Reading List: 2017

Taking the time to list all the books you are planning on reading in the new year is more important than writing  your will. A reading list is basically the equivalent of Hermione Granger’s new year’s resolutions. 

In no particular order, here are some of our want-to-reads for 2017, which hopefully will all make their way onto our list of must-reads by the end of the year.

Let the reading commence, and may the words be ever in your favour.

  • Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matter When Facts Are So Easy To Look Up  – William Poundstone
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kunders
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  • Vlam in die Sneeu: Die Liefdesbriewe van André P. Brink & Ingrid Jonker – André Brink
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Chanel: Collections And Creations – Daniele Bott
  • Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes
  • Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman – Alice Steinbach
  • The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth – M. Scott Peck
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes – Thomas Cathcart
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values – Robert M. Pirsig
  • The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star – Nikki Sixx
  • Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
  • Modern Romance – ­Aziz Ansari
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry – Jon Ronson
  • A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Love is a Mix Tape – Rob Sheffield
  • Just Kids – Patti Smith
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession – Daniel J. Levitin
  • Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She “Learned” – Lena Dunham
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
  • Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick
  • Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
  • The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped with the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Fotostaatmasjien – Bibi Slippers
  • Yes Please – Amy Poehler
  • Mede-wete – Antjie Krog
  • Photography – Tom Ang
  • The Fashion Book – Phaiden Editors
  • Lists of note – Shaun Usher
  • Girl Boss – Sophia Amoruso
  • Nice girls don’t get the corner office – Lois P Frankel
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green
  • The Cursed Child – JK Rowling
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – JK Rowling
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense – Lewis Caroll
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • One Day – David Nicholis
  • Us – David Nicholis
  • Atonement – Ian Mcewan
  • We are all completely besides ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  • A long way down – Nick Hornby
  • Melisande! What are dreams? – Hillel Halkin
  • Fees van die Ongenooides – PG du Plessis
  • Buys – Willem Anker
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  • Me & Earl & the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  • Elanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
  • Bossypants – Tina Fey
  • Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
  • Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Anderson



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