This book club we wanted to share with you some of favourite books and those and that we think everyone should read once. From spiritual teachers to a good classic there is something for everyone this month…

 

Alice Asquith – Founder and Creative Director of Asquith

Favourite books/book of all time:

Impossible to say because it depends on what I loved at the time but I think ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver was terrifying, absorbing and brilliant.

Book everyone should read once:

‘Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’ by Deepak Chopra – it teaches you so much and the rules to live by.

 

Allanna McAspurn – Senior Advisor in Sustainability

Favourites books/book of all time:

It’s so hard to choose but ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry is a brilliant fiction book and ‘The Green Pharmacy’ by James A Duke an excellent non fiction option.

Book everyone should read once:

‘Sapiens A Brief History of Mankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari.

 

Lynne Robinson – Founder of Body Control Pilates

Favourite books/book of all time:

‘Lord of the Rings’ by J. R. R. Tolkien. I can’t wait to read this and ‘The Hobbit’ to our grandchildren!

Book everyone should read once:

‘The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom’ (Toltec Wisdom book) by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s not often that you read a book which quite literally changes both how you live your life and run your business!

 

Stella Photi – Founder of Wellbeing Escapes

Favourite books/book of all time:

This is a difficult question for me as I love so many books of all different genres and don’t really have a favourite book. But the book I just couldn’t put down was “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel, which is written as a fictional biography of Thomas Cromwell and is about the intrigue and political manoeuvrings in the time of Henry VIII. I quickly read the sequel “Bringing up the Bodies” and even went to see the theatre adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Would highly recommend for history buffs!

Book everyone should read once: 

‘Dying to be Me’ by Anita Moorjani. A true story about a woman who was at the deaths door with cancer and had a spontaneous remission after a near death experience.  It made me re think my views about self love and self healing.

 

Katie Caldesi – Author, Chef and Co-Founder of the Caldesi restaurants

Favourite books/book of all time: 

‘Potted, pickled and canned’ by Sue Shephard.

 

Book everyone should read once:

 ‘First Bite: How we learn to eat’ by Bee Wilson.

 

Tara Lee – Yoga Teacher

Favourite books/book of all time:

 ‘The God of Small things’ by Arundhati Roy or A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry. I really love Indian literature. I also loved ‘A suitable Boy’ by Vikram Seth.

Book everyone should read once:

 ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom.

 

Sharon Goodyear – Blogger and Photographer

Favourite books/book of all time: 

‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden.

Book everyone should read once:

‘1984’ by George Orwell.

 

Rosie Freshwater – Asquith Digital Marketing

Favourite books/book of all time:

‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt.

Book everyone should read once:

Anything by Roald Dahl – to keep the magic alive.

 

Katie Gwyn – Asquith Brand and Communications

Favourite books/book of all time:

My favourite classic is undoubtedly ‘Pride and Prejudice’, when I get two dogs (sometime in the distant future),

I am going to call them Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley. A couple of years ago I was also blown away by A Little Life. One of the few books that has made me cry.

Book everyone should read once:

I think Khaled Hosseini’s first two books are must reads – ‘The Kite Runner‘ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’.

 

Amy Fordham – PR and Promotions

Favourite books/book of all time: 

‘Shadow of The Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zaion.

Book everyone should read once: 

‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson.

 

Danielle Close – Asquith Social Media and Content

Favourite books/book of all time:

‘The Magic of the Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton a book I read and re-read as a child.

I am currently re-reading it to relive the magic.

Book everyone should read once:

‘Chinese Cinderella’ by Adeline Yen Mah.

A moving insight into the traditions and cultures of a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

 

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