Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.

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The girl with Dragon Tattoo. Still my favorite book

Bourbon Empire

Depends..male or female?

You need fiction. You need James Bond. Fleming originals. In sequence

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