Between all of us at PP and HH our reading choices are extremely diverse and because of that, all super interesting. I asked everyone to give me their recommendation for some good reading during this isolation period, all of which I have now added to my personal list!
The Wall by John Lanchester
"If you like post-apocalyptic stories this is a must-read. I read this two months ago as a cautionary tale and now I'm taking notes."
- Ben, Pickings and Parry Manager
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
"It's an inspiring story of Chouinard's values and what let him to start Patagonia. It has a big focus on quality, durability and doing more with less"
- Jemma, Heffernan and Haire sales associate
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
"The build up of this fantasy world was a fun and colourful journey full of completely unexpected plot twists that had me whirling through so many emotions! Fantasy must read"
- Ashley, Barber
17 by Bill Drummond
"It's about music, uncertainty, starting again, getting everything done before death, art, waking up to find all music has disappeared and a choir called the 17."
- Des, Barber
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
"I finished reading this only a couple of weeks ago, and it resonates so deeply now with the loss of so many little things we take for granted adding up to the unsettling feeling of our own personal freedom indefinitely disappearing. It reminded me a little bit of 1984, but felt poetic and nostalgic."
- Juliette, Heffernan and Haire manager
Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
"It's a good one for looking at the balance between personal ideals and actual happiness amongst the world around you. Written with his usual charm, humour and character. I'd recommend any and all of his works"
- Chris, owner
(image: Diane Keaton in Interiors by Woody Allen, 1978)