Books, books, and more books! Although I also listen to audiobooks, I really enjoy reading books. I love to hold them, highlight and write notes in them, bookmark with doggy-ears, and I even love the smell of them! These are some of my favorite books that have inspired me and made a significant impact on my worldview. [Click on each of the books to preview it on Amazon.]
Reading autobiographies/biographies humanizes people, especially those with a high profile. I found that by reading about them and/or what they do, I was able to get a glimpse of who their humanity, or at least that part of them they wanted to share. No matter what I thought about their work or their politics, I gained a better understanding and respect for who they were as well as some of the decisions they made throughout their lives and careers.
The list below is not exhaustive of all the books I have read this year; however, they are books that continue to be valuable and I highly recommend to apply in both personal and professional realm. Feel free to share your own recommendations.