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KIU Book Club: Your Top Five Weekend Reads


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU Main Campus – With President Yoweri Museveni allowing finalist students at university to resume school on October 15, many KIU finalists are probably as excited as a child who just received their first gift.

Well, what better way to celebrate the first weekend since that relieving announcement from the country’s number one citizen than to grab a copy of one of these great books!

KIU Book Club recommends some of the most riveting, educative, insightful yet entertaining and easy to read books for you this weekend.

Give and Take by Adam Grant

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir is a memoir by John Bolton, who served as National Security Advisor for U.S. President Donald Trump from April 2018 to September 2019.

The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. 

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Placed in the foster care system as a teen, and struggling to read at a basic level in ninth grade, Haddish found that humour and jokes helped her endure. When offered a choice between the Laugh Factory comedy camp or counselling to help recover from issues within the foster system, she chose the former and found her calling. In her first book, Haddish recounts her early life straight through to her powerhouse success both on the comedy circuit and in Hollywood with the 2017 film Girls Trip. 

For The Record by David Cameron    

David Cameron was Conservative Party leader during the largest financial crash in living memory, the Arab Spring, the Eurozone crisis, the rise of terror group ISIS, surging migration and the BREXIT drama.

Here he talks about how he confronted those challenges, from modernising a party that had suffered three successive electoral defeats to forming the first coalition government for seventy years. He sets out how he helped turn around Britain’s economy, implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included education and welfare reform, the legalisation of gay marriage, the referendum on Scottish independence and world-leading environmental policies.

Dear Woman by Michael Reid

Dear Woman is where poetry meets inspiration. This is a book of quotes, letters, short stories, and poems written to provide education, motivation, encouragement, and a little tough love to women of all ages. Dear Woman is a journey through womanhood that visits some of the deepest and darkest corners of women's lives, with hopes of shedding a little light and love. This book is written from the perspective of a man who wants nothing more than for you to be the best woman possible, regardless of circumstance. 

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