Summer reading? Where do you stand on 50 Shades of Grey? Have you succumbed like most of the rest of the English reading world or are you resisting and looking for something else to read? I’ve decided there are still too many tempting titles on my to-read pile to cave in to what is by all accounts not- brilliantly written light pornography…. Here is a quick round-up of books I hope may be of interest to fellow AWiSE members- and am always open to suggestions for new books to read myself!
Shades of Grey by Jasper FForde
Almost namesake of the current top 1-3 in the fiction …. This one I do recommend. It’s a great read (and incredibly well-written) about a future world where people only see part of the colour spectrum and are defined by what colour they see. It’s very clever how you get sucked into the way of thinking of this fictional society.
On to recommendations that have more to do with CamAWiSE…
Dorothy Hodgkin: a life by Georgina Ferry
Dorothy Hodgkin is a true role model for women in science as the only British female to have won a Nobel Prize for a science subject (is this really still true?). Georgina Ferry spoke at a Cambridge AWiSE event last year and she inspired me to read her biography and I loved it- I will write a review on it for this blog soon.