The Book List #25

Make Your Mark by Jocelyn K. Glei year: 2014 | pages: 260 | rating: 4/5 This series of books by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U (Behance) a...

The Book List #25

Make Your Mark by Jocelyn K. Glei
year: 2014 | pages: 260 | rating: 4/5

This series of books by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U (Behance) are phenomenally good reads for creatives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. I own all three books and hope they continue to produce such high quality publications; the format and writing style is fluid, inspiring, and enlightening. Make Your Mark provides practical insights into building and maintaining a creative business, defining purpose, building products, serving customers, and leading teams.


The Ritual by Adam Nevill
year: 2011 | pages: 418 | rating: 4/5

So creepy it gave me nightmares; The Ritual tells of four old university friends, hiking in the Scandinavian wilderness. With two of them struggling and all of them feeling frustrated and tried, they try a shortcut in the hopes of cutting their hike short, which results in them becoming lost in untouched forest. A forest where a bestial presence stalks their every move.


Yes Please by Amy Poehler
year: 2014 | pages: 329 | rating: 2/5

I had such high hopes for this book, I loved Tina Fey's Bossypants and I kind of expected to love Yes Please just as much but I didn't. I couldn't relate to it, there were a couple of chapters that made me wince, some of the topics simply weren't that interesting, and I just didn't find it funny. Sorry, Amy.


Maximize Your Potential by Jocelyn K. Glei
year: 2013 | pages: 260 | rating: 5/5

Maximize Your Potential is possibly my favourite of the three books written by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U; this book deals with cultivating creativity, building relationships, taking bold (yet calculated) risks, and reaching out for new opportunities. I don't know what it is about this series of books but, after reading them, I feel I can achieve anything. This series is optimistic, encouraging, and insightful; the creative advice is practical and easily incorporated into daily life.


Nothing To Envy by Barbara Demick
year: 2009 | pages: 314 | rating: 4/5

Utterly heartbreaking. I honestly don't think I can do this book justice by reviewing it - read the book and then talk to me about it. I do want to say that I am very aware of how incredibly difficult it is to distinguish between propaganda and the truth. Not just from North Korea either; I have a feeling there is a lot of smoke and mirrors happening on our side as well.


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  1. I've been a bit dismayed at the mediocre reviews for Yes Please so far! I have it on reserve at the library and have been looking forward to it, so I hope I can get at least a little enjoyment out of it. If not, there's always Leslie Knope to watch + admire.

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  2. Maximise Your Potential and Nothing to Envy sound really good, I might have a read in the new year! Have a good day :)
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  5. Totally agree re. Nothing to Envy. Harrowing stuff.

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  6. I own the other Jocelyn K. Glei book and when I finish that I'll definitely check these two out. Maximise your potential sounds super relevant to my life right now.

    http://insidesai.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. These Jocelyn K Glei books look like what I need! The Ritual sounds intriguing.

    Katrina Sophia

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  8. I absolutely adore the 99U series, they're fantastic books and I highly recommend them :))

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  9. It's a really tough read at times, I found it upset me quite a lot. I want to read more about North Korea as I feel there are a lot of aspects the book didn't cover.

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  10. I love this series, I hope they make more; the books are so good at being informative without being too heavy on the business theory.

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  11. It made me incredibly sad at times, utterly heartbreaking.

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  12. I really recommend them both :))

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  13. Hmm, yes, it's.. a little.. boring. I hate to say it because I love Amy Poehler and I think the only part I really laughed at was right at the beginning, where she is fretting over how she doesn't want her book to be bad especially in comparison to Tina Fey's.. oops.

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  14. Sarah Campbell12/22/2014

    Nothing to Envy has me intrigued!


    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  15. Jennifer12/23/2014

    Awesome recommendations as usual! Bummer that Amy's book isn't as great as Bossypants! And I immediately added Nothing to Envy to my reading list.


    bloussey.blogspot.com

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  16. Let me know what you think of Nothing to Envy :))

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  17. I really recommend reading it, I think we all need to learn more about North Korea.

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  18. dannifred12/24/2014

    thanks for sharing, definitely going to check these out!


    xx danielle // shadesofdanielle.blogspot.com

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  19. The 99U series is amazing, I can't recommend it enough.
    Thank you so much for reading, Maria :))

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  20. Let me know if you read any and what you thought of them! :))

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  21. I'm halfway through Nothing to Envy and can't put it down. It is both heartbreaking but also heartwarming, at times; I'm amazed by what people are able to endure. Have you read Wild Swans? It follows three generations of women (the author's family) in Mao's twentieth-century China.

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  22. I'm going through my bloglovin' feed & just now getting to this post - I felt the same way about Yes, Please - I loved Bossypants but didn't feel the same about Amy's book. Sadly.

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