I'm a little bit behind on my 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge, but as we're now a month past the halfway mark of 2018, I thought I'd do a quick roundup of my favourite three books of the first half of the year:

  • The Divide, by Jason Hickel: I think about this book very often. It clearly explains why there is global inequality and that development aid is not the solution.
  • The Year of Less, by Cait Flanders: A delightful little book that describes our struggles with consumerism, why we do it and how to stop.
  • Jupiter War, by Neal Asher: the final book in the Owner trilogy, a heavy sci-fi series full of chaos and destruction. Not for the faint of heart.

"In the US, the portion going to the top 1 per cent more than doubled from 8 per cent in 1980 to 18 per cent today. Britain witnessed a similar jump during this period, with the share claimed by the richest growing from 6.5 per cent to 13 per cent." ― Jason Hickel, The Divide ―