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Stephanie Froehner

2023 Books in Review

I had a ton of fun reading this year. I even bought that Kindle mount and remote page turner set up from BookTok lol

Stack of books with a clock

I managed to read 64 books this year and my pace definitely increased after buying a new Kindle for Prime day. Overall, I read a lot of “fun” books and a few non-fiction, too. I even accidentally read my first romance book? And then a few more not accidentally???

Here are some standouts

Still on my desk to reference at work:

  1. Design for Cognitive Bias - Tough conversations are a little easier when you can use the fancy jargon. Sorry!!!!
    1. Also, I used Red Team, Blue Team (one of the techniques suggested to combat bias) in a workshop and my CEO emailed me after to say it was a “really great, intellectually honest process,” so
  2. Copywrong to Copywriter - I have to write copy sometimes and it can be tough or uncomfortable. This helps get me unstuck and more confident.

Audiobook recommendations:

  1. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again - Johann Hari does such a great job narrating his book, it’s so warm-hearted and engaging.
  2. How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question - Amazing assist from the cast of The Good Place. The little dings for the asides had me Pavlovian trained to laugh.

Kindle Unlimited recommendations:

  1. The Ninth House
    1. I really enjoyed the sequel, Hellbent, too!
  2. The Song of Achilles
  3. Olga Dies Dreaming