These books will make great gifts for the book-lover in your family or you can just buy them for yourself – whatever floats your boat!
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Commander Chris Hadfield
A memoir of sorts from now-retired Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield. This is a great read for anyone who is a fan of following your dreams and to a greater extent, space travel. Chris outlines how goal setting, visualization, a morbid curiosity and “learning to sweat the small stuff” help keeps him in check both in space and on Terra Firma.
S. By J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
A mysterious book is left in a school library by one student and is picked up by another student. Inside the book she finds liner notes and clues to a wider conspiracy surrounding the book’s author. They begin conversing through the liner notes in order to unravel the mystery. Told in a stunning meta-narrative and containing enough accompanying ephemera to enrage most librarians, to quote the back cover – this is J.J. Abram’s “love letter to the written word”. Pro tip: while it’s hardly a “subway read” it makes a fantastic weekend adventure (if you have the time).
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