6 Books To Read To Further Your Future - #NationalBookDay2018

By Dayna Spear, March 01, 2018

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all splendid.

Today’s post is in celebration of World Book Day. No, don’t click off just yet!

I’m not going to pull a Primary school special and ask everyone to dress up as their favourite book character or any of that nonsense. *Sharply removes face paint*

Today’s post is going to present to you 6 BOOKS TO READ TO FURTHER YOUR FUTURES. Okay, well… you don’t need to. But they are great, alright?

Without further waffle, let’s get started.

1- A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Okay, so this might not inherently ‘further your future’, but it’ll certainly give you a new outlook on life. I NEVER cry at books… like, ever. But, I have to admit, I did shed a tear or 100 reading this. It’s fantastically written, and I’ve never known anyone to finish the read and have not enjoyed it. Get your hands on one, or... borrow mine.


2- GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso

According to Lena Dunham, this is not just a book… it’s a movement. Everyone RAVES about this book, and it’s definitely one to read if you want to feel empowered and motivated. It’s all about the author’s journey of going from a school dropout to being the CEO of one of the fastest-growing retailers on the globe. Go, gurl.


3- Get Your Sh*t Together - Sarah Knight

Here’s one for all you peeps who I know procrastinate (I certainly don’t) and need a kick up the backside to, to put it lightly, get sh*it done. As the description says, this book helps you to ‘live your best life’ - don’t we all need that?


4 - Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

Our co-founder Charles chose this one - why? He says it’s an incredible, humbling account of one person against all odds who committed their courage to change the world and fight for justice for a whole people. Whenever you feel like giving up, read it!

(Although, he does think it's worth noting that it’s a bloody long book and there is a film, which may be quicker.) But, it’s World Book Day, so let’s pretend we didn’t say that.


5 - In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

Next up is from our co-founder Caro! A bit of a questionable choice, but she tells us why it’s been influential for her. She explains that she read ‘In Cold Blood’ when she was about 18 years old, and it taught her about the need to think and act independently rather than to follow blindly. Wise words!


6- Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema - Janine Marchessault

Our colleague Kirsty says this is ‘probably the book that inspired me the most when studying design’, so it must be a good’un. She explains how it changed her thinking and inspired her to move into interaction design, leading her to where she is today. BOOM.


So, there you have it. Happy National Book Day peeps - 6 books here you could read to further your own future! (Please don’t hold me to that statement.)

Let us know what you think of these choices! Speak next week!

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