Bookworm Friday: Five Books Recommendations from Olha Melnykovych

In this series, we ask our William Hill colleagues to share their favourite book recommendations and tell us what specifically they learned from them. Today we present 5 recommendations from Olha Melnykovych. Enjoy a good read!

Olha says: I have a lot of hobbies, such as: painting, singing, walking, watching movies and reading. In my opinion, these pandemic days bring us a lot of time for reading and I would like to share with you some of my favourite books. So, stay home, prepare a big cup of tea and read with this brilliant book with a pleasure.


1. Kyle Simpson, You don’t know JS

This is a series of amazing books, that provides theoretical knowledge of Javascript language. I highly recommend this book for everyone to dive deeper into this language. It has 6 books for each of the most important and heavy to understand topics, like: Scope & Closures, this & Object Prototypes, Types & Grammar, etc.

2. Adele Faber, How To Talk: Siblings Without Rivalry

I recommend this book to parents of two and more kids. It has common practical situations and ways of solving them. I think this book should be a kind of manual for every family. In my opinion, it helps to organize communication in the family and create an environment where every kid could be happy and feel his/her individuality inside of it.


3. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 

We pay so much attention to be successful in this world. Somebody decided that success is about the material part of our life. This book reminds us, that being able to put honest and fortitude at the centre of our priorities is the greatest success. This book is about the salvation of spirit human nature. I recommend this book to all ages. Read it with your kids and by yourself. I promise you will not remain indifferent.


4. Stanislaw Lem, Solaris 

Thise is the classics of science fiction and immortal legacy of Polish literature. But the book has much more than science. This is a philosophical journey to the depth of the human soul. It is a dialogue with those sides of our lives we would like to hide, we are afraid of. This is a reminder that there are so many important things we choose not to notice.


5. Jesper Juul, Your Competent Child: Toward A New Paradigm In Parenting And Education 

As a parent, I want to raise my child as a happy individual and independent society member. This book contains the experience of a practical phycologist, having a huge background of working with kids and families. He has his clear vision of happiness as a result of the respectful relationship, not only with a kid but between each family member.