Sometimes a book, or even just a line, chapter or passage within a book can stick with us long after we’ve read its final page. We asked some of our favorite community members to tell us about a book that’s had a meaningful impact on them.

Reginald Desjardins | Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, & Inconsistent Podcaster

Unfortunately I don’t often read, I wish I read books with the same level of enthusiasm I have for buying them and letting the sit on my shelf unread. Reading comes to me in waves. I have these intervals in my life where I want to do nothing but read and then as quickly as it comes it’s gone until the next time I feel guilty about buying books I don’t read. Read more>>

Andrea Lorena | Founder of FujifilmGirl

One of the hobbies I picked back up during quarantine was my reading. I challenged myself to read about 2-3 books per week. I chose a mixture of non-fiction, fiction & essays. One of my favorite reads from the summer was “The Monk of Mokha” by Dave Eggers. Read more>>

Catalina Villegas | Illustrator and Multimedia Artist

There’s a very interesting book called “Everything I learned about business I learned from the Grateful Dead: The ten most innovative lessons from a long, strange trip.” Artists are often cataloged as free spirits with no administration skills, and while this does ring true to some extent. Read more>>