18 June 2019

AmDee’s 2019 Summer Reading List

It’s summertime (finally) and whether you’ll be going on vacation to the beach or staycationing in your city, the AmDee team hopes you’ll take some time this summer to engage in some leisure reading.

Today, the AmDee team is sharing our summer reading list, the books we will (hopefully) read this summer. Let us know which books are on your summer reading list and tweet at us!

Steph Osmanski

I don’t have a lot of free time for reading since I’m in school for creative writing. That means a lot of assigned reading! But for when I do have free time for personal reading, I’ve got my eye on “JELL-O Girls: A Family History” by Allie Rowbottom. It’s a memoir from the heir of JELL-O; Rowbottom braids the iconic branding campaign of America’s favorite gelatin brand with the nonfiction narratives of the women in her family.

Elyssa Respaut

To me Summer is still a time for travel. On my reading list is “Blue Highways: A journey in America” by William Least Heat-Moon. After his wife leaves him and he loses his job around the same time Bill decides to explore America by following only the ‘blue roads’ on the old style Rand McNally road atlas. It is an autobiography of the people he comes across in his soul searching travels and feels like the perfect read for the season that makes me think of traveling. Also on my list, although unrelated to traveling, is “The Genius of Dogs” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods.

Christine Job

On my reading list is Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming”. Former first lady Michelle Obama has been a long time hero of mine. Her poise and grace through the scrutiny of being the first African-American First Lady of the United States of America were truly aspirational. I look forward to reading about her origin story and the experiences that prepared her for the role of a lifetime.    

Jessica Skorich

This summer I’m looking forward to reading a book recommended to me by my roommate,  “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Jeff Creamer

I’d like to read “ Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” (3rd Edition) by Steve Krug. This book was recommended to me as a great primer on websites’ UX/UI by a local web developer. First published in 2000 by web usability guru Steve Krug, the book is now in its third edition and is one of the most referred books on the topic. As a WordPress web admin, tutor and writer, UX/UI is something I’d like to add to my skill set in the coming year to better assist clients during redesigns and to better evaluate the UX/UI on my own personal websites.

Jyoti Ray

This summer I’m looking forward to reading “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz which is a practical, empowering and hugely engaging, guide that provides the tools to change  life for the better. It’s a step-by-step approach that will demonstrate: how to defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates; how to make your mind produce positive thoughts, and plan a concrete success-building programme.

Elyssa Respaut

Elyssa works as an occasional writer when not otherwise managing projects.

Amar Trivedi

President and founder of AmDee, Amar provides insight of nonprofit technology through occasional guest blogs for AmDee and others. He has been a software developer and architect since the mid-1990s.

Christine Job

Christine is AmDee’s Sales and Marketing Manager. She is also the Social Media and Content strategist for AmDee. Her entrepreneurial experience, as well as her experience as a business development consultant, gives her the ability to craft sales and marketing strategies that are lean, comprehensive and effective, not only for AmDee but for also for AmDee clients as well.

Jyoti R.

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Jeff C.

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Jeff Creamer is a DC-based WordPress website administrator, tutor and consultant. He has been helping small businesses and nonprofits launch and manage their WordPress sites since 2013.

Steph O.

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Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer and social media consultant who specializes in health and wellness content. Her words have appeared on Seventeen, Life & Style, Darling Magazine, and more. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton and writing a memoir.

Jessica Skorich