Book Club

Keep Calm And Read On

From gripping novels to reads for the soul and for the win, these are the reads that our friends of A are currently recommending.

Keep Calm And Read On
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01 | Nada Jumabhoy, assistant director at Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

“I am currently reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins — the storyline is gripping, beautifully written and especially topical given the state of current affairs in the world. I would really advocate for it because I haven’t been able to put it down.”

02 | Richard Wiluan, executive director at KS Energy Services

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez. A beautiful epic story of family love and conflict that is both magical and reminiscent of real family trials and tribulations. I love Marquez’s flamboyant language in what is truly the best fairy tale I have read.”

03 | Jane Luhur-Soon, founder of La Source Spa

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Eckhart Tolle tells us that what counts is this moment right now. This book reminds one to be mindful of all our thoughts and actions, as they affect one another. As I embrace the holistic lifestyle, I enjoyed how the book reminds us to live with awareness of our every breath and through this, live in the present moment.””

04 | Tonya Tan, International Business Development mentor and trainer at International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, co-authored by AG Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, and Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. If you are a businessman who wants more strategies on where to play and how to win — this is the book to read.”

05 | Angela Loh, founder, JeweLuxe Festival

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by German writer Patrick Süskind.  Perfume is an intoxicating thriller that seduces its readers, evoking different senses and feelings with words and narratives. I find it alluring that a man’s obsessive passion, taken to an uncurbed extreme, can drive him to the pinnacle of excellence and into the abyss of doom. Totally provocative and sexy.”

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