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Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with some of our favorite authors’ reading picks

Whether you’ve read ten books this year or one book in ten years, today’s the day to crack open a fresh read. It’s #NationalBookLoversDay, and we’re celebrating the occasion with memoirs, manifestos, and more literary selections from the personal bookshelves of some of our favorite authors—paired with their featured interviews from our Author Talks series. Been there, read that? Check out McKinsey’s 2022 summer reading guide for the full curation of 100+ book recommendations from CEOs, editors, and McKinsey leaders, including managing partner Bob Sternfels and senior partner Tracy Francis.

Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth by Guy Standing

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale by John A. List

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone

Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind by Andy Dunn

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong

Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath

The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. rex and How It Shook Our World by David K. Randall