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What’s on your bookshelf?

As you venture to the beach, pool or mountains, your travel bag surely will be filled with a stack of must-read books. Executives tell us what they’ll be reading during their downtime, as well as share some recent favorites. 

Jenny Storms

Chief Marketing Officer | NBC Sports Group

Reading now: “That’s What She Said” by Joanne Lipman. This book gives great context and understanding to the data and insights about how I can further support women by better understanding gender relationships and working closely with male counterparts throughout the industry to reach across the gender divide.

 

Freddy Rolón

General Manager, Vice President | ESPN Deportes

A recent favorite: Enjoyed “Be More Chill” by Ned Vizzini.

Paper or digital: I read mostly on my iPad but always have one paper book at hand so I can also adhere to the no-screen time rules at home.

What’s next: “When Montezuma Met Cortes” by Matthew Restall.

 

Molly Solomon 

SVP, productions and operations | Golf Channel

Reading now: “The Map of Salt and Stars” by Jennifer Joukhadar. 

A recent favorite: “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth. 

Paper or digital: I love the feel of an “old-fashioned” book. 

 

Harrie Bakst

Partner | Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group

Reading now: “Thirst” by charity: water CEO Scott Harrison.

A recent favorite: “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.”

What’s next: Jesse Itzler’s new book, “Living With Monks.”

 

Aaron LaBerge

Chief Technology Officer, EVP | ESPN

Reading now: “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.” 

A recent favorite: I just finished “Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee,” written by the man himself, Stan Lee. 

Paper or digital: Both. 

 

Tracy Wolfson

Sportscaster | CBS Sports

Reading now: “The Paris Architect.” 

A recent favorite: “Wonder” (I read it with my 8-year-old son).

Paper or digital: Paper.

What’s next: “Pachinko.”

 

Neil Glat

President | New York Jets

Reading now: “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London and “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason.

A recent favorite: “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva.

Paper or digital: All paper.

What’s next: “The Night Manager” by John le Carre.

 

Matthew Berry

Fantasy football analyst; host | ESPN; “The Fantasy Show”

Reading now: “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” by Mo Willems. 

A recent favorite: “Home” and “Don’t Let Go,” both by Harlan Coben. 

Paper or digital: Paper. I still love the feel of a good hardcover

What’s next: “Crushing It!” By Gary Vaynerchuk and “Living with the Monks” by Jesse Itzler.

 

Jay Sharman

CEO | TeamWorks Media

Reading now: “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” by
Steven Johnson.

A recent favorite: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. 

Paper or digital: Paper. Always. I’m old school in that way. 

What’s next: “Traction” by Gino Wickman.

 

Wayne Sieve

EVP | Thuuz Sports

Reading now: (As a father) most of my free reading time is spent reading children’s books
to my kids. 

A recent favorite: I recently read “Live From New York,” which is a first-person account of the creation of “Saturday Night Live.” 

Paper or digital: Digital. 

What’s next: “Sophia of Silicon Valley.”