Summer Beach Reads

If you’re headed to the beach (or the lake, or the mountains, or even just your patio) this August, it’s a great time to unplug and read a good book. The Taylor Group’s staff has put together a wide-ranging list of book recommendations to take on your summer vacation.


  • Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

“A book about letting go of what we know for a greater understanding, and achieving a Whole/Unitive perspective.”   -Michelle Cooper, CEO


  •  Neuromarketing by Patrick Renvoisé & Christopher Morin. Understanding the “Buy Buttons” in your Customer’s Brain.

“Everyday we are faced with an average of 10,000 sales messages. How do you assure that your unique message stands out.  This book looks into the psychology of how we make buying decisions.  This book is a very easy read with a clear roadmap of how to put practices into action quickly and effectively.  It might just surprise you!”   – Geoff Helzer, Business Coach


  • Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

It’s one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read. I love how she describes in exquisite and raw detail the landscape of the Louisiana bayou, and also the sobering and hardened realities of true generational poverty. -Danielle Mason, Course Coordinator


  • The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Joshua Waitzkin

“The key to pursuing excellence and optimal performance is to embrace long-term learning and the internal work.”   -Lori Jorgenson, Vitality Coach


  • Alexandria by Paul Kingsnorth

“A thousand years from now in the subtropical swamp that was once England, a tiny tribe fights forces within and without to maintain their way of life. Once you get the hang of the stripped-down, future English dialect the main characters speak in, this book is a fascinating  exploration of human nature, technology, and our relationship to the planet. “ -Liam Mullaney, Business Coach


  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Rick Hanson

“Why I am re-reading this book?  Because I believe that fundamentally we are meant to be happy and fulfilled in life. Learning how the brain is wired to help us have more of that experience is uplifting for me.” -Veronica Satalich, Business Coach