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September 6th is “National Read a Book Day”, and as we celebrate great stories here at OnePitch, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite books written by journalists. Good reads are tough to come by and we hope this shortlist will help you jumpstart your next adventure.
Bad Blood by John Carryrou
In Bad Blood, WSJ’s John Carryrou shines a light on the rise and fall Theranos’ CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Needless to say, we devoured it in record time.
Bad Blood tells the story of how the once renowned blood testing company, Theranos, came and fell from the spotlight. The story itself if what brought us to pick this book up, the excellent storytelling made this novel impossible to put down.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Nothing to Envy follows the story of six North Koreans over fifteen years—during which time Kim Il-sung dies, his son Kim Jong-il rose to power unchallenged, and a devastating famine ravaged one-fifth of the population.
Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick breathes life into a story detailing what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today. A visceral and important read.
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
Now that Amazon has reached the 1 trillion dollar share price, it’s probably a good idea to read up on them. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon is the definitive story of Amazon.com.
This book covered CEO Jeff Bezo’s vision to bring his company from its early beginnings in book delivery to the “everything store” you may purchase most of your products from today. Hey, we actually read this one on the Kindle.
Bezos bet big on the internet, and it paid off.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood is a story that follows Truman Capote’s investigation of a horrible murder that occurred on November 15, 1959, with no apparent motive.
Capote’s reconstruction of the murder incites suspense and deep empathy for all parties involved in the horrific event. If your taste leans more forwards the thriller/mystery side, this is a book you should have on your list.