What We Are Reading in 2019


Suggested by Matt Kirkland, Vice President/Owner of Realty Works and Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries Trustee

Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

Suggested by Jane Renner Hood, Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries Trustee

A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists. Conceived while his father, Bear,cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear’s genius trumps all.
Suggested by Ken Koop, Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries Trustee.


Meticulously researched and character driven, Smartest Guys in the Room takes the reader deep into Enron’s past-and behind the closed doors of private meetings. Drawing on a wide range of unique sources, the book follows Enron’s rise from obscurity to the top of the business world to its disastrous demise. It reveals as never before major characters such as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow, as well as lesser known players like Cliff Baxter and Rebecca Mark. Smartest Guys in the Room is a story of greed, arrogance, and deceit-a microcosm of all that is wrong with American business today. Above all, it’s a fascinating human drama that will prove to be the authoritative account of the Enron scandal.

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