For the seventh year in a row, I’ve asked clients, colleagues, and leaders from The Making Magnificence Project® for their most-loved book of the year.

Below is what came back, in no particular order.

Happy reading and gifting!


From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks

Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made by David Gergen

Atlas of the Heart by Brene’ Brown

True North: Leading Authentically in Today’s Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition by Bill George

The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters by Juliette Kayyem

How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil

Finding Me by Viola Davis

Broken Horses
by Brandi Carlile

by Susan Cain

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
by Gabrielle Zevin

by Isabel Wilkerson

Measure What Matters
by John Doerr

Jitterbug Perfume
by Tom Robbins

Freezing Order by Bill Browder

The Power of Crisis – How Three Threats – and our Response – Will Change the World by Ian Bremmer

The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

by Susan Straight

Nobody’s Magic
by Destiny Birdsong

Bright Unbearable Reality
by Anna Badkhen

To Paradise
 by Hanya Yanagihara

Emerson. The Mind on Fire
by Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

The Soul of America
by Jon Meacham

The Business of Expertise
by David C. Baker

Leonardo da Vinci
by Walter Isaacson

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Simply Said: Communicating at Work and Beyond
by Jay Sullivan

The 3-Minute Rule
 by Brant Pinvidic

Do Nothing
by Celeste Headlee

Even as We Breathe
by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel