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Recommended Reads

Start the new term with three titles that celebrate connectedness, both within ourselves and with others.

Title: Braving the wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

Author: Brené Brown

No. of pages: 208 pages

Call No.: BF637.S4 Bro

In her latest book, social scientist Brené Brown discusses the expanding disconnect and disintegration of “true belonging” in an increasingly divisive climate. Through consummate storytelling, Brown explains how forging authentic connections with people, even those outside our adopted social and political spheres, starts from within - by being unapologetically ourselves under any circumstances. An engaging read that encourages us to maneuver through the complex and uncomfortable terrains of owning our personal integrity with emphasis on the rewarding experience of true belonging.

Title: Hello! Have you eaten? Memoirs of a food-obsessed nation

Author: Amanda Choy

No. of pages: 64 pages

Call No.: GT2853.S55 Cho

With the cover visual of a completed meal and the colloquialism "Hello! Have you eaten?", Amanda Choy's book invites the reader to share in the gastronomic and cultural experience of bonding over a shared meal. Choy shows us how Singaporean dishes have been influenced by different cultures, creating a unique colloquial, multilingual flavour. In a nod to Choy's own background in graphic design, readers are also be treated to lavish photos that will leave you wishing the pictures were real!

Title: Simply said: Communicating better at work and beyond

Author: Jay Sullivan

No. of pages: 271 pages

Call No.: BF637.C45 Sul

Have your questions answered on how to deliver an effective presentation! This book is a practical aid for the reader looking for a guide on how to communicate better. The central motif of the book is getting your audience to understand "What's in it for me?". Sullivan's book offers communication tips and advice that is applicable in daily life, whether it be drafting emails or communicating with confidence as a leader in the workplace.


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