Searching for some new and interesting reading material? A few of our staff members have compiled a list of the best books they’ve read over the past year. There’s something for everyone, from Sci-Fi classics and graphic novels to mystery and even children’s books. We hope something on this list sparks your interest!   Chantal – Operations Team, Marketing & Accounting Book Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval Noah Harari Genre: History, Cultural Evolution, Nonfiction Year Published: Original Publication, 2011 Description: Sapiens offers a fascinating look at how humans have lived on this earth throughout history up until modern times. Examine institutions such as states, finance, human rights, agriculture, religion, capitalism and more.   Erin – Tour Consultant & Customer Service Book Title: The Great Believers Author: Rebecca Makkai Genre: Fiction Year Published: 2018 Description: The Great Believers depicts the story of a group of young men during the 1980’s AIDS crisis in Chicago. Throughout the narrative, the author explores the emotional and physical trauma of the disease, more specifically the struggles of the sick and the guilt of the healthy along with the constant threat of a potential infection. Contains adult themes   Italo – Operations Team, Flight Manager Book Title: BUG Livre 1 Author: Enki Bilal Genre: Bande Dessinée, Graphic Novel Year Published: 2017 Description: If you’re interested in a futuristic read en français, then BUG is a great pick for you. The author describes the world’s digital dependency in the year 2041 in a tale of the disappearance of all digital information from the world. One astronaut, inhabited by an alien, possesses the data and is wanted by states, companies, mafias and other members of the population.   Francesco – Tour Consultant Book Title: Neuromancer Author: William Gibson Genre: Sci-Fi Year Published: 1984 Description: Far into the future, a gifted hacker has his nervous system damaged by an experimental poison. While wallowing in self pity, a new employer has recruited the hacker to perform a high stakes mission against an artificial intelligence. Contains adult themes   Book Title: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Author: Philip K. Dick Genre: Sci-Fi Year Published: 1968 Description: After a nuclear world war leads to mass extinction, ruined ecosystems and widespread devastation, androids resembling humans and other animals are created and eventually banned by the government for fear of the havoc they may cause. The story follows a bounty hunter tasked with hunting down and killing these androids. This book was the main inspiration for the 1982 film, Blade Runner.   Jennifer – Senior Tour Consultant Book Title: Revenge of the Lobster Lover Author: Hilary MacLeod Genre: Fiction, Mystery Year Published: 2010 Description: Peek into the life of a small east coast fishing village that has an unusually high number of questionable events and eccentric residents. Enjoy a fun read filled with memorable characters, entertaining side stories, and an unexpected twist!   Michele – GM Book Title: Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life Authors: Julie Steines & Virginia Freyermuth. Photography by Mark Steines Genre: Humor, Children Year Published: 2017 Description: Join the adorable therapy dog, Norbert, as he shares important life lessons and inspires kindness. This is a great book to share with children. Smiles and a shift in perspective guaranteed! Norbert is also a popular YouTuber, and his adventures can be found on his YouTube Channel.   Book Title: Trust your Eyes Author: Linwood Barclay Genre: Thriller Year Published: 2013 Description: Following the loss of their father, two brothers stumble into a deadly conspiracy. The plot dives into the depths of a dark family secret, while taking the reader on a wild goose chase. It’s a fast-paced read that’s impossible to put down!