Today, our friends give us their thoughts on the books they want to read and discuss to help them think about ways to earn, learn, give back and more.
Millie: Hey, there. Got your reading list ready? Can’t wait to map out our next 6 months of Book Club! I love the “Discover Your Next” theme we came up with!
Boo: Well, yes, I do. But, I like Book Clubbing with you for some purely social reasons as well!
Millie: Ha, ha. Yup. Let’s back it up a second. How are you doing, friend?
Boo: I’m good. I’ve been thinking a lot about my next steps and it’s super-energizing.
Millie: That’s great! And you know me, I don’t ever stop thinking about what I’m going to do next.
Boo: Maybe that’s one of the reasons we get along so well. Alright, I know you’re itching to get right into the books.
Millie: Yes, I definitely am. First category?
Millie: Here’s a few I have had my eye on: Designing Your Life is my first pick. So many of my friends have recommended it. You?
Boo: I definitely want to read that one! I’ve also been looking at Repurpose Your Career. I’ve been following Marc Miller’s blog, Career Pivot, for a long time and I think he’s really smart and interesting. Next category?
Millie: Volunteering! Here’s my pick: How to Change the World, because you know me. Go big or go home! How about you?
Boo: I’ve always wanted to read A Path Appears. Here’s my chance to make you read it too! Ok, now let’s move on.
Millie: Twist my arm! Alright, my friend, it’s my favorite time of all. Time for the bucket list. You know my philosophy….
Boo: I know! Work to live, not the other way around, right?
Millie: Yup, exactly! And here’s the book I want us to read and discuss together, because my food and great writing obsession is real: A Moveable Feast (not the Hemingway one, the Lonely Planet one!).
Boo: Mmmm, excellent! Mine is The Art of Travel. I have been meaning to get to this, so now’s the time!
Millie: Welp, we’ve got a lot to read. And a lot to do!
Boo: And a lot of reasons to chat, even if it’s virtual. Can’t wait. Let’s do this!
At Amava, we believe that age does not define us. We favor actual interactions and honest relationships over clichés like the one about Millennials and Baby Boomers being at odds, at cultural loggerheads or at war. In real life, Millie & Boo are at the café enjoying one another’s company. The Millennial and Boomer (get it?) are two friends having conversations about things that matter—work, social issues, money, relationships, travel and more. They were nice enough to write some of it down for us so you can be entertained and perhaps enlightened by their sharing and comparing. We hope it inspires you to start conversations of your own.