The global health community in Washington state is filled with women who serve in all sorts of roles – from leading companies to leading labs to leading the administrative services that support research.
There is a particular group of women, the Pioneering Women, who have been brought together by the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), and I’m proud to be a charter member of this inspiring group. We drink wine, discuss our work and support the next generation of women in global health and life sciences. And every year, at WGHA’s annual event, we put together an auction item that features wine and books. Each bottle of wine and book come with a handwritten note about why it was handpicked by the donor.
This year’s the book selection was interesting and eclectic – so much so that there were requests for the list of books. In the spirit of finding a good book to read during the holiday season, I’m sharing here for your enjoyment.
- The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
- The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
- The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, Elaine Weiss
- The Monk of Mokha, Dave Eggers
- A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
- Insomniac City: New York, Oliver and Me, Bill Hayes
- The Away Game, Sebastian Abbot
- News of the World, Paulette Jiles
- Born a Crime: Stories for a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
- My Own Devices, Dessa
- Overwhelmed, Brigid Schulte
- Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman (This was my selection, an interesting read that was selected by IDRI’s internal book club and offered good fodder for discussion).
Happy holiday reading!