Star Wars Reads 2016 Copyright: Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved

Star Wars Reads 2016 Copyright: Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved

The month of October is Star Wars Reads month and international Star Wars Reads Day is the 15th October 2016.

Find out more and download activity sets on StarWars.com or connect via Facebook @StarWarsReads. Also see below for South African times/venues.

The Book of Joy - Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

The Book of Joy - Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

Two spiritual giants. Seven days. One timeless question.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

- an alternative book review feature by Alie Brand

Expanding on the concept of popular culture and it's influence on careers - Alie Brand of Stellenbosch Rugby Academy examines how James Kerr in his book Legacy uses the example of the world's most successful Rugby team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal practical lessons for leadership and business. Creating a book that can be applied to a career both on and off the field of the play. Illustrating how the game of rugby and literature combined can help inspire stronger careers in general.

According to Brand these are some of the highlighted attributes (based on extracts and quotes,) that one can gain from Legacy, which makes it a must read for everyone wanting to improve their career.

Legacy by James Kerr - image courtesy of Little, Brown Book Group

Legacy by James Kerr - image courtesy of Little, Brown Book Group

Instrumental by James Rhodes

Instrumental by James Rhodes

James Rhodes' passion for music has been his absolute lifeline. It has been the thread that has held him together through a life that has encompassed pain, conflict and turmoil. Listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatised teenager or discovering an Adagio by Bach while in a hospital ward - such exquisite miracles of musical genius have helped him survive his demons, and, along with a chance encounter with a stranger, inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Stormtroopers..Ph: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm LFL 2016. Copyright: 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Stormtroopers..Ph: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm LFL 2016. Copyright: 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved.

Directed, by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla," "Monsters") "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.