Each December, our Indigo Connection women’s networking breakfast program involves a holiday book exchange. Everyone brings a favorite book, wrapped beautifully and a story to tell about why that book was selected. The program allows each participant to not only give her 30 second business introduction, but also share something deeper about who she is and how reading inspires her. Every year this book exchange offers an opportuntity for us to know each other on a whole new level as we share what we love about the authors and the words which touched our hearts.
One thing I know for sure, the women who attend these breakfasts are some of the most intelligent I encounter. They are thirsty for wisdom and open to new thoughts. They choose their books carefully for this event. Some choose fiction, while others choose inspirational or practical business books. It is an honor to share the list as part of my blog each year. If you are looking for a new read or a holiday gift idea, perhaps this list will inspire you to action.
Our 2012 book exchange included:
Yes Energy by Loral Langemeier NOTE: this book came up TWICE!
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The Positive Dog by John Gordon
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Shack by William P Young
101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health - Various authors
Less – Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser
Gettng in the Gap by Wayne Dyer
No BS Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy
Live, Learn and Lead by Cavett Robert
Maybe the Moon by Armistead Mopaun
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
Be the Miracle by Regina Brett
Medicine Maker by Hank Williamson
The Gift of Change by Marianne Williamson
Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael Schuman
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Enjoy a good book this holiday season and start thinking about what might make a great exchange book for the next exchange. We’ll do this again on December 11, 2013!