2019 has proven to be an extremely fertile year in terms of its literary produce. From debut books that have been garnering literary prizes like Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field to literary icons releasing their new fiction like Amitav Ghosh's Gun Island and Salman Rushdie's Don Quixote, 2019 has certainly been a tremendous year, one that every bibliophile will be grateful for in the years to come.
The Platform team sat down around a table to pick our favourites from this year's book releases and our favourite quotes from the books.
The Editor-In-Chief's Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney
'If people appeared to behave pointlessly in grief, it was only because human life was pointless, and this was the truth that grief revealed.'
The Design Director's Pick: Change by Design
How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
The Writer's Pick: Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer
‘It’s in the spaces where nothing is happening that one has to make a life.’
The Intern's Pick: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
'We’re stretched thin, all of us; we vibrate; we quiver, we’re always on the alert. Reign of terror, they used to say, but terror does not exactly reign. Instead it paralyzes. Hence the unnatural quiet.'.