From our bookshelves

Sara Schmuck is the Managing Editor of Client Publications for Ellenbecker Communications.

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”   Oscar Wilde

Maybe you can tell something about people by what they are reading. Even if you can’t, isn’t it fun to see what others choose to put on their e-readers or bookshelves? As this year ends, we share a list of titles that got Ellcom employees reading –books that shaped thoughts, educated, entertained or sometimes just put us to sleep at night. In no particular order:

Agincourt by Bernard Cromwell

Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estelman

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Jimmy the Kid by Donald Westlake

The Rise of Rome: the Making of the World’s Greatest Empire by Anthony Everitt

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

On Writing Well, William Zinsser

Brimstone, Robert B. Parker

A Practitioners Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation by Don Stacks

The Bridal Quartet series by Nora Roberts

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Advertising Research Handbook by Charles E. Young and Patricia D. King

The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Twelve Caesars, Suetonius

Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Societies, by Jared Diamond

Breaking out of Beginner’s Spanish, Joseph J. Keenan

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson

The Black Hills by Nora Roberts

The Mongoliad Series by Neal Stephenson and others

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Bloom by Kelle Hampton

Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago

The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

While I was Gone by Sue Miller

Guns, Sails and Empires—Technological Innovation and the Early Phases of European Expansion 1400-1700 by Carlo M. Cipolla