Educated by Tara Westover

Title: Educated: A Memoir Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Random House Publishing Publication Date: 20 February 2018 Genre: Biography & Memoirs, Non-Fiction Educated documents the life of Tara Westover who raised by survivalist parents in Idaho but went on earn a PhD in history from Cambridge in 2014.  Her parents were steeped in the Mormon faith … Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover

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Real-Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe

Title: Real-life Romance: Inspiring Stories to Help You Believe in True Love Author: Rhonda Stoppe Publisher: Harvest House Page Count: 240 Pages  Publication Date: 6 February 2018 Genre: Christian, Faith, Non-Fiction Everyone loves a good love story but these days, these seem few and far between. Readers, have you heard about that crazy statistic: 50 percent of marriages in … Continue reading Real-Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe

A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

Title: A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Men and Women Fighting Extremism in Africa Author: Alexis Okeowo Publisher: Hachette Books Page Count: 256 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date:  3 October 2017 Genre: Multicultural Interest, African Non-fiction Alexis never really felt connected to the African continent until she took up a 10- month internship in Uganda. This prompted her to … Continue reading A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Title: The Activist Director: Lessons from the Boardroom and the Future of the Corporation Author: Ira M. Millstein Publisher: Columbia University Press Page Count: 240 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date: 20 December 2016 Genre: Non-fiction, Business & Investing One of the major issues that emerged during the 2007/8 global financial crisis was corporate governance and sustainability. Given his … Continue reading The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

Title: Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms Author: Amanda Steinberg Pages: 288 (Hardback) Publisher: North Star Way, imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc Publishing Date: 7 February 2017 Genre: Non-Fiction, Business & Investing Ms Steinberg begins this book by sharing some statistics on numbers showing the pay gap between men and women in the USA.  It … Continue reading Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

One of my most vivid memories of growing up in the 90s in Kenya was spending my Sundays watching Indian shows like Junoon. Indian culture fascinates me because it is seemingly part of Kenyan everyday life from the masala tea, chapati, samosa, chevda (I had to mention all my favourite foods) but yet I barely … Continue reading 2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

Title: The Girl Who Beat  ISIS: Farida's Story Author: Farida Khalaf Translator: Andrea C. Hoffman Page Numbers: 224 Publisher: Square Peg, Vintage Publishing Publishing Date: July 6, 2016 I truly believe that situations never occur by accident...The other day I caught a re-run of the TV series, Bones and this particular episode, Brennan and Booth … Continue reading The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

Quantified by Joe Whitworth

Title: Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy Authors: Joe Whitworth Page Numbers: 256  (Hardback) Publisher: Island Press Publishing Date: September 2015 There is a general consensus that indices such as Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) are good but limited measures of economic growth and development especially as we globally focus on sustainable development. … Continue reading Quantified by Joe Whitworth

The Purple Diaries by Joseph Egan

This is the post where I talk about a book that I DNF-ed... Title:  The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s Author: Joseph Egan Format: Hardback (300 pages) Publisher: Diversion Publishing, November 2016 When I think of old Hollywood, my mind conjures images of Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly … Continue reading The Purple Diaries by Joseph Egan

Mastering Civility by Christine Porath

Have you even been accused of  being overly blunt, rude or condescending a lá House M.D. ? Then this might just be the book for you Title:  Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace Author: Christine Porath Format: Hardback, 240 pages Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publishing  Date:   December 2016 Simply put, Christine Porath's Mastering … Continue reading Mastering Civility by Christine Porath