Book Recommendations

Gavin McGimpsey's top book recommendation: The Will to Change, by bell hooks

If I had to pick one book for everyone to read, it would be this one. The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love, by bell hooks, is revelatory and soul-affirming. I care about creating a healthier image of masculinity for myself and others—a work in progress, of course, but far further along thanks to this book.

Business and Management

  • An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization — Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
  • The Leadership Challenge — Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes

Life, Mind, and Spirit

  • Noble Strategy — Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • A History of God — Karen Armstrong
  • Meditations — Marcus Aurelius


  • The Food Lab — J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat — Samin Nosrat


  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay — Michael Chabon
  • The Fifth Season — N.K. Jemisin
  • The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll — Álvaro Mutis
  • The Three Body Problem — Cixin Liu
  • Invisible Cities — Italo Calvino
  • Perdido Street Station — China Miéville