What We're Reading, Vol. 1

By Michelle Lentz On May 19, 2021

What We're Reading, Vol. 1

During quarantine, many of us filled our spare time by finally picking up those books we've been meaning to read. From professional growth publications to novels we wanted to get lost in, here are some of our recent reads!

  1. Ready Player One Series

    Book: Ready Player One and Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
    Genres: LitRPG, Science Fiction, Pop Culture Fiction, Dystopian
    Read by: Josh Rubino, Project Manager
    Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Comments: An excellent read for video game nerds and fans of 80s pop culture! This book gives the reader a glimpse into what the future could be and what technology could potentially do or undo for mankind. 
  2. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

    image of book "CODE: The hidden language of computer hardware and software"

    Book: Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
    Genres: Computer Architecture, Computer Science
    Read byIan TeGrootenhuis, Web Developer
    Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 
    Comments: A cool look into how humans have been developing "code" to make communication easy for hundreds of years.
  3. Brave New World

    Image of book "Brave New World"

    Book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Genres: Novel, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction
    Read by: Chris Hamm, Web Developer
    Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 
    Comments: It's really interesting to think about in the context of it being published in 1934 and how it is reacting to some of the philosophies of the day. It's also really impressive that Huxley manages to write about a "sci-fi" future almost 100 years ago without pulling you out of the story to notice things that are supposed to be futuristic that seem old-fashioned to us.
  4. Before She Disappeared

    Photo of "Before She Disappeared" by Lisa Gardner

    Book: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
    Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Police procedural
    Read by: Amanda Hodges, Bookkeeper
    Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 
    Comments: My mom recommended this suspense/mystery author to me, and now I am hooked. I have already read Gardner's 14 books, Detective DD Warren series and 7 book, FBI Profiler series. This book  is a stand-alone book by Gardner. I really enjoy reading, especially at night as I unwind. Bonus is downloading books from my library on the Libby app, so they are with me anywhere I go, and I can read a little whenever I have a few minutes to kill.
  5. Spark

    Image of book "Spark"

    Book: Spark by John J. Ratey, MD
    Genres: Health & Wellness, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition
    Read by: Tyler Stirtz, Web Developer
    Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 
    Comments: Exercise has countless benefits that effect the physiology of the brain and body on a short term and long term basis. These benefits can remedy many maladies that a vast majority of the population live with.


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Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture, and more. In her free time, you'll find her gardening, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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