A Summer Reading List for Grant Professionals

We know that many grant professionals read a wide range of genres for both pleasure, but also for inspiration related to their professional work. So I suppose I shouldn’t have been as surprised by the large number of responses my request for book recommendations in our recent newsletter garnered in responses.


I didn’t want to keep them all to myself, therefore, I present you with…


A summer reading list (or honestly, an any time reading list) for grant professionals, compiled by grant professionals.


*Note: While we link to these books via Amazon, we are not affiliates of Amazon and strongly encourage you to purchase your book(s) from local independent bookstores or to check them out through your local library.


“Once There Were Wolves” by Charlotte McConaghy 

“See You in the Piazza” by Frances Mayes  

“West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge

“The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth

“The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism” by George Bernard Shaw 

“The Man Who Broke Capitalism” by David Gelles

“Flock not Clock” by Derek and Laura Cabera 

“Scaling Up” by Verne Harnish

“The Beautiful Ones!” by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia’s

“Atlas of the Heart” by Brene Brown

“Midnight Library” by Matt Hagg

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” by Rick Riordan

“Ma’s Dictionary: Straddling the Social Class Divide” by Milan Kovacovic

“Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the financial myths that are destroying your prosperity” by Garrett B. Gunderson with Stephen Palmer

“The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugroni

“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

“Remarkably Bright Creature “ by Shelby Van Pelt

“Blood and Treasure” by Robert Drury and Tom Clavin

“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand


Here are some bonus books to consider directly from our DH Leonard Consulting Writing Team:


“Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty

“The Widows of Malabar Hill” by Sujata Massey

“To Night Owl from Dogfish” by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

“Last Summer at the Golden Hotel” by Elyssa Friedland

“Stay Close” by Harlan Coben

“Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry (As well as “Gathering Blue,” “Messenger,” and “Son”)

“While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams

“The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb


Do you have something you’d like to add to the list? Drop a note in the comments section and let us know.


Happy reading!

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