"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." — C.S. Lewis
In honor of "Reading is Fun" week, which is this week, we wanted to acknowledge the intrinsic link between books and tea with a list of either what our team members are currently reading, or what their favorite read is (if currently in between books). Here goes:
Richard Rosenfeld, CEO and founder: "A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca" by Andrés Reséndez. If you can believe it, it's for my book club.
Gigi Durand, Comptroller: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. I just finished it because my daughter read it, and I like to read what my kids read.
Christy Garfield, Marketing Coordinator: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Difficult subject matter, but beautifully written an excellent character development!
Lindsay Winkler, Customer Care Supervisor/Graphics: "Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susann. I love the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood.
Chloe Burton, Customer Happiness: "Kafka on the Beach" by Haruki Murakami. A surreal runaway story about silence and attachment.
Amanda MacDonald, Digital Assets Manager: "Every Day a Friday: How to be happier 7 days a week" by Joel Osteen. My dad wanted all of us kids to read it, because it changed his perspective completely in the working world.
Naomi Havlen, Copy Writer: "With or Without You," by Domenica Ruta. I've been unable to put this memoir down — it's disturbing yet hilarious and wonderfully written.
Hannah Alisani, Customer Care Associate: "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen.
Jen Okeson, Sales Manager in Cafe/Coffee and Foodservice: "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo. This was a gift from my best friend who either understands my desire to declare my domain with beautiful spaces in my home, or she has noticed the toys starting to take over!
Bess Hammer, National Sales Manager: "The Pillars of the Earth" series by Ken Follett. So many different characters over the course of centuries who are all intertwined. Murder, love affairs, religion!