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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