The Stay at Home Book Club.
What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. To make staying at home a little easier, the Cogent team have put together our very own recommended reading list (plus, who doesn’t love the smell of a new book). So if you’re looking for something new to get lost in, then read on.
First up we have Jog On by Bella Mackie, a suggestion from our Sales and Marketing Exec (she even features in it!). This love letter to running turns into an extraordinarily brave and frank battle with anxiety. A compassionate book which is definitely worth a read in these uncertain times.
Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson is a book about hope. The sequel to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, this recommendation comes from a couple of our designers. This book looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. The author openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself. A really interesting read for anyone looking for a bit of non-fiction.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Yuval Noah Harari. Recommended by one of our Developers, Sam, this book retells the history of our species from a completely fresh perspective. Looking for something thought-provoking, then this might just be the one to add to your Amazon cart.
Talking With Psychopaths and Savages by Christopher Berry-Dee explores deep inside the minds of some of the most dangerous people alive. Berry-Dee spent years interviewing some of the world’s most pitiless criminals to reveal the monster that often hides behind a friendly face. If you like Mind Hunter on Netflix, you’ll love this book!
A Sense of the World is our CEO, Bruce’s, recommendation. It’s all about how a blind man became history’s greatest traveller. This inspirational book is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history’s most epic lives – a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder. (Bruce also recommends Sapiens!).
I Have A Dream: The Speeches That Changed History, by Ferdie Addis, explores the tremendous power of language to inspire, to comfort, to move, or to enthuse an audience. Any copywrites out there, this one’s for you!
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a warm and uplifting book (exactly what we all need right now). This is a story of three strangers rescuing one another from their lives of isolation. This recommendation comes from our Head of Project Management and tells the tale of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey.
Read any of the above or got any good book recommendations for us, then let us know – we’re always on the hunt to expand our library! Stay safe everyone.