We would like to share our summer reading list with you and are inviting you to share your favorite reads in 2017. I am planning to read five books over summer months. Maybe too ambitious but Australian summer is a long one so let’s see how I go.
Number one on the list is The Mess We're in: Managing the Refugee Crisis by Andrew Bennetts - I've started reading this book in June.
It’s a textbook about global refugee crisis offering Andrew’s business consulting solution to the never-ending displacement of people around the world. Heavy read and slow going with lots of notes due to my personal interest and connection.
Number two is The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan - a new history of the world. One of my friends was reading this last summer and they had their nose in it virtually all two weeks after Xmas, so I had to find out why he loved it. I might be in for a surprise as he’s the reader of Harry Potter books that I never got into.
Number three is Simone de Beauvoir A Biography by Deirdre Bair - I found this book at the recent school fete and started reading it immediately. I haven’t read many biographies but this one has caught my attention from the first page. The font is tinny in a thick book. Let’s see what happens.
Number four is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah recommended by a book club member as her favorite book of the year. I don’t know anything about this book but have heard it mentioned by people and also in the media.
Number five is Force of Nature by Jane Harper recommended by one of my dear friends and in her words: “It’s about an office of an accounting firm going on a “retreat” five go out on a hike and only four come back… that’s definitely got to be on your list for all the wrong reasons!!”
Ruby has discovered this book as Dymock’s best seller for the year: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers Of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, MD.
The book sounds fascinating but I doubt that I will get to it this summer. Maybe it will make it onto the the winter reading list.
Please share your favorites in 2017 and why. We would love to hear what you’ve read and recommend.