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World Book Day 2019 : Share a story

Eligo News, Uncategorized | Chloe Pearson | 7/3/19

Eligo World Book Day 2019




Reading a book can be a great way to escape, for some it can help motivate to make a change, it might make a profound impact on our lives, or for others, it can simply make us feel happier and mindful.

The World Book Day theme this year is ‘share a story’ so I asked some of the eligoids to share a book they particularly enjoyed or made a difference to their day to day lives.





Eligo-World-Book-Day-sapiensDaniel Baxter – Technology Recruitment Consultant

Sapiens by Yuval Hurari

“This is a book which delves into where humans came from, the process which happened throughout evolution and past important events. I like the book as it is backed up by lots of evidence and also relates past human behaviours to the modern-day world making it more relatable and giving some context as to why we are how we are”




Eligo-World-Book-Day-mans-search-for-meaningAleks Dimitrova – Operations Manager

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

“A gripping book about the life of concentration camp prisoners. It is a fantastic book, talking about hope and people’s pursuit of meaning and using the inevitable challenges and even the hardest times in life to find purpose and reasons to keep on going. Everything can be taken away from us, except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances.”




Eligo-World-Book-Day-2019Martina Lagomarsino – Trainee Recruitment Consultant

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

“It’s one of my favourite books and although it’s a really simple and easy-written story, it’s full of life lessons. Personally, I relate this story to the ‘law of attraction’ teaching. It’s about the pursuit of one’s dream and how the universe can help you to achieve it. We need to be able and sensitive to see the omens that the universe gives to us, whilst bearing in mind that pursuing our own dream doesn’t imply an easy and comfortable route, but rather the ones who achieve it are the ones who are ready and willing to go through the shit with a smile.”





Josh Platt – Fire & Security Recruitment Consultant 

A Child Called ‘IT’ – Dave Pelzer

“This is a really good book and true story that shows the harsh reality of a child being raised by an abusive parent and his struggles to simply survive.”





Eligo-World-Book-Day-Eleanor-OliphantChloe Pearson –  Marketing Executive 

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman

“This was recommened to me by a friend and is a touching, funny and at some parts heartbreaking novel that faces isolation and loneliness head-on. The story follows the life of Eleanor who lives a lonely and regimented life and likes it that way, but one simple act of kindness breaks down the walls she has built for herself, and she is forced to integrate into a world that everyone else takes for granted.”




-Book-Day-David-AttenboroughKarolina Samsel – Business Support Specialist 

Sir David Attenborough – Adventures of a Young Naturalist

“A biography describing the gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough at the beginning of his career in wildlife documentaries. So interesting to learn how they managed to film such documentaries back in 50’s & 60’s when fancy technology wasn’t available!”





Eligo-World-Book-Day-How-to-stop-timeAnne Rooke – Senior Mac Recruiter

Matt Haig – How to Stop Time

“How to stop time Follows the life of Tom Hazzard, who looks like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries and as such he struggles with loss, loneliness, and depression. A great novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, you can find happiness.”




Eligo-World-Book-Day-Dr-SuessAndrew Molloy – Director 

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr Suess

“This is a personal favorite of my children and I, and they absolutely love reading it. They know the story word for word and have taken to doing accents when reading out loud. It’s a timeless story for all generations.”





Eligo-World-Book-Day-miracle-morningKatie Parker – Technology Recruitment Resourcer

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

“The Miracle Morning shows how a morning routine built around 6 key practices known as “Life S.A.V.E.R.S” – silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing – can help you get more done and live your best life. I’m a couple of weeks into practicing his Life SAVERS and my mindset feels much more positive and productive!”




Eligo-World-Book-Day-The-Vanishing-ManJacob Sanders – Marketing Manager 

The Vanishing Man – Laura Cumming

“Recently picked this up based entirely on the blurb after popping into Foyles purely to escape London’s dismal downpours one day. The book follows the story of a Reading bookseller in 1845 that came across what he believed was a long-lost Velasquez painting, setting off a chain of events that leads him from fame to ruin and exile. On one hand, it’s Poirot meets Dickens, on the other, a study in obsession, an exorcism of grief, and above all a fascinating and extraordinary story of human nature, the affect art and culture can have on us, and a book that brings you closer to things you may never have thought you could get closer to.”





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