My Book Shepherd List

Driving cars through Europe and the Sahara Desert to sell them in Niger (1989 and 1990) and exploring China and Russia on the Trans-Siberia Express (1992) as a student, I quickly realised that what we think we know about the world is very superficial, cliché, and stereotype. This made me embark on a PhD supervised by Erasmus University Rotterdam professor Frank M. Go (may he rest in peace). To him I am forever grateful for suggesting the classic literature that I listed on my recommendation page at the Book Shepherd platform. Three classics and two fundamental readings as The best books for managing the reputation of cities, regions, and countries.

Book Shepherd is a great platform to “discover new books as a magical experience where the search is part of the fun”. “Books teach us new ways of thinking, what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes, respect for complexity, critical thinking, what it is like to look or think like someone else, to dream bigger, to explore ourselves and the world around us, to have adventures, to imagine, to envision the world we want to create, and so much more”. Book Shepherd gives readers fun ways to find amazing books. It is a cause that I gladly support.

Besides recommendation pages like mine and other authors’ lists, you can browse by topic, book title or author, but also browse shelves like the Best books on cities shelve. It’s a great resource. Check it out!

– Robert Govers