Written by Matt Warren
3rd March 2016 • 5 min read
To celebrate World Book Day the Veeqo team have revealed what their favourite books are.
We’d love to know what yours are, leave a comment in the box below.
Jodie Pride, Marketing Executive
Favourite Book: The Road – Cormac McCarthy
“I’m a big fan of the whole post-apocalyptic dystopian world thing, and The Road does this really well. It has an interesting style of writing that keeps you on your toes, and although it’s an incredibly bleak concept as a whole, the book has nice message about hope, not giving up, and seeing the light when you’re in a dark place that’s stayed with me long after putting it down”.
Jade Lundie, Lead Designer
Favourite Book: Make Your Own Luck – Kate Morross
“Kate Morross is my favourite designer ever and was designing illustrations/graphics for the likes of Nike and Cadburys when she was still in university. I go back to this book for a lot for inspiration and it’s full of helpful notes on getting started as a graphic designer and finding your own style”.
Richard Protheroe, Marketing Executive
Favourite Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
“I started getting in to reading in early secondary school and this is one of the first books I read. It’s a coming-of-age novel about a teenager entering his formative years, so it was very time relevant. I liked that it made it cool to be unconventional, shy and introverted”.
Jamie Panton, Video Content Creator
Favourite Book: House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
“It’s an engima, at turns horrifying, perplexing and puzzling, reading something like the Blair Witch Project crossed with a PHD paper with dashings of some unknown Lovecraftian horror. A paper on a documentary about a family moving to a house in Virginia, written by a blind man, discovered by a tatooist, who writes his own entries over the book as he free falls into madness is just the surface to an unforgettable, demanding and genuinely scary story”.
Guy Wendon, Sales Manager
Favourite Book: The Top 10 of Everything – Russell Ash
“This was the 1st book I fell in love with as a kid. I’ve spent over 20 years collecting these books year by year and I have never gotten out of interest in them! Whenever you are bored, you can pick it up and read a few tidbits and impress/bore your friends with your awesome brain”.
Ben Inman, Customer Success Manager
Favourite Book: Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
“It really keeps you guessing right through to the end. Then you kick yourself for not picking up on the clues throughout. It highlights mental illness and makes you realise how difficult it must be for those affected. Very thought provoking”.
Matt Warren, CEO
Favourite Book: Hatching Twitter – Nick Bilton
“The book shows that life and business are driven by human emotions and how something amazing like Twitter could be created through a lot of adversity”.
Daniel Vartnavov, Software Engineer
Favourite Book: Introduction to Algorithms – Thomas H. Cormen
“This is one I am most emotionally attached too. It was very expensive back in the day, especially for a school boy, I was collecting money to buy it for a long time. It’s still on my shelf in my parents’ home, I think I still know by heart its contents page”.
Matthew Ali, Software Engineer
Favourite Book: A Visitors Guide to the Human Race – Jon Stewart
“Let’s face it, learning about the history of the planet usually is enough to send anyone to sleep. This book manages to not only keep you awake but will have you laughing whilst doing so”.
Written by Matt Warren
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