Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

I found Stumbling on Happiness to be a fascinating insight into the way our brains are programmed. As someone who is studying code, I couldn't help but think of navigating our brains' inner workings as akin to working with a large legacy code base. This particular code base is brilliant and works magnificently, though we... Continue Reading →

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I remember my first introduction to the work of Cheryl Strayed. It was in Florida, 2018, when she spoke at my company's annual retreat. I was struck by the questions and emotions that her work conjured. I saw my colleagues open up about their experiences of love and loss in a way I hadn't expected.... Continue Reading →

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

It only took a few pages for me to fall in love with Subhi, an innocent, wildly imaginative, 10-year old refugee. Subhi was born in a permanent detention centre in Australia. We quickly learn that his spirit cannot be confined, as the Night Sea delivers gifts from his Father, while the faraway whales sing out... Continue Reading →

The Binding by Bridget Collins

With The Binding, Collins conjures up a world that's somewhat reminiscent of a 19th century England, with a twist. In this world, people's deepest, darkest memories can be found written in the pages of books. It is the book binders who free people of their unwanted memories and transfer them, making both binders and books... Continue Reading →

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