6 Books to Tweak Your Career Outlook

The other day I listened to entrepreneur Myleik Teele talking about ending 2017 strong. She highlights a number of things that you can do set up your career for success in 2018 including setting mini-goals(and subsequent plan) on how to turn your current work situations around. Planning and goal setting can be daunting especially when tackling … Continue reading 6 Books to Tweak Your Career Outlook

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Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Title: Where We Belong Author: Lynn Austin Pages: 480 (Paperback) Publisher: Bethany House Publishing Date: 3 October 2017 Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction Where We Belong is set in the 19th Century and focuses on the lives of two socialite sisters (not by today's definition) who are eager to live beyond social dictates. Having lost his wife … Continue reading Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

One of my most vivid memories of growing up in the 90s in Kenya was spending my Sundays watching Indian shows like Junoon. Indian culture fascinates me because it is seemingly part of Kenyan everyday life from the masala tea, chapati, samosa, chevda (I had to mention all my favourite foods) but yet I barely … Continue reading 2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

Title: The Girl Who Beat  ISIS: Farida's Story Author: Farida Khalaf Translator: Andrea C. Hoffman Page Numbers: 224 Publisher: Square Peg, Vintage Publishing Publishing Date: July 6, 2016 I truly believe that situations are never occur by accident...The other day I caught a re-run of the TV series, Bones and this particular episode, Brennan and … Continue reading The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Title: The Prague Sonata Author: Bradford Morrow Page Numbers: 480  (Hardcover) Publisher: Grove Atlantic Publishing Date: October 3, 2017 If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I am slightly obsessed with WWII narratives.  More recently, I  have been in search of the stories that span outside out of Germany … Continue reading The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

The Glass Wall by Unerman & Jacobs

Title: The Glass Wall: Success Strategies for Women at Work and Businesses that Mean Business Authors: Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacob Page Numbers: 248  (Paperback) Publisher: Profile Books Publishing Date: October 2016 Based on their experience in British advertising industry, Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacob argue that the glass ceiling has long been shattered but … Continue reading The Glass Wall by Unerman & Jacobs

Quantified by Joe Whitworth

Title: Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy Authors: Joe Whitworth Page Numbers: 256  (Hardback) Publisher: Island Press Publishing Date: September 2015 There is a general consensus that indices such as Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) are good but limited measures of economic growth and development especially as we globally focus on sustainable development. … Continue reading Quantified by Joe Whitworth

The Purple Diaries by Joseph Egan

This is the post where I talk about a book that I DNF-ed... Title:  The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s Author: Joseph Egan Format: Hardback (300 pages) Publisher: Diversion Publishing, November 2016 When I think of old Hollywood, my mind conjures images of Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly … Continue reading The Purple Diaries by Joseph Egan

Mastering Civility by Christine Porath

Have you even been accused of  being overly blunt, rude or condescending a lá House M.D. ? Then this might just be the book for you Title:  Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace Author: Christine Porath Format: Hardback, 240 pages Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publishing  Date:   December 2016 Simply put, Christine Porath's Mastering … Continue reading Mastering Civility by Christine Porath

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Leopard at the Door is a Bildungsroman about Rachel who returns to the Kenya in the early 1950s after spending six years in England. She is excited to reunite with her widowed father, her old friends on their farm and revive her childhood memories but finds that everything has changed. Title:  Leopard at the Door Author: … Continue reading Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh