For some reason summer time is major book time for me. There is literally nothing better than being on the beach on a sun bed with your head in the shade, the rest of the body in the sun, reading a book only interrupted by an occasional dip in the sea and the next trip to the nearest bar for refreshments. Sometimes finding just the right book can be tricky which is why I get all my book inspo from good friends and family.
I read this book recently after a colleague of mine suggested it to me and it is absolutely amazing, however the subject quite upsetting. Bill Browder is a US born hedge fund manager and one of the first movers on Russian investments, who together with his lawyer Sergey Magnitsky uncovers a massive tax fraud committed by the Russian Interior Ministry. This real life story is chilling, frightening and devasting, yet eyeopening. You will be intrigued from page 1.
I just finished this book after getting the recommendation to read it by a nice gentlemen in the airport a couple of weeks back (thank you for that!). So now I will follow his example and recommend it to you. Killers of the Flower Moon initially takes places in the 1920’s with a true story about the oil rich Osage Indians and how white Americans plotted, exploited and murdered them systematically for their money and estates. This historical book is written based on research from court archives, letters, newspaper articles, interviews, police reports, autopsy reports and FBI files to tell the story of The Osage Indians and The Reign of Terror. A long side the story about a specific Osage family, the book also tells the story about the coming and forming of the FBI we know today. A chilling story about how calculating, cruel and cold blooded men and women would do anything for money.
Sometimes we all need to give less fucks. I know I do. Care less about the pressure of working long hours, about saying yes to everything and basically spend less time, money and energy on things and/or people we don’t really like. This book is funny, ironic and offers a method as how to Feng Shui your fucks and give more time, energy and money to the fucks that matter to you. This book is an easy and uplifting read and if you have a good sense of humor I promise you a you are also in for a couple of giggles. Also I will definitely also be reading her “Get your shit together” and “You Do You” this summer. See more here.
Tetsuya Ishigami is an introverted, quite math professor living next door to Yasuko and her daughter. When Yasukos manipulating ex husband shows up Ishigami risks his life to help the woman he is secretly fascinated by and in love with. This book is a fictional thriller about a mysterious murder, mindgames and deceit. However Ishigamis distant love and kindness to Yasukos is to me the best part of the book and it touched me deeply. If you will be reading this book, maybe make sure to have a handkerchief close by.
If you think you know what this book is about because you saw the movie, think again.. The book is quite different. Like most of Dan Browns books, this one scared me and really had me thinking for weeks after finishing the book. Once again we follow Robert Langdon in his hunt to stop his opponent from altering the world we know it completely. Langdon goes through a constant battle of figuring out who to trust in the process of saving the world and through Dantes Inferno he is trying to solve the mystery. This book is so worth your while, however I found the most eyeopening and best part was the second half of the book. So hang in there.
What are you reading this summer? Please leave a comment if you have recommendations, perfect for a hot summer day.