Welcome to our first ever Asquith Adores Book Club. Each month we will be rounding up the best books from some of our favourite people to get you inspired to put down the phone and pick up a book.

This month we have asked Team Asquith and our ‘Wow Women’ for their favourite holiday reading choices perfectly in time for the summer holidays when you can finally get around to reading those books that have been stuck on your wish list forever.

 

Alice Asquith – Founder and Creative Director of Asquith

Memoirs of a Geisha and The Pickwick Papers

Must have holiday reading:

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – I loved it because it transports you into another world.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet:

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. It was my Grandmother’s favourite author and I feel I must read at least one!

 

 

Allanna McAspurn – Senior Advisor in Sustainability

Americana and The Bhagavad Gita

Must have holiday reading:

Depends where I’m going. I always try to read a well known author from the country I’m travelling to. But more generally, Americana and else anything by Chimamnda Ngozi Adichi is great

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet:

The Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran

 

 

Lynne Robinson – Founder of Body Control Pilates

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne and Calmer Toddlers, Happier Parents by Sarah Rockwell-Smith

Must have holiday read: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Beautifully written with fabulous old fashioned story telling.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: Calmer Toddlers, Happier Parents by Sarah Rockwell-Smith (or Happier Grandparents). It has been downloaded on my Kindle now for a year but I’ve not got past the first page due to our very lively, not at all calm , full of mischief grandchildren!!!

 

 

Stella Photi – Founder of Wellbeing Escapes

The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop and Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 

Must have holiday reading: Any book by Victoria Hislop –lovely stories set in Mediterranean destinations. My favourite is The Sunrise as it’s about Cyprus where my parents are from.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl . Victor survived the holocaust and talks about how to cope with suffering and find purpose in every situation.

 

 

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

The Diet Myth by Tim Spector and What to eat by Joanna Blythman.

Must have holiday reading: The Diet Myth by Tim Spector.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: What to eat by Joanna Blythman.

 

 

Rosie Freshwater – Asquith Digital Marketing

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

Must have holiday reading: Any of the Twilight Books (my guilty pleasure).

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

 

 

Katie Gwyn – Asquith Brand and Communications

 How To Stop Time by Matt Haig and The Count of Monte Cristo.

Must have holiday reading: Normally something that is more of a page turner and you don’t need to concentrate on – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gone Girl, Girl on a Train – that sort of thing. I most recently read How To Stop Time by Matt Haig, which I really enjoyed.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s my husband’s favourite book but the amount of pages puts me off slightly! 

 

 

Amy Fordham – PR and Promotions

 The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett and  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Must have holiday read: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett.

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I’ve meant to read it for years!) 

 

 

Danielle Close – Asquith Social Media and Content

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield and The Hidden Life Of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

Must have holiday reading: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield – A must read on holiday or any time of year!

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: The Hidden Life Of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

 

Katherine – Asquith Customer Service 

Marry me tomorrow by Carla Burgess and Kiss by Jill Mansell

Must have holiday reading: Marry me tomorrow by Carla Burgess

Book you want to read but haven’t got around to yet: Kiss by Jill Mansell

 

Check out the Asquith book shop and discover more of our favourite books here.

Meet our wellness women and read their full interviews here…

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