Staff Picks

Posted by Educational Centre 10/04/2020 0 Comment(s)

Our staff is always in the front row when it comes to new arrivals, new books. So that makes our staff a bit of an expert and like the experts we are, we have plenty of thoughts and opinion on these new arrivals and we want to get you excited with a series of monthly blog posts, suggesting new and exciting titles for our lovely readers. Being in the first row, gives us an insight to what’s interesting and whatnot.

We don’t want our readers to get stuck without knowing what to read, so please follow a list of our staff’s suggestions for our readers:

We don’t want our readers to get stuck without knowing what to read, so get excited because by next week we will be giving monthly suggestions of our favorite books.

You might want to start planning your time, for new books.

Merita’s Picks:

From the wide selection and catalogues, Merita decided to give us a three-book collection of on of her favorite artists. Giving us Jojo Moyes’ three books, we begin with the “Paris for One” book.

Paris for One (2017) by Jojo Moyes

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.
But, when her boyfriend doesn't turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong.
Alone in Paris, Nell meets the mysterious moped-riding Fabien and his group of carefree friends. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?

After you (2016) by Jojo Moyes

Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home. Whether her family can ever forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life?

What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change…

Then, one night, it does.

The one plus one (2019) by Jojo Moyes

Jess Thomas is struggling. With two jobs, two children and no one to rely on it’s all she can do to keep her fractured little family together. So when Ed Nicholls, a virtual stranger, suddenly offers to help in her hour of need, it’s not easy for Jess to trust him.

Ed has a past he’s hiding from and an uncertain future awaiting him, but he’s seen something in Jess that perhaps she can’t see herself. Unfortunately, there’s one big thing about Jess that Ed doesn’t know and she can’t bring herself to tell him.


Albina’s Picks:

From Jojo Moyes, we move to another author, Yuri Noah Harari. His main focus is on the human species and their existence. He shares with us very personal and professional thoughts and we are very hauntingly reading all of these ideas.

Sapiens (2011) by Yuval Noah Harari

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless other has conquered it: us.

What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens?

In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is the thrilling account of our history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.


Homo Deus (2015) by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens showed us where we came from

Homo Deus shows us where we’re going.

Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges.

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond – from overcoming death to creating artificial life.


21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018) by Yuval Noah Harari

We tamed nature to give us power, we created myths to unite our species. We are now redesigning life to fulfil our wildest dreams, but do we know ourselves anymore? Or will our inventions make us irrelevant?

Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. 21 Lessons looks at the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change and asks: are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?


Genti’s Picks:

As a person who always is up to date with the latest updates and news of the technological world, he will lead us to a bit more different path with his choices of books for you. So whoever wants to get deep into some fantasy or even technological books then this might be your topic.

Mindful Tech (2016) by Daniel M. Levy

From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. In recent years many of us have begun to look at the pluses and minuses of our online lives and to ask how we might more skillfully use the tools we’ve developed.








His Last Bow: Some reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (2016) by Arthur Conan Doyle

In His Last Bow, Conan Doyle’s notorious literary detective reminisces on his life as an investigator with the help of his trusty companion Dr. John Watson. This collection features classic mysteries such as “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans”, as well as the title story, a gripping spy thriller and epilogue on the wartime service of Sherlock Holmes.







The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler: A collection in tribute to Martin Gardner (2001) by Elwyn Berlekamp and Tom Rodgers

This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American’s “Mathematical Games” column for years, Gardner uses his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of mathematical discovery.