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Develop a Reading Habit in 2022 With These Books

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Experts say reading just 15 pages a day can help you nurture a reading habit. But where should you start?

We’ve pulled together some book recommendations from Domtar readers to help you develop a daily reading habit in 2022.

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez

Recommended by Hassen Debbache, Environmental Engineer, Dryden Mill

“This book introduces the concept of gender bias in data in everyday life. It is an in-depth look at real life examples and includes peer-reviewed research on how 50 percent of the population is neglected in everyday decisions.”

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin

(Original title: Changer l’eau des fleurs)

Recommended by Berangere Parry, Communications Advisor, Montréal

“My favorite of 2021. A heartwarming and tender story.”

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Recommended by Elise Grose, Graphic Designer & Digital Coordinator, Fort Mill, SC

“It was a fantastic book by a female author. Great storytelling with historic truth.”

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

Recommended by Nicole Brisse, Director of HR Shared Services & Process Improvement, Montréal

“This is a police detective series based in a small village in France. You follow the detective work of Bruno, village police chief, and his interactions with various government enforcement agencies, as well as his personal life, which gives a taste of life in rural France. It’s the first in a long series, the latest of which came out in 2021. It’s good to start at the start of the series, as the characters evolve. It’s a fun, light read.”

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Recommended by Courtney St. Onge, Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Fort Mill, SC

“Towles carries the reader on an adventure with characters to root for and against, across an America that foreshadows today’s geography and culture.”

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney

Recommended by Leo Makowski, Communications Manager, Fort Mill, SC

“In this new work issued in November 2021, McCartney discusses 156 songs ranging from his life as a Beatle to present day. With each song, he gives the reader insight into how the song originated, its meaning and what was happening in his life at the time. Not only does the book give the reader unparalleled access into the genius mind of one of music’s all-time greatest artists, it’s also beautifully packaged in a two-volume set full of hundreds of photos from his personal collection — many of which are previously unpublished. This is a must-read for any fan of McCartney and his work.”

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson

Recommended by Donna Atkinson, Communications Manager, Montréal

“I have referred to this book since childhood for identifying birds. It contains detailed illustrations and descriptions, and is fascinating to study.”

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Recommended by Lauren Hultz, Senior Advisor, Communications, Fort Mill, SC

“Matthew McConaughey is a talented actor, director and producer — and a fascinating person in every way. You can practically hear his voice and picture his expressions as you read each page of this book.” (This book is printed on Domtar publishing paper.)

Looking for more great titles to feed your reading habit? Check out these books, which are all printed on Domtar publishing paper.

Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall

“Goodall reveals — with clarity, great passion and purpose — her inner journey. How invigorating it is to read the memoir of a scientist who proclaims frankly, and in language often infused with power and grace (a nod to Goodall’s coauthor Berman, author of The Journey Home, etc.), an abiding faith in the sacredness of all life. Goodall, who’s 65, covers her entire life here, from her earliest years in England, raised by a strong and loving family, through her apprenticeship under Louis Leakey and her years at Gombe, to her more recent work as an activist for environmental causes and animal rights.” (Review excerpted from Publishers Weekly)

The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

“Biographer Isaacson (Leonardo da Vinci) depicts science at its most exhilarating in this lively biography of Jennifer Doudna, the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing.” (Review excerpted from Publishers Weekly)

Billy Summers by Stephen King

“In Billy Summers, King’s latest, he takes readers on a different kind of thriller ride in what some are saying is his best book yet. It may also be his most moving, getting us to care deeply about a professional killer. And maybe his most surprising novel as well, with a narrative arc that includes a lot of seemingly unrelated subplots … and discovery of the challenges and joys of writing. It’s an eclectic mix but it all comes together.” (Review excerpted from WSHU)

Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama & Bruce Springsteen

“This curated transcript of former President Barack Obama’s and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen’s conversations is accompanied by a thoughtful layout that underscores the dialogue within and brings the authors’ lives into focus. Obama and Springsteen admire their country while considering its shortcomings and still come out the other side with a sense of patriotism and hope that spills over the bounds of a book.” (Review excerpted from AP News)

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