With several avid readers on our team, we’re constantly scouring the literary world for captivating tales that transport us to new and exciting realms. Whether we’re immersing ourselves in classics or discovering fresh, up-and-coming authors, we take pride in sharing our literary finds with each other. That’s why we’ve assembled a carefully curated list of our personal favourite books that we believe you’ll love just as much as we do.
In addition to our passion for literature, we also recognize the importance of crafting the perfect playlist to accompany our reading and work. Whether you’re seeking tranquil melodies to set the mood for a relaxing reading session or upbeat tunes to keep you motivated during a workday, we’ve included our top picks for a book and library-themed playlist that’s sure to enhance your overall experience.
A list of books recommended by the Meescan team
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen is a timeless classic that has captivated readers for over 200 years. The independent and headstrong Elizabeth Bennet navigates societal expectations, familial pressures, and her own romantic missteps as she falls in love with the wealthy and enigmatic Mr. Darcy. With sharp wit and astute social commentary, Austen weaves a tale of love, class, and personal growth that has captivated readers for over two centuries.
The Daevabad Triology by S.A. Chakraborty is a spellbinding fantasy series that takes readers on a journey through an intricate world of magic, politics, and ancient folklore. Follow Nahri, a con artist with a hidden power, as she navigates the dangerous streets of 18th century Cairo and discovers the truth about her identity. As she becomes embroiled in a centuries-old conflict between djinn tribes, Nahri must navigate treacherous alliances and fight for her survival in a world where danger lurks around every corner.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a thrilling crime novel set in Sweden, following journalist Mikael Blomkvist as he teams up with the enigmatic hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate a wealthy family’s dark secrets. With complex characters, intricate plotting, and unexpected twists, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Build by Tony Fadell is an inspiring read for anyone interested in product design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The author, known for his work on the iPod and Nest thermostats, shares his unorthodox approach to creating products that are not only useful, but also emotionally appealing to users. Fadell provides practical advice on how to generate and test ideas, iterate quickly and stay focused on the user experience. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to create products that truly make a difference in peoples lives.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a memoir of a woman’s journey to self-discovery. Gilbert embarks on a year-long trip across Italy, India, and Indonesia, seeking to find balance and meaning in her life after a difficult divorce. Her travels bring her to new places, new people, and new experiences that challenge her and force her to confront her own beliefs and desires. The book is a captivating and inspiring account of one woman’s quest for spiritual and personal fulfillment.
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway follows three biological siblings who were separated at birth and adopted into different families. As they reunite and get to know each other, they must confront their shared past and navigate their present struggles together. This heartwarming and thought-provoking young adult novel explores themes of family, identity, and belonging.
Now that you’ve got some great book recommendations from our staff, it’s time to add a little music to your life. But why stop at just any old playlist? We’ve curated a list of library-themed songs that will transport you to the stacks and have you grooving between the bookshelves. So take a break from your reading, put on your headphones, and get ready to discover some new favourite tunes inspired by the world of literature.
Our Staff’s Top Library Tunes:
- Library Magic – The Head And The Heart
- Bookends Theme – Reprise
- Library Song – Tom Chapin
- The Dewey Decimal System – MC Lars
- Quiet – Matilda the Musical Original Cast
- The Book I’m Not Reading – Patty Larkin
- Book Of Dreams – Suzanne Vega
So there you have it, our staff’s top picks for the ultimate book and library themed playlist. We hope these songs bring a little extra magic and inspiration to your reading and working experiences.
Happy reading and listening!