Ben Holliday

What’s on my bookshelf this summer

It’s July. Summer is here in London today.

This time of year I like to get plenty of reading done between family time and the windswept beaches of Cornwall.

I’m always open to a good book recommendation. Here’s what’s on my reading list.

Not Knowing

The Art of Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity into Possibility
Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner

Not Knowing book cover

Why we build

Rowan Moore

Why we build book cover

Inventing the Future

Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
Nick Snick and Alex Williams

Inventing the future book cover

How to Fly a Horse

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Kevin Ashton

How to fly a horse book cover

The Year of Living Danishly

Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country
Helen Russell

The Year of Living Danishly book cover

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed book cover

The End of Big

How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath
Nicco Mele

The End of Big book cover

The Welfare of Nations

James Bartholomew

The Welfare of Nations book cover

The Village Effect

Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters
Susan Pinker

The Village Effect book cover

The World Beyond Your Head

How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction
Matthew B. Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head book cover

Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande

Being Mortal book cover

Think Like an Artist

…and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life
Will Gompertz

Think Like an Artist book cover

Grass-Fed Nation

Getting Back the Food We Deserve
Graham Harvey

Grass-Fed Nation book cover

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