The days are long, the sun is (hopefully) shining and the beer is cold, what's not to love about kicking back with a good book on a summer's day?
We've asked our collective what they're currently reading or planning to read over the summer....
Just in Time - Harry Buckle
"This book has been in my ‘read next’ pile for a while now and after going through a phase of reading a lot of productivity and workflow related books it’s been nice to get into something a bit more fun!
What makes it an especially fun read for me is that the author happens to be my old boss and friend Harry Buckle (I know him as Rod), and many of his characters are based on people I know - I’m told there’s even a reference to our very own Cornish Ketchup Co towards the end (but I haven’t got that far yet!)"
The Great War for Civilisation - Robert Fisk
"It's a superb book, relevant, heartbreaking, exposes the utter hypocrisy of decades of UK, British, and French foreign policy with regards to the Middle East. A must read. I think it should be on school curriculums. I have had enormous respect for Robert Fisk ever since I started reading his dispatches from Beirut during the war in Lebanon."
I’m reading loads right now but the three I think sum up my summer of reading are…
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp - this has been recommended to me for many years and I’m only now getting around to reading it!
Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki - I love the concept of living with less and believe a minimalist approach contributes to happiness
And finally, Savor by Shauna Niequist - I am yet to start this one but fell in love with Shauna earlier this year, she is the kind of vulnerable storyteller that I adore, I plan to work my way through her entire catalogue. Savor is her newest title and it’s about living the present moment.
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher - Timothy Egan
"An extraordinary read about the life and work of the photographer Edward Curtis. His photos are incredibly atmospheric and against the odds, he managed to capture a vast and comprehensive portrait of Native American tribes at an incredibly fragile time. Inspiring stuff."