And the 35 Books He Handed Down in Sentencing
An unusual but thoughtful punishment has been sentenced to a group of five teenagers who were found guilty of vandalizing a historic African American schoolhouse with racist, antisemitic, and obscene graffiti. A judge in Virginia has ordered the offenders to read 35 books and watch 14 films that are themed around racism. They have also been told to visit two museums and then write a paper in order to encourage “a greater appreciation for gender, race, religion, and bigotry.” Read More
By March of 2015 the psychological thriller had sold over a million copies and by October of 2016, over 15 million copies had been sold worldwide. The book was once again hurled into the mainstream when a film adaptation starring Emily Blunt was released in late 2016. It certainly looks like the book has struck a chord. Read More
As always we want to hear what you think too, and our monthly readers chart will be up in the next few days so we can see what you’ve been reading too!
Every summer Bill Gates releases his summer reading list and it’s always an interesting list but on his blog this week he’s released a list of his favourite books of 2016. He says reading books is his favourite way of finding out about a new topic, and since childhood, he’s read on average a book a week. Read More