Our summer reading picks

It’s been very quiet around the office these past few weeks. Our team seems to be on vacation rotation and so we thought the least they could do is share their summer reading recommendations. Here are a few titles to add to your beach or poolside reading list.


Essentialism , the disciplined pursuit of less by Greg McKeown.

Ever found yourself stretched too thin or insanely busy but not very productive? This book is all about getting the right things done in less time. I am learning how to be very  selective (even saying no) in what I choose to spend my time and energy on in both my personal and professional lives. Only saying yes to the things that really matter allows one to live a life with meaning and purpose.


Black Out by Lisa Unger

This mystery novel threw me for a loop – the main character was portrayed so well that I was never quite sure what was real and what was imagined.


The Rosie Project by Graham Simsion

A fun and enjoyable read that’s perfect beach material.

Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Another relatively easy read that was both humorous and thought provoking.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

For something more thought provoking, this is a story of true friendship and courage and was my favourite book of the year.

This book took me by surprise, and was a real departure from the author’s previous work. Phenomenally well written, even though slower moving at times, I couldn’t put it down until I was finished.


The Giver by Lois Lowry

I don’t really read but I read this book when I was a kid and loved it. I just re-read it ahead of the release of the movie and enjoyed it just as much.



Brave to Zero by Andy McNab

It’s a book that you read on the edge of your seat, your eyes glued to the page!


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