Six books the PM should read over the holidays (and you might like them too)

| December 7, 2018

It’s been an extraordinary year in politics – and no doubt many politicians are well and truly ready for a summer holiday. To help our leaders make the most of their time off, Grattan Institute has curated a list of this year’s must-reads – a curiosity-piquing platter of novels, think-pieces, memoirs and manifestos.

These books have three things in common: they’re thoroughly readable, they have something worth saying, and they’ll stick with you. We think they deserve a place on the bookshelf in Kirribilli House, as well in as your own office or beach-bag.

Here’s our Top Six for 2018, in no particular order:

Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think Hans Rosling

The People vs Democracy: Why our freedom is in danger & how to save it Yascha Mounk

Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed upGabrielle Chan

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison – Behrouz Boochani

Women & Power: A ManifestoMary Beard

FlamesRobbie Arnott