Reading Upwards!

Join us for Reading Upwards! A book group about living, meaning, and belonging. We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom. You don’t have to read the entire book to attend! Spend some time with it, see what speaks to you and what doesn’t, and come share your thoughts. Books can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident.  For more information, email Jared Jenisch at

We will be taking the summer off, and resuming in September.

Reading Upwards! Book List

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Brene Brown
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Mark Manson
Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Productive Life, Radha Agrawal
The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life, Shawn Achor
The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, Emily Esfahani Smith
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Jaron Lanier
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield
The Happiness Project, Gretchi Rubin
The Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are And Who You Can Be, Kacie Berghoef and Melanie Bell
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, Michael Puett 
Art of Gathering: Why We Meet and Why it Matters, Priya Parker
Twelve Steps to A Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong
Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson
The Road to Character, David Brooks
The Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope, Mark Manson
The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
The Blue Zones of Happiness, Dan Buettner
When the Heart Waits, Sue Monk Kidd
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson
This Chair Rocks, Ashton Applewhite
Welcoming the Unwelcome, Pema Chodron
The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, Yrsa Daley-Ward
Elderhood, Louise Aronson