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Two Years of Fantastic Books | Recommended Reading, 2020-2021 Recap

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

Over the past couple of years, I have shared some of my favorite books with all of you. From non-fiction for getting serious about your personal and professional development to engrossing fiction that will keep you reading through the night, all of my lists have featured books that I have truly loved reading.

My Recommended Reading Lists have been one of the most popular posts on my blog, and I'm so glad you have enjoyed them! Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere for 2022. In fact, at the end of this blog, I have a pretty fabulous announcement!

Now, you can find all of my Recommended Reading in one place! Below are links to every single list I have created since this blog started! Bookmark this page to return to next time you need a great read!!

Remember that blog I wrote about how I quit my job and started my business about 30 days before a global pandemic changed life as we know it...

My first reading list was written for all of us looking for something anything to do during those early days of lockdown. We all felt a little stuck, so this list has some of my favorite books that I've gone back to again and again for personal growth. Now that we are out and about again, I still stand by my recommendations. These fantastic books are still amazing reads, no matter where you read them!!

Picture it: Me and Pixie, a bottle of champagne, all the blankets, and the perfect page-turner. I have high standards for my fiction books, so when a book can keep me reading for an entire afternoon and well into the night, it's a winner.

While these books aren't my all-time, ride or die favorites, the books in this list all wow-ed me. They each offer a little something different. If you haven't read them, I highly suggest it!!

I think we are all aware that I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. To quote this blog, "These are my favorite books that have ever been written ever in the history of human civilization." So you could say it's pretty serious...

Most of humanity has read Harry Potter at this point. If you've been holding out, I don't even care what you're doing. Go. Now. Read it. Report back when you love it. We will sort you into your house. It'll be a whole moment.

For those of you who have joined Dumbledore's Army and are looking for another series to dive into, I highly recommend the rest of the series in this list!

Curiosity. Generosity. Authenticity. Vulnerability. The Four Pillars of Social Excellence.

Each of the books in this list will help you be a little more Social Excellent. We've got Bianca Del Rio. We've got Brené Brown. We've got a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. This list has something for everyone.

Also, if you haven't purchased your very own copy of Social Excellence: We Dare You by now, have you even been reading this blog??

Every once in a while, I run out of reading material at my parents and browse their bookshelves. And every once in a while, I find a new favorite.

All of these books have been around for a while. You may have even been assigned some of them in high school. (Probably not the romance titles...) But if you've blown through everything on the recent bestseller lists, why not take a look at some of my favorite oldies, but goodies.

With all of the great fiction I've recommended, it felt like it was time to round it out with a few titles that have helped me become a better leader, speaker, and Executive Coach. After all, I'm here to help you #levelup, so why not start with a few books to help you grow personally and professionally?


There you go! All of my Recommended Reading List from 2020-2021 all in one place.

And if you were waiting for the Big Announcement for 2022... *drumrolllll*

I am SO excited to announce that starting in February I will be selecting Karli's Book of The Month!!!

Each month, I'll feature a great title that I personally recommend - some fiction, some non-fiction, a LOT of great reads. I can't wait!!

Meanwhile, be sure to grab your copy of this FREE Resource below, so you can check off all of my 2020-2021 Reading Recommendations in one place.

Happy Reading, Y'all!!

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As the owner of Karli Sherman Productions, I am a professional speaker, leadership coach, and executive coach. I help companies, campuses, and individuals to level up and grow through professional development workshops, intensive coaching, and keynote presentations.

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