What Book is on Your Night Table?

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One key to a successful tax season is taking breaks and recharging. Do you watch your favorite Netflix show, cook a meal or read just a good book? Here are some book recommendations from some of our Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax Pro Center authors. Enjoy!

David Bergstein CPA, CITP, CGMA Intuit

“I am a magazine man, so if you ask me what’s on my night table, I will say a pile of magazines from the Journal of Accountancy to Fast Company, and everything in between. But, in reality, I have a tablet on the night table and read from there since my Kindle app is there. I read to stay up to date on technology and taxes.”

Stacy KildalStacyKAcademy.com

The Atlantis Plague (The Origin Mystery, Book 2) by A.G. Riddle: “I just spent 2016 reading the entire 26-book Prey series by John Sandford, as well as his Kidd series, along with a few non-fiction books. The Atlantis Gene (Book 1) popped up while browsing in Kindle Prime, so I grabbed it, and now I can’t NOT finish the series.”

Debra KilsheimerBehind the Scenes Financial Services

Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam by Michael Hiltzik: “Every time I’m in Las Vegas, I tour the Dam. It’s so impressive and to think it was done so long ago! I love learning all about it. When a tax return seems difficult, I just think ‘it’s not as challenging as building the Dam’ … and I keep plugging!”


Mariette Martinez, EA Mariette F. Martinez, EA

Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners by Dawn Fotopulos: “The author uses visual stories and analogies to simplify and beautify the complex concept of financial statements. It’s brilliant and creative writing on the complex topic of embracing your financials. I recommend this book to every small business client I engage with.”

 Marty McCutchen, CPA Marty McCutchen, CPA P.C.

The Bible: “It gives my guidance and wisdom for everyday life.”

Jackie Meyer, CPA, CTC, MSA Meyer Tax Consulting LLC

Good Health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness by Joyce Meyer: “We just had our second child while ramping into busy season, so I’m trying to get back in shape physically and prepare myself mentally!”

David Oransky, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RLP®Laminar Wealth LLC

How to Think About Money by Jonathan Clements: “One of the best personal finance books I’ve ever read. It’s very approachable for the novice, yet packed with wisdom for the expert. A must read for all.”

Andrew Poulos, EA, ABA, ATP Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.

The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room by Timothy J. Koegel: “I am reading this book in hopes of obtaining the knowledge and skills to become a better speaker and presenter. Being a speaker and a news media contributor, it’s important to be a great presenter so that you can convey information to the audience efficiently and effectively.”

MB Raimondi, CPA.CITP QuickBooks Trainer/Consultant CPA

“I don’t have a special book. I go with any easy reader that has somewhat of a plot. Some of my favorite authors include Emily Giffin, Ayelet Waldman and Susan Meissner.”

T. Steel Rose, CPA CPA Magazine

The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern: “I loved the movie – my whole family does. It’s crazy to learn that it took 10 years before Hollywood would produce it.”

Robert Westley, CPA/PFS Northern Trust

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis: “I have been interested in learning more about behavioral economics – the psychology behind financial decision making. This book tells the story of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose work created the field of behavioral economics.”

Joe Woodard Woodard

The Circle by Dave Eggers: “It was recommended to me by a good friend who said, ‘It is stuck in my head … in a good way.’”

Me? Most of the time, I read long books that are on the bestseller lists, but favor thrillers, especially Stephen King. Right now, I’m reading Michael Chabon’s Moonglow. I love the way he writes, and he is very good with character development. What book is on your nightstand? Leave a comment and tell us!

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