Tuesday 6th September is National Read a Book Day
so we’ve whipped round the office for the team’s book recommendations. Have a look, choose one (or more!) and pencil in some time to sit down and lose yourself in the pages.
#readabookday: 6 Book Recommendations
The one everyone’s talking about:
The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins.
“A must-read thriller, constantly keeps you guessing and hard to put down - it'll keep you up ’till the early hours of the morning. If you loved Gone Girl then you'll love this too. It really lives up to the hype.”
– Read and recommend by Jo
“Un-put-downable!” … and Lindsey
For a better life/work balance:
Thrive by Ariana Huffington
“I’m something of an addict books that help you ‘live well’… it’s a good habit to have though as it reminds you that you’re either on the right track or could do with adjusting your lifestyle. Of course, it’s all about what works for you as an individual and this book will certainly help you discover that.”
– Read and recommended by Clare
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“One of the most well written and emotionally charged books I’ve ever read.”
– Read and recommend by Mark
The historic novel:
A place of greater safety by Hilary Mantel
“As good as her more recent Wolf Hall and superbly recreates the time and place of the French Revolution, fleshing out the historical characters, makes it all seem real.”
– Also recommended by Mark
For romantics and holiday go-ers alike:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“This is a sweet, caring and a romantic book. A great holiday read.”
– Read and recommended by Lindsey
For a really good laugh:
The Sunshine Cruise Company by John Niven
“A friend passed this to me, in-between frantically telling me how much I just HAD to read it. I fell head-over-heels for the character Ethel. And I suspect you will too.”
– Read and recommend by Clare
Let us know if you read any of these, or if you have a favourite you return to time and again. Simply comment below or drop us a note on Facebook
. We’d love to hear from you.
If reading has slipped off your radar recently, you may also like this post
by Elaine, our Thoughtful Clothing designer (and part-time writer). Elaine shares her thoughts and tips
on how to rediscover reading and why we should dedicate more time to losing ourselves in books.