This month I have some books that are a little different from what I would normally select. This is in part due to my recent refocus in my working world. I’ve decided to take on new challenges professionally and so the first new addition to my TBR is Tom Ang’s beautiful book The Complete Photographer. This book is not your average photography book and covers 10 different photography genres accompanied by tutorials and lots of other information. It also has very cool interviews with acclaimed professional photographers which is a nice addition I think. I can’t wait to get stuck in! (GoodReads)
The second new book on my TBR is a book I happened upon in the ‘on sale’ section of the bookshop. I hadn’t heard of it before but as soon as I saw it I knew it would be interesting. It is Captured in Time: Five Centuries of South African Writing by John Clare. This is a book about South African history but not from the perspective of historians. Instead we glimpse the past through the words of those that not only lived in those times but wrote about them as well.
“Here, then, are the words not so much of historians, biographers and journalists but of settlers, explorers, hunters, travellers, missionaries, soldiers and politicians as well as of novelists, playwrights and poets.”
I expect this to be a very insightful read. (GoodReads)
Next is a book that has been on my mind for a while. I kept hearing about it and it has received good reviews so I hoping to get to it soon. Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is set in Kenya and tells the story not only of a family in the wake of the murder of their son and brother but also of the dark past that looms still. (GoodReads)
The final addition to my TBR is a book that caught my eye because it appeals greatly to my OCD nature. It is a book of the photography of Ursus Wehrli entitled The Art of Cleanup: Life Made Neat and Tidy and features photographs in sets of two. The first shot is of a normal ‘messy’ scene like a bowl of cereal for example and the second shot is of the same bowl of cereal except the elements have been separated and organised so we get to see all the parts that made up the bowl of cereal in an organised and ‘clean’ way. It is magnificent! I’m sure I have not done the book justice in my description so please go over and have a look at the wonderful images. (GoodReads)