A frequent topic of conversation at the Valente office is books–from our current read to how many are stacked on our nightstand. During one of our recent Corporate Team meetings we shared our personal book recommendations. The list covers fiction, business, history, self reflection and comedy. What book would you add to the list?


  1. Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  2. History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  3. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  4. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  5. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  6. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  7. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  8. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
  9. Selling to Big Companies by Jill Konrath
  10. The Water Secret by Howard Murad
  11. Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll-
  12. Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  13. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  14. Angels in My Hair by Lorna Byrne
  15. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd-
  16. Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz
  17. Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  18. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto
  19. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
  20. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut