After a tough pandemic year, summer once again is upon us.

Whether your summer is going to be a vacation or a stay-cation, we’ve collated a list of some of our Saffronites’ top book recommendations for the season. From thought-provoking novels to more business-oriented non-fiction, the books on Saffron’s summer reading list are all different yet inspiring.

Book 1

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No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hagstings & Erin Meyer

This business-oriented book written by Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hagstings and INSEAD school professor, Erin Meyer, shares the secrets behind the success of Netflix – the disruptive company that now counts with 190 million subscribers – and their internal leadership philosophy.

Buy it here

fer

Book recommended by
Fernando Ortiz-Ehmann, CSO

Book 2

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Trick Mirror: Reflections on self-delusion by Jia Tolentino

The New Yorker’s brightest young talent, Jia Tolentino, explores how the modern era of political and social delusion is affecting and disturbing our behavior. This collection of thought-provoking essays offers a clear perspective on internet culture, identity, feminism and drugs.

Buy it here

shaan

Book recommended by
Shaan Bains, Junior Strategist

Book 3

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Family Papers by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Through the correspondence letters of the Levy family, Sephardic historian Stein shares the story of an eradicated Jewish family and their journey throughout an entire century. These letters full of secrets, pain and love represent the reality of many Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century.

Buy it here

jorge

Book recommended by
Jorge Müller, Strategist

Book 4

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

This historical fiction novel written by Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison, takes us through the assault of four young women, the birth of the Civil Rights movement and the immense impact of these events on society.

Buy it here

perri

Book recommended by
Perrine Winkler, Designer

Book 5

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The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair

Kassia St Clair decodes the history of colour across science, history, art, and culture.  From Van Gogh’s yellow sunflowers to Turner’s green, the author explains 75 shades and how they have evolved over time.

Buy it here

shaan

Book recommended by
Shaan Bains, Junior Strategist

Book 6

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In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch

For those who want to have a journey through the aesthetics and practical concerns of film editing, this book is a must-read. Walter Murch explains his unique understanding of the relation between editing, dreaming and reality and how this affects perception for  the human eye.

Buy it here

jorge

Book recommended by
Jorge Müller, Strategist

Book 7

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In Extremis, Life of war correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

Uncovering  unpublished diaries, notebooks and interviews, Hilsum’s novel expands on the story of Marie Colvin, the bold and brave war reporter that lost her eye in the war of Sri Lanka.

Buy it here

zahra

Book recommended by
Zahra Subjally, Marketing Manager

After a tough pandemic year, summer once again is upon us.

Whether your summer is going to be a vacation or a stay-cation, we’ve collated a list of some of our Saffronites’ top book recommendations for the season. From thought-provoking novels to more business-oriented non-fiction, the books on Saffron’s summer reading list are all different yet inspiring.

Book 1

book-5

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hagstings & Erin Meyer

This business-oriented book written by Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hagstings and INSEAD school professor, Erin Meyer, shares the secrets behind the success of Netflix – the disruptive company that now counts with 190 million subscribers – and their internal leadership philosophy.

Buy it here

fer

Book recommended by
Fernando Ortiz-Ehmann, CSO

Book 2

book-2

Trick Mirror: Reflections on self-delusion by Jia Tolentino

The New Yorker’s brightest young talent, Jia Tolentino, explores how the modern era of political and social delusion is affecting and disturbing our behavior. This collection of thought-provoking essays offers a clear perspective on internet culture, identity, feminism and drugs.

Buy it here

shaan

Book recommended by
Shaan Bains, Junior Strategist

Book 3

book-5

Family Papers by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Through the correspondence letters of the Levy family, Sephardic historian Stein shares the story of an eradicated Jewish family and their journey throughout an entire century. These letters full of secrets, pain and love represent the reality of many Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century.

Buy it here

jorge

Book recommended by
Jorge Müller, Strategist

Book 4

book-4

Paradise by Toni Morrison

This historical fiction novel written by Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison, takes us through the assault of four young women, the birth of the Civil Rights movement and the immense impact of these events on society.

Buy it here

perri

Book recommended by
Perrine Winkler, Designer

Book 5

book-3

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair

Kassia St Clair decodes the history of colour across science, history, art, and culture.  From Van Gogh’s yellow sunflowers to Turner’s green, the author explains 75 shades and how they have evolved over time.

Buy it here

shaan

Book recommended by
Shaan Bains, Junior Strategist

Book 6

book-6

In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch

For those who want to have a journey through the aesthetics and practical concerns of film editing, this book is a must-read. Walter Murch explains his unique understanding of the relation between editing, dreaming and reality and how this affects perception for  the human eye.

Buy it here

jorge

Book recommended by
Jorge Müller, Strategist

Book 7

book-7

In Extremis, Life of war correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

Uncovering  unpublished diaries, notebooks and interviews, Hilsum’s novel expands on the story of Marie Colvin, the bold and brave war reporter that lost her eye in the war of Sri Lanka.

Buy it here

zahra

Book recommended by
Zahra Subjally, Marketing Manager

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