Things worth sharing - good reads!
Welcome to our new series on things worth sharing.
This week it's about good stuff to read, so if you're after a book on hope and the future, a rip roaring good novel or a brilliant article here are some ideas from us at Onion.
Difficult Women, a history of feminism in 11 fights by Helen Lewis https://www.waterstones.com/book/difficult-women/helen-lewis/9781787331280
From What Is to What If by Rob Hopkins https://www.waterstones.com/book/from-what-is-to-what-if/rob-hopkins/9781603589055 (Rob Hopkins offering hope)
The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49358272-the-lost-spells (reading to Daisy - it's BEAUTIFUL)
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/17/david-wallace-wells-uninhabitable-earth-review (though maybe not good for mental health right now)
Brene Brown - especially Midlife Unravelling blog https://brenebrown.com/blog/2018/05/24/the-midlife-unraveling/
Donna Harraway, Staying With The Trouble https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28369185-staying-with-the-trouble
Anything by Alastair Parvin https://twitter.com/AlastairParvin
Welfare 5.0: Why we need a social revolution and how to make it happen by Hilary Cottam https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/public-purpose/publications/2020/sep/welfare-50-why-we-need-social-revolution-and-how-make-it-happen
Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/nov/20/the-ministry-for-the-future-by-kim-stanley-robinson-review-how-to-solve-the-climate-crisis
This article about CO2 emissions of food: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/2/20/21144017/local-food-carbon-footprint-climate-environment
Recently - The Oracle Database user manual. Lol
Best books? - anything by Terry Pratchett.
Merlin Sheldrake Entangled Life https://www.waterstones.com/book/entangled-life/9781847925190
The Beach, Alex Garland (soo much better than the film) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/607639.The_Beach
A Restless Art, How participation won and why it matters, Francois Matarasso https://arestlessart.com/
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49455.Notes_from_Underground
The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gil https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-girl-and-the-goddess/nikita-gill/9781529104653 (We all need some beauty in our lives right now and nothing de-stresses like drinking coffee on a comfy sofa reading some poetry from Nikita Gil)
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-testaments/margaret-atwood/9781784708214 (It's so important to push back and to keep our fingers on the pulse of what is happening in the world, this is a chilling reminder of how regimes sneak up on us)
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/how%20proust%20can%20change%20your%20life,%20alain-de%20botton-9780330354912 (A rare self help book which is actually helpful)
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation https://www.waterstones.com/book/together/richard-sennett/9780141022109 (Love love love this book!)