We don’t know about you but we are always looking for new books to read be it new releases or books that have been out a while and we stumble across and fall in love with. So we thought we would find some inspiration from books Louis Tomlinson has been seen reading or has mentioned reading over the years.
For amiable City trader, Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n’ Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin-charged and cocaine-fuelled. If he hadn’t met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab.
But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered, and successful, Jimmy, Monica, and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic help.
But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyone can handle success. It’s how you handle failure that really matters.
What if society wasn’t fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.
Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . .
Combining Jon Ronson’s trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is both entertaining and honest, unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges.
Huge thanks to @LTHSOURCE on Twitter for helping us figure this one out from the photo we sent them.
This novel by a well-known French writer is a love story. The principal characters are a distinguished middle-aged French novelist, Guillaume Fontane; his possessive bourgeois wife, Pauline; and Lolita, a young Peruvian actress of great beauty and talent. The story begins and ends in Paris; in between the scene shifts to South America and the United States.
September Roses is the work of an author who is a master of his craft; controlled and humane, it evinces a deep understanding of the subtleties of human experience.
Louis mentioned this book in an interview he did with Rolling Stones. He stated, ” I don’t read as much as I should, but this is a very inspiring read.” It’s one of my New Year’s resolutions to read more. I started Shoe Dog, which is about the guy who founded Nike“
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today.
But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry, and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream – along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.
A memoir rich with insight, humor, and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons – about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.
In 2013 Louis took part in the Read Everyday campaign for kids by Scholastic. Where he picked Soccer Skills by David Beckham as the book that had most influenced him.
Featuring state-of-the-art soccer skills training tips, the story behind the David Beckham academies, and insights from Beckham on his unique lifestyle, this book captures the essence of what it’s like to be England football captain and one of the most celebrated faces on the planet.
He also mentioned in an interview with GQ, reading a book about The Beatles, and as that was all we had to go on and there have been lots of books written about The Beatles, we came up empty-handed there.
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