The three Best books we read in July, in no particular order. 

1. The Cassandra Complex by Holly Smale   

The Cassandra Complex by Holly Smale
Recommended by Zissy

The Cassandra Complex is a book that surprised me. Initially I dismissed it as another Eleanor Oliphant or Maggie McNaughton – all novels set in the UK that have a quirky, neurotic female lead. This novel however, had more layers and although partially fantasy tackled real issues and provided real food for thought. 

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2. How to Calm Your Mind by Chris Bailey  

How to Calm Your Mind by Chris Bailey
Recommended by Feige

In How to Calm Your Mind, Chris Bailey explains why calm is the missing piece of the productivity puzzle and teaches you how to find it. As he takes you along on his own journey to discovering calm, he explores the elements in our modern lives that lead to the absence of calm and teaches you about the “habits” that restore it. Despite this not being groundbreaking concepts, his ideas are delivered in a new way, and I particularly enjoyed learning about the achievement mindset.

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3. The Moon Gate by Amanda Geard 

The Moon Gate by Amanda Geard
Recommended by Feige

The Moon Gate by Amanda Geard is a multi-timeline historical novel with a mystery that will keep you on your toes. Following 3 generations, it starts off with shy English heiress Grace Grey as she travels from London to Tasmania in 1939 to be shielded from war. As she settles into her new life and slowly emerges from her shell, she sets in motion a chain of events that reverberate all the way through to Libby Andrews in London almost 70 years later.

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