya is a mere ten years old in 1952 when she is deserted, albeit gradually, by all the members of her family and left to make it alone in the marsh country of North Carolina.
Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton: This novel centres on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety.
The House for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman: The story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other.
The Farm by Joanne Ramos: The Farm is a place where women (especially immigrants) go to serve as surrogates for wealthy families while living in spa-like surroundings.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell: A fascinating study of why we misread those we don't know by New York Times Bestselling author.
The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunning: A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956.
Debbie enjoys reading mysteries and suspense novels. Her choices for 2020 are:
Mercy by Michael Palmer: Dr Julie Devereux's life is perfect until a horrible accident leaves her fiancé Sam, paralyzed.
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben: Maya Stern is a retired helicopter pilot and returns home after a troubled ending to her time in Iraq.
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: A group of 20-something women in an isolated rural house for a bachelorette party — a perfect setting for buried secrets and terrible deeds.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: A young woman accepts an assignment on the maiden voyage of a small cruise ship, which she believes will help her open doors and possibly get her promoted.
Kiss Mommy Good night by Barbara Nickolae: When TV news reporter Paula Carroll reports on a "special bulletin" murder, she is shocked to discover that the victim is her best friend, Belinda.
Mortal Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport's boss is about to lose her job as chief of police, his fiancé is distracted with wedding plans, and his house-remodeling project is at a standstill.