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Book Highlights for June 2023

June 15, 2023 | by Amy Cantin, Manager - Content Development

“Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book.”

- Susan Sontag

Happy June!

As we welcome the official start of summer next week, it’s the perfect time to put together your summer reading list! Whether you’re hitting the beach, lounging by the pool, or relaxing within a quiet spot of your backyard, Skillsoft’s Percipio platform has a variety of books, audiobooks, book summaries, and audio summaries to choose from that will keep you captivated all summer long.

The possibilities for your summer reading list are endless. Visit Percipio today to get started, and don't forget the sunscreen!

This newsletter features new releases, a roadmap for the next three months, information about OFF THE SHELF virtual book club selections, publisher updates, and other book-related news. I urge you to keep finding new ways to grow and develop yourself all summer long.


We add new content daily and remain committed to offering best-in-class content from our valued publisher partners. Check out some of these
recently released books, audiobooks, and book summaries, and leverage them in your learning solutions!

The Skillsoft Books team is delighted to share that we’ve released the latest version of the PMBOK® Guide, The Project Management Body of Knowledge, 7th Edition from publisher partner Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is known for their standards and knowledge in the project management area, and Skillsoft is proud to include this go-to resource for project management practitioners in our library. We look forward to releasing more content from PMI—in multiple languages—in the coming months.

We are also pleased to announce that we've released 3 new Kubernetes books from valued partner JJNP Consulting, authored by cloud computing world authority and self-proclaimed techoholic Nigel Poulton!

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources to raise awareness, promote visibility, and foster a sense of community for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Effective Communication Month

Effective communication is an indispensable skill that positively impacts personal relationships, professional success, and social interactions by promoting understanding, collaboration, productivity, and personal growth. Throughout June, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf to help you take your communication skills to the next level.

Evergreen Talent: A Guide to Hiring and Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce, by Roberta Matuson. Red Wheel/Weiser © 2020.


Evergreen Talent will show you how to attract, find, and keep employees for the long-term. What many organization leaders fail to understand is that you can’t simply transplant a competitor’s talent strategy and achieve the same results―just as you can’t take plants suited to a warm climate and expect them to thrive in chillier locales. The conditions are too different. But a company that takes the time to examine its own environment, select talent accordingly, and nurture its people will stand tall, regardless of economic conditions. In Evergreen Talent Roberta Matuson, aka the Talent Maximizer, challenges leaders to think differently about their approach to growing a sustainable workforce―one that will regenerate regularly, with minimal effort on their part.

Evergreen Talent is available on Percipio as a DIGITAL BOOK and an AUDIOBOOK.

Be sure to visit OFF THE SHELF to leverage the accompanying discussion questions for your next book club event.

Check back next month to see more news about Skillsoft's book offering!