Let it Be 59 – What we’re reading

Every so often Brooke and I like to give listeners a little reprieve from deep, existential conversations.

Given we’re both avid readers and massive book nerds to boot, this week we thought we’d take a look at what we’re currently reading, as well as the books we’ve recently finished that have struck a chord.

I bop back and forth between non-fiction and fiction and my recent non-fiction reads have included Sarah Wilson’s First, we make the beast beautiful, Kate Toon’s Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur and Brooke’s own Destination Simple.

On the fiction side of things, I love me a good fantasy or science fiction read and have recently finished Hugh Howey’s Beacon novel and Brandon Sanderson’s The Final Empire.

Meanwhile, Brooke is an unapologetic fiction lover, who is enamoured with Stephen King’s Dark Tower fantasy series at the moment. She’s up to book four – Wizard and Glass – which is her favourite to date, and I was thrilled to find out that King even writes fantasy in the first place. I’ve always avoided him because I thought he only did horror.

Brooke’s also recently finished Hannah Kent’s The Good People (beautiful and disturbing), Alex Miller’s Journey to the Stone Country and the wonderful, wonderful Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall.

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