Calling All Book Lovers – Spring Reading List

Spring is in the air which means one thing, it’s time for the annual tradition of Spring Break! While fun is encouraged, we invite you to relax and dive into these 10 books recommended by the investment team at Dana.



Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less 

In a pandemic world, this book was a good reminder of the importance of cutting out the noise to focus on the most important aspects in life and work.




Matt Ridley

How Innovation Works and Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Innovators and inventors are driven by goals other than money. They want to bring lasting change. They want to contribute and be remembered. Innovation is the key to the continuing improvement in the quality of life. If you are interested in learning more about Innovation, this is a must-read book.




PappylandWright Thompson


A story of family, fine bourbon, and the things that last. Like a good bourbon, this book will stand the test of time and should be shared.




Scott GallowayPost-Corona

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity

A brief look back at how the economy has changed due to the pandemic, but, importantly, a forward-thinking examination of where the next sectors of disruption will likely occur. Prose is engaging, insightful and inspirational.




Prisoners-of-GeographyTim Marshall

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

For anyone who wants to learn history, geography, tensions/allies within a certain region of the world this is a great book.




Maria KonnikovaThe-Biggest-Bluff

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

An underdog story on how Maria Konnikova went from a complete novice to a poker champion. She shares her thoughts on how as humans we may experience bad luck but it’s how we focus on our skills and the way we react to the experiences that will keep us on track to becoming the best we can become.



The-MagusJohn Fowles

The Magus 

A very well written book that will transport you to another place and time with all sorts of mystery, intrigue and fascinating characters.




Neil GaimanThe-Ocean-at-the-End-of-the-Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane 

Gaiman is an imaginative writer that absorbs you in his storytelling. A book you can also share with your teen if they are a book lover too. This book will not disappoint.




The-Saints-of-SalvationPeter Hamilton 

The Saints of Salvation 

Doesn’t get any better than Hamilton space opera – action-packed with twists and turns.




Christoper PaoliniTo-Sleep-in-a-Sea-of-Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars 

A longer space opera but fast moving from an author who previously wrote young adult fantasy. Paolini created a new sci-fi universe to explore. One can only hope for sequels.




Have a book you’d like to recommend?
We invite you to share it with us!


Audiocast with Dana CEO, Mark Mirsberger

Back to Blog