Reading Recommendations for a Pearfect Summer


The summer before 8th grade, my friends and I started a book club. It was very official. We met every Thursday afternoon, and we documented our readings on a spreadsheet, even noting the genre (yep, genre) of our readings. I’ve been on the hunt for a book club quite so delightful ever since.

But working at Pear Deck is kind of like being in a book club. We actually have a Slack channel dedicated to reading recommendations, and our marketing check-ins often include discussions of what we’ve been reading lately (#dreamjob)!

Now that summer is truly upon us, it’s time for the Pear Deck team’s annual summer reading recommendations list. This summer I invited our Pear Deck Certified Coaches to share their recommendations as well. These are strictly personal recommendations, and the list is so diverse you’re bound to find something right up your alley!

Age of Myth by Michael J Sullivan

Laura, Senior UX Designer

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Katharine, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Risa, Teacher Advocate

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Alyssa, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Clemente by David Maraniss

Will, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Ditch that Textbook by Matt Miller

Kyle, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Nick, Partnership Manager

Hardcore History (Podcast) by Dan Carlin

Cassie, UX Designer

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Molly, Operations Associate

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette

Riley, Cofounder and CEO

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Kate B, VP of Marketing

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler

Stacey, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Carrie, Pear Deck Certified Coach

Saga by Brian K Vaughan

Sam, Controller

Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Thomas, Senior Developer

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Misha, Senior Developer

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Annika, Director of Customer Success

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Kate M, Illustrator

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Laura W, Pear Deck Certified Coach

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Danielle, Director of Marketing


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