BALANCE Book Club: What we’re reading
The millennials have hit peak hibernation, with talks of book clubs, knitting and plant maintenance overtaking parties and pubs.
Whether you’ve got a monthly date with a group of like-minded bibliophiles or are just looking for recommendations for your next read, check up our rolling lists of zeitgeisty recommendations:
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman, £16.99, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Are you glass half-full, half- empty, or livid you’ve been given a glass in the first place? Seligman, the father of positive psychology, makes a compelling case for optimism, backed by meticulous research.
You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood, £8.99, Penguin
Inspired by a case taken on by the author – a criminal defence barrister – this unpredictable drama is worthy of a TV adaptation. Shines a light on the legal system, and socially-disadvantaged youths from a BAME background.
Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor, £18.99; Crown Archetype
With a faltering career after college burnout, Kastor reveals how she cultivated positivity to become the first US athlete to win an Olympic marathon medal in 20 years. This book will make you go running.