9th August: Book Lovers Day

Reading is an enjoyed pastime for many people, it can remind you of a certain time in your life or immerse you in a new setting just by the reading of a few pages. Here are some of Network Scientific’s favourite books and authors.

Zara Jackson – Managing Director

As an avid reader I can’t just choose one book, here are a few of my favourites…

Max Brooks – World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide

Steven King – Anything by him!

Mira Grant – Feed

Enid Blyton – Shadow the Sheepdog (childhood favourite, I still read it now!)

Steve Coomber – Executive Search Manager

I really like David Gemmell, a science-fantasy author. He has an ability to create characters in every one of his books that you can connect and relate to.


Jim Watts – Recruitment Resourcer

I found it really hard to only choose one so here are my favourite three.

Andy Weir: The Martian: The book is SO much better than the film (which was awesome anyway). Good story line, great characters and proper science.

Richard Morgan: Altered Carbon: Deliciously dark sci-fi noir with some interesting ideas and lots of violence (shame about the Netflix series though)

Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club: Sorry... the first rule is that I don't talk about it. And the second rule is that I don't talk about it. But it's a very good book.


Charlotte Cowan – Marketing Apprentice

My favourite would have to be ‘‘The Girl of the Sea of Cortez’’ by Peter Benchley. I have loved this book ever since I was little, having first read it at my grandparent’s house. The descriptive writing used throughout the book really captures the scenery and makes you feel like you are with her in every bit of the story.


Martin Lynch – Senior Recruitment Consultant

George Orwell – “1984”

I studied this book at school in 1984 which made it even more chilling what could be just around the corner. The phrase “Big Brother is watching you” was born.


Diane Williams – Senior Recruitment Consultant

I’m not really a reader as such. However, I did enjoy reading some Terry Pratchett novels, particularly Mort and The Hogfather – very clever, very funny.


Ryan Kennedy – Junior Recruitment Consultant

I’m also not a big reader but I did enjoy “a short history of nearly everything” by Bill Bryson when I was younger. Blew my little mind.

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