The Bookshelf: March 2019 Edition

The Bookshelf: March 2019 Edition

By Stella Nicholls

Springtime!  The season of renewed life and growth and, it has to be said, one of our favourite times of the year. On that note, let’s seize the day and renew our minds with a good book! Here for The Bookshelf: March 2019 Edition are some recommended by those in our community.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Recommended By Jacob Blackburn – Urban Saints and SWYM

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s connected into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade has devoted his life to studying the hidden puzzles that exist within the digital world but when he finds the first clue, he also discovers players willing to kill to take the ultimate prize.

Weatherland by Alexandra Harris

Recommended by Penny Endersby – CEO of the Met Office

Writers and Artists under English Skies – The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things. In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allows us to witness cultural climates on the move.

Ink and Bone (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine

Recommended by Alicia Harding – Alicia’s Cultural Delights

Ruthless and supremely powerful, The Great Library is a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. He has been sent to be his family’s spy, but soon his loyalties are tested.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Recommended by Llew Nicholls – Grow Marketing

A story of love that won’t let go, no matter what.  Set in California’s gold country in the 1850s, the book leads us through the love story between Angel and Michael.  A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea.

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Recommended by David Wiltsher – Just Mortgages

How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

We hope you enjoyed The Bookshelf: March 2019 Edition. Watch this space for next month’s recommended reads from the Exeter and East Devon business community.

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