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Monday, 1 April 2019

Read of the Month (April 2019)

So it is the first day of another month. April.

As it is April I was tempted to suggest an "April Fools" book.  
Unfortunately I could not think of an appropriate one.  

I decided instead to review the "Read of the Month" books to date. 
I was surprised to discover that there are 5 "Read of the Month" books and 1 extra.  

They are;-

November 2018 "Read of the Month"

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park 
Sinclair McKay

This tells the story of the  secret work which took place during WW2.  It is extremely interesting and thought provoking.  If the opportunity arises do go and visit Bletchely Park. It is an amazing place.

December 2018 "Read of the Month"

23 Things They don't Tell you About Capitalism" 
Ha-Joon Chang

Well it is a commentary upon current political thinking.  I read it long before Brexit and Trump but it seems even more relevant now.

January 2019 "Read of the Month"

Cream Teas, Traffic Jams and Sunburn 
Brian Viner.

An engaging and enjoyable read especially if British.  It is at time very amusing.

February 2019 "Read of the Month"

"Authentic Happiness" 
Martin Seligman

I am generally skeptical of books like this. However if you are scientifically inclined and can overlook the "Self-help" section a very enlightening book.

March 2019 "Read of the Month"

 The Veiled Kingdom 
Carmen Bin Ladin

The book is not especially well written but I found the content so mesmerizing this did not matter unduly.  It gives an insight into a world which I have very little experience of but which occupies many column inches in the Western press.  It made me really thankful that as a woman I live in the "West".

Extra Book

Quiet Heroes 
Rita Cosby.

 It recounts some of my father's experiences during the war. My father came into the book because Rita's father and my father met up in a "hospital" and became buddies doing everything together until peace-time.

If you are thinking of buying any of these books please DO NOT use Amazon.  I do not like their working practices (exploiting the customers; underpaying their workers; failing to pay ethical taxes).  Support bookseller, especially British ones like  

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