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Lockdown Literature

Thursday, 9th April 2020

There's nothing like the escapism lended by a good novel or the gratification from delving into a new topic, so we rounded up the ultimate lockdown reads from our Head Office team. Perfect for whiling away a lazy bank holiday Monday.
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
One of the most popular reads from our office book club, this book illuminates how easy it is to misunderstand one another and the significant consequences of when we fail to interpret our fellow, equally flawed humans.
Gut: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ by Giulia Enders
“Giulia Enders covers everything from the gut-brain axis, the link between the gut and the immune system and deep dives into the different gut bacteria. Easy to read, this book is packed with advice for how to improve your gut health as well scientific information. A one stop shop to get to know your gut.” – Issy, Fresh Foods Associate Buyer
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
“The first novel in a fictional trilogy about Mexican drug cartels, this is by far the best book I’ve read. Art Keller, a DEA agent, pursues the “padron”, Adan Barrera. The trilogy is exceptional. If you need something to get stuck into at a time like this, it’s a great option. And, each book is 600 pages so you can easily lose yourself in it.” – Alex, Customer Director
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
“I’ve always believed in positive thinking and that your mind set can have an impact on success. This book reminded me that all problems can be solved, and everything is truly figureoutable. Especially in these uncertain times, we need to focus on being positive.” – Alexa, Grocery Sales and Marketing Assistant
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
“From the very beginning of the novel, we are taken down a path of uncertainty, but this path bares an overwhelming sense of hope that shines a light on the unity of love and the special bonds that bind us altogether. At times like this, we need to remember what and who is important in our lives, so a novel that gives hope and light seems apt. The book is about pining after loved ones, separation and being reunited so gives us all hope that patience is key and love is there, regardless of who you are around.” – Sophie, Senior Chilled Buyer
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
“A relatable memoir about growing up and the terrifying uncertainty that comes with it. It’s witty and makes you laugh, smile and almost cry. Almost like a true Bridget Jones’ diary.” – Caroline H, Own Label Brand Manager
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson
“A collection of weird and wonderful tales from journalist and author, Jon Ronson. Always funny and intriguing, Ronson delves into extraordinary lives, mysterious worlds and bizarre situations. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and The Psychopath Test are also fantastic. The kind of books you’ll always reference.” – Caroline L, Marketing Manager

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