BEST HOLIDAY READS

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Published on November 01, 2015 with No Comments

From an underground social work in the Middle East to football lessons for the corporate world, taking in words of wisdom from a comedian and adventure tales, we tell you which books to curl up with this year end.

 

LEADING: LEARNING FROM LIFE AND MY YEARS AT MANCHESTER UNITED
Sir Alex Ferguson

After 27 years with Manchester United Football Club, and 38 years as a manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest soccer coach of all time, analyses the pivotal leadership decisions he has made. With friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, he draws out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success.

 


 

WILD WORLD
Lonely Planet

A pictorial guide with compelling portraits of the world in which we live. Thumb through breathtaking images of the natural world carefully curated by Lonely Planet’s photography experts that bring the world’s wildest corners into your home.

 


 

THE MARBLE COLLECTOR
Cecelia Ahern

When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her. A thought-provoking novel about how the most ordinary decisions we make can have the most extraordinary consequences.

 


 

PENANG HERITAGE FOOD
Ong Jin Teong

Discover the recipes for the classic and forgotten dishes of Penang, and also the rich influences that created its unique culinary heritage. Author Ong gives a background of each dish and how his grandmother and mother prepared them.

 


 

ONCE UPON A MIAO
Jian Goh

A graphic fun novel that sheds some light on growing up in Kuching, Sarawak. The author, represented as a cute tabby cat, tells some really funny stories through the manga-like animation juxtaposed with comedic episodes from his own life. It’s Kuching in a nutshell told by a true Malaysian.

 


 

YES PLEASE
Amy Poehler

In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. It’s also full of words to live by.

 


 

THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE
Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis

This fantastical new series combines adventure, magic and hilarity with treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Share Master Thief Fin’s heart-pounding escapades and meet a colourful cast of characters that will have you set sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.

 


 

PRINCESS: SECRETS TO SHARE
Jean Sasson

An underground Middle East social work is being carried out by Princess Sultana, first introduced by Sasson in Princess: More Tears to Cry, as she rescues women who are the enslaved victims of brutal physical and psychological abuse. Read the stories of abused women fighting to heal and fight for their rights, and of those from Pakistan, Syria and Northern Lebanon who suffer from the ongoing war in the region.

 

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