Are you getting your down time this summer? At Admin Slayer, we have a deep, shared love of reading. We asked the team what they’re reading right now, and created this handy-dandy list for you to pick through and find a few favourites to take to a sunny beach or cool darkened corner near you:

  • Julia is currently re-reading “The Discworld Series” by Terry Pratchett, a 40 book sci-fi fantasy series featuring fabulous British humour, perspectives on politics, religion, philosophy and some of the most beautifully written sentences you've ever read.
  • Shannon has departed from her usual sci-fi flavours to jump into “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz. This is a handbook and financial survival guide for small business owners committed to actually making money for themselves and the team.
  • Tracey is re-reading “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven because she loves studying the human condition. The story follows several groups of people in the days leading up to the catastrophic impact from a comet that was supposed to miss the Earth. We experience their struggles to merely survive the initial days, their attempts to salvage civilization and the hard choices required along the way.
  • This summer Jiveney plans to pick up  “Option B.  Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook. Sheryl writes an inspiring book about her journey to find strength after the unexpected death of her husband.
  • Krysten is currently reading “The Peripheral” by William Gibson. It’s a semi-apocalyptic sci-fi novel about the dangers of growing income inequality and the exciting and terrifying potential of technology.
  • After being hooked by the HBO special, Janice is reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. This 1985 novel is set in a near-future New England where environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate has created a dystopian society. Women are treated as state property in this twisted fundamentalist regime. The story follows one of these women as she struggles to not only survive but find a way to regain her individualism.  

Don’t bother with the armchair analysis; we can see what’s happening here - and we love it!

Please comment below with what you’re reading, what you hope to read, and what you think we should consider picking up this summer. We’d love to add to our lists!