A few weeks ago, the Dabble team got together for a little backyard BBQ shindig. At one point the topic of conversation (who knows how these things really start) turned to sleeping patterns, and we learned a very shocking fact about our Business Development Intern, Max:


Max suffers from insomnia, a not-so-fun sleep disorder that prevents him from getting a good night’s rest. While most may be cranky and irritable, Max was always pleasant and cheery … and had an eerie knowledge of all things current in regards to pop culture.

When we asked, politely, how he “knew so damn much,” he responded that he fills his nights with something almost as productive as sleeping — reading. He’s read a whopping 50 books in the 3 months since he’s been home for summer break, and when asked about his favorites these were his top 10 picks.

So the next time you have trouble sleeping … look to Max for literary inspiration. Keep a few of these page turners close to you your nightstand, and closer to your heart.


1. Cloud Atlas by: David Mitchell

2. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by: Jane Leavy

3. Judgement of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine by: George Taber

4. 1Q84 by: Haruki Murakami

5. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by: Michael Lewis

6. It by: Stephen King

7. Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy by: Jane Leavy

8. Atlas Shrugged by: Ayn Rand

9. The Charm School by: Nelson DeMille

10. Steve Jobs by: Walter Isaacson

BONUS (not pictured) —> On the Road Again by: Jack Kerouac