This week I thought it would be nice to give the team a chance to show off their literary prowess. Great news for you lucky people – now you can eat biscuits like us, get stranded like us and read like us too!
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
It’s a great story of a person who gets a little bit of advice on a bus from a stranger, “say yes more”, and takes it to the extreme by saying yes to every opportunity for a year. He gets into a lot of scrapes but the overall message is that you only live once so stop sitting on the sofa and get out and do more. It certainly inspired me as a skint student to go on some adventures such as walking from Exmoor to Bristol and cycling from Bristol to Den Haag and back. These trips changed my life. Do not watch the Jim Carey film however, it’s a pile of shite and shouldn’t even have the same name it’s so different.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Beautifully written and a superb story.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
It’s massively hyped up but Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of hiking the PCT in an attempt to absolve herself of her grief over her mother’s death really is brilliant. I re-read it every time I’m in need of inspiration or a kick up the butt. As a side note, her collection of her Dear Sugar advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things, is truly life-affirming.
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The story remarks on the strangeness of the adult world and reminds the readers that they’ve all been children once. It is very refreshing and a good way to escape from adulthood’s challenges.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
I’m not a big reader if I’m honest. I do however love the Hobbit. I read it as a kid and got lost in the fictional world. I love the sheer amount of lore around that and the Lord of the Rings series.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
A great fictional tale, with a good mix of drama, intrigue and a drop of romance.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Triumph over adversity and Mr Rochester is relatively hot.
Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
It’s just a feel good book, good triumphs over evil.
Date published: 21.04.2017