Looking to add to your reading list?
Making a list of interesting books to read is a great way to bring in the new year.
Reading helps you explore important topics that enhances your knowledge of various aspects of society.
We asked leaders from some of our partner agencies for some of their favorites.
Check out their recommendations below:
Michelle Tucker, President and CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Jason McClelland, Senior Executive Director, American Cancer Society
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
Kevin Drollinger, President and Executive Director, Provident Behavioral Health
I’ve Been Marching All the Time: An Autobiography by Xernona Clayton and Hal Gulliver
Michael P. McMillan, President and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant
Claire Wyneken, President and CEO, Wyman Center
Pat Holtermann-Hommes, President and CEO, Youth in Need
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Joe Sadewasser, Scout Executive and CEO, Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Stop and Frisk: American Poems by Jabari Asim
Brenda Mahr, Chief Executive Officer, Employment Connection
Lydon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Dan Glazier, Executive Director and General Counsel, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mind Shift by Jill Vitale-Aussem
Adam Marles, President and CEO, Lutheran Senior Services
Take Action Now:
- Explore more books from last year’s National Reading Month.
- Find out how reading can shape academic success.
- Share this story with family and friends.
Rodney Humphries is the communications specialist for United Way of Greater St. Louis and a proud graduate of Webster University where he developed his passion for writing. In college, he combined his love for writing and sports, serving as the primary sports writer for his school newspaper while also developing his own sports blog. After graduating, he continued his love for writing as he served as a freelance writer for various publications. Rodney continues to be a fan of Webster athletics, you will often see him sitting courtside at a lot of their basketball games.