Our owner‘s reading list

Now is the time to read. The Flakk family has put together their favourite reading list. Not particularly Easterly, but still exciting and inspiring. Find a corner, a mug of something warm, and one of these great reads.

A LITTLE LIFE

By Hanya Yanaghiara

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an incredibly powerful and heartbreaking novel about brotherly love, pain, and the limits of human endurance. 

– Maria Lilly

MEDITATIONS

By Marcus Aurelius

Originally written as a personal diary, Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations has become a key text in the understanding of Roman Stoic philosophy, as well as the teachings of Inner reflection, self-improvement and difficult hardship. I find it especially relevant these days. 

– Maria Lilly

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

By Alain De Botton

At the core of its work, the School helps people understand themselves better – from a feeling that self-knowledge is crucial to better decisions, particularly around love and work. 

– Maria Lilly

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

By John Berendt

One of the old classics on my bookshelf. A sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic. 

– Line

THE ART OF DOING NOTHING: Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself

By Veronique Vienne and Erica Lennard

Once bought as a gift to my husband, but might be even more useful today. A practical guide to rest and relaxation, it ushers us into a world where «being» is more compelling than «doing.» 

– Line

THE KEY

By Lynda Gratton

The brilliant Lynda Gratton on how corporations succeed by solving the world’s toughest problems. Seems more fitting now than ever. 

– Knut

LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD

By Sarah Lark

An epic and beautiful trilogy that I got completely lost in. Starting in England and Wales in 1852, it tells a story of two very different young women, who find themselves bound to New Zealand. 

– Erika June

MAO’S LAST DANCER

By Li Cunxin

One of my all-time favorites. Chinese-Australian dancer Li Cunxin’s memoirs from his journey as a young, impoverished village boy destined to labor in the fields of China to a world-famous professional dancer. 

– Line 

THE RESPONSIBLE COMPANY

By Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley

A great book from the founders of an inspiring company, Patagonia, On the importance of putting sustainable and responsible business at the core of everything you do. 

– Knut

NEWSPAPERS

Financial Times

The World After Coronavirus by Yuval Noah Harari

“This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come.»

https://www.ft.com/content/19d...


AFAR Magazine

Norway Is One of the World’s Happiest Countries. Is Friluftsliv the Secret? By Lisa Abend

A nice little piece on the Norwegian phenomena of friluftsliv, touching on Norwegians very special relationship with nature. – Erika June

https://www.afar.com/magazine/...


Financial Times

Last Chance for the Climate Transition by Martin Wolf

One of Martin Wolf’s many interesting articles on climate change, and how we all need to come together to actually make a difference. – Knut

https://www.ft.com/content/309...