We asked you for book/magazine recommendations on Facebook and you gave us many great suggestions, including:

Chris: “Anything by Sharon Kay Penman. Start with the older trilogies – it follows the same medieval time period and people.”

Kia: “Non fiction – The Geography of Bliss – interesting read on Happiness and the happiest, least happy countries around the world and why they might be that way. Loved reading about Qatar.”

Becky: “Shakespeare” by Bill Bryson. Bryson is witty, funny and admits there is not a lot of hard evidence on Shakespeare’s life. But it is well researched and interesting. I don’t know much about the Bard, so it is a good intro.”

* “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
* “And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut” by Charles J. Shields
* “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami
* “Republic, Lost” by Lawrence Lessig

Phil: “I think one the forgotten medium for fiction these days is the short story. This is also odd given the busyness of most Americans. I would recommend going back and reading the various short stories contained in past Summer Fiction New Yorker editions.”

Jonathan: “The New Yorker and The Economist, hopefully I will see some more Tom Bihn adverts in these mags.”

And there’s so many more — check them out on Facebook.

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