Jennifer Green is extra busy these days. She’s the Western Carolinas Director of Wealth Management at PNC, a Library Foundation board member…and she’s rehearsing for her performance at the Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala with the Charlotte Ballet. Jennifer will dance on March 3, 2018 to support our Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, so we don’t want to distract her! But in between practice sessions, she still finds time to read.
Here’s what’s on our “Star” board member’s bookshelf:
The Bailey Weggins Mystery Series, by Kate White
I had the opportunity to meet Kate White at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Verse & Vinoevent. I’d just finished her latest Bailey Weggins mystery, Even If It Kills Her. It was so meaningful to hear about Bailey in Kate’s voice. How often do you have the chance to meet an author and ask questions about a character she brought to life? I can’t wait to go back to her first book in the series and read all seven!
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, by Misty Copeland
Through spending time with my Dancing with the Star’s partner, Drew Grant, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the passion, drive and commitment that our Charlotte Ballet dancers have for their profession. They spend endless hours rehearsing for the spectacular performances they deliver throughout the year. I am excited to read this insider’s look at the world of professional ballet. Misty Copeland made history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, and this is her own story of passion and grace.
1968, The Year that Saved Ohio State Football, by David Hyde
I love reading books about athletic coaches who motivate their teams toward unimaginable success and personal achievement. Since we are in the midst of football season, I enjoy catching up on football-related books and this is the one on my nightstand. After meeting Woody Hayes as a young girl in Columbus, Ohio, I have a special place in my heart for stories about this legendary coach and the positive difference he made in the lives of his players and their families.
We are fortunate to live in Charlotte and this great state of North Carolina. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, there are thousands of treasures to explore and experience. I can’t wait to plan my next adventure!