LaunchTN Director of Communications Chloe Morrison shares her recommended reads

Photography courtesy of LaunchTN / Chloe Morrison
Photography courtesy of LaunchTN / Chloe Morrison

Chloe Morrison is the new director of communications at LaunchTN, where she oversees written content and messaging, and works with the media on storytelling initiatives. She also serves on boards of Chattanooga nonprofits, WTCI public television and the Popup Project. Her work background includes 14 years as a reporter, covering government, crime, entrepreneurship and education. In her spare time, you'll find her working to provide LGBTQ+ safe spaces in Chattanooga through her small business, Soft Animal.

What books have you read and recommended to others that influence your leadership style and how you've developed your career?

Where to start!? OK. Here we go -- in no particular order.

"A New Earth," by Eckhart Tolle. This is the go-to book I recommend first to most anyone. This is one of those books that actually changed my entire life, including how I show up as a leader and in my career. I got hooked on it after reading about it in another book, called "10 Percent Happier," by journalist Dan Harris.

"Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamont. It's just a classic and has so much wisdom and humor.

The book "What Should I Do With My Life" by Po Bronson has a ton of short anecdotes that are so hopeful and motivating. It's a great read for whenever you're feeling uninspired.

What books have you recently read for pleasure that you're telling others about?

I read mostly non-fiction. I'm currently in the middle of Malcom Gladwell's book, "Blink," which was recommended to me by a friend. I feel like I should have read it when it came out but I'm happy to be catching up on it now. If you like psychology or neuroscience or analyzing your decision-making processes, this is the one for you.

What is next on your to-read list?

I'm in search of a novel that I can't put down. I think I'll try Donna Tartt's "The Secret History," which somehow made its way to my bedside table. I think that must be a sign.