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By: DemandLab on November 28th, 2023

Winter is Coming: What We’re Reading and Listening to this Season

Winter is upon us! And one of the great joys of this chilly season is curating a winter reading and listening list. Whether it’s a cozy fireside novel, a deep dive into a thought-provoking subject, or a captivating podcast to accompany your outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this winter season.

We’ve asked our colleagues at DemandLab to share their top picks for winter, and here’s what a few of us are looking forward to reading and listening to:

  • “The best place for me to read is a train. During 3-4 hours of traveling, I can read a lot, and nobody disturbs me. The last two books I have read were George Orwell’s 1984 and the Animal Farm and I’d like to finish Peter Lynch’s One Up on Wall Street book. But the Jenő Rejtő (P.Howard) books are always on top of my list”  Gábor Pécsek, Martech Developer
  • “I prefer reading Romance or Psychological Thrillers. I’m currently reading Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing — in an effort to help with the grieving process after the loss of Matthew Perry 😞. Listening to an audiobook while out for a walk, podcasts or audiobooks while cleaning, I find it makes the time go by much faster! And reading books or poetry before bed ” Kimberly Yanni, Project Services Manager
  • “I’m on team audiobooks, I’m building a garden retaining wall– the perfect time to listen to something that keeps my mind occupied while I’m laying bricks. Regarding genres, I like nonfiction that explores topics I’m less familiar with”. Some examples of things I’ve enjoyed this year would be Tom Mustill’s How to Speak Whale (animal language research), Guy Lerschziner’s The Man Who Tasted Words (synesthesia), and Andrew Leland’s The Country of the Blind (the blind experience). On top of my reading list is Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell. It’s definitely been a slow and dense read, where I’ll go through a chapter or two and really sit with the content first before moving on. If you’re interested in thinking more about how to restructure your concept of time versus the standard “you have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce” pushes of hustle culture, it’s worth picking up.”Casey Grimes, Martech Innovation Manager
  • “I recently read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty this book had me hooked and now I want to read another book by the same author, My Husband’s Secret. I typically like to read thrillers and romance novels, but while I’m driving I love listening to On Purpose by Jay Shetty”. Veronica Vidal, B2B Demand Generation Specialist
  • “I do not have a reading list, I just go to the library and test my luck until I find something good, I prefer to read Thrillers/Horror, I love a good book outside on my balcony when the weather is light and airy”
    Briana Parnell, Project Coordinator
  • “At the top of my reading list is The Power of Discipline. A book I recently read that’s still on my mind is Behind the Staircase. During the holiday season, I love to watch Elf and Christmas Vacation with my family.” – Ashley Oriet, Human Resource Generalist
  • “I like to listen to philosophy and Politics Podcasts while driving. I recently discovered Tech Won’t Save Us, a podcast that offers a different and more in-depth perspective on how technology affects our societies.” – Ian Brant, Backend & DevOps Engineer
  • “I like to read Historical fiction. On top of my reading list is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. One book I recently read that’s still on my mind is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante”. Anna Patterson, Project Coordinator

What are you reading or listening to? We’d love your suggestions. Feel free to reach out to us on our LinkedIn, Twitter, or contact us anytime.