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Favourite reads of the year Fic­tion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Sim­sion “I found it very funny.”

This New YorkTimes best­seller is Aus­tralian au­thor Graeme Sim­sion’s de­but novel. Pro­tag­o­nist Don Till­man is a pro­fes­sor in ge­net­ics who de­signs the Wife Project in a quest to find the per­fect wife. En­ter Rosie Jar­man, who ful­fils the re­quire­ments of the 16-page sci­en­tific sur­vey but is dis­qual­i­fied by Don. But Rosie has a quest of her own: the Fa­ther Project, aimed at dis­cov­er­ing her bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther. Don be­comes in­trigued and the two col­lab­o­rate to ful­fil her mis­sion.

Non-fic­tion: Now: The Physics of Time by Richard A. Muller “I am a huge fan of physics books.”

Physi­cist Richard A. Muller writes about the flow of time, run­ning from the cre­ation of the uni­verse to “now” and in so do­ing reaches the con­clu­sion that our ex­pand­ing uni­verse is con­tin­u­ously cre­at­ing not only new space, but also new time. Crit­ics be­lieve this book (which was re­leased in Septem­ber) to­gether with Muller’s the­ory, will “spark ma­jor de­bate about the most fun­da­men­tal as­sump­tions of our uni­verse”.

Hol­i­day read­ing The Boys in the Boat: Nine Amer­i­cans and their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Ber­lin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Another New YorkTimes best­seller, this book chron­i­cles the amaz­ing story of the nine young Amer­i­cans that went on to de­feat the Ger­man eight-oar team row­ing for Adolf Hitler in the 1936 Olympics in Ber­lin. The story fo­cuses on Joe Rantz, one of the Amer­i­can row­ers, by draw­ing on his own jour­nals and me­mories.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexan­dre Du­mas

This clas­sic re­ally needs no in­tro­duc­tion. Fol­low Ed­mond Dan­tès as he be­comes the mys­te­ri­ous Count of Monte Cristo af­ter be­ing falsely im­pris­oned for trea­son with­out trial. Read how he avenges him­self on those who were out to de­stroy him. SOURCE: goodreads.com

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