The Best Books I Read in 2017

It really annoys me that I haven’t met my Goodreads reading challenge this year! I was meant to have read 52 books. I’ve completely read 47, and half read about 50 or more… which is ridiculous! This year, I somehow cultivated a tendency to start reading one book before switching to another, depending on what’s going on in my life, […]

Give and Take – Asking for Help and Support

I recently finished Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. It’s a good book, (although, I preferred his Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World). Give and Take discusses the benefits of focusing on giving, and highlights ways that you can give without burning out. It also goes over the benefits of giving and asking for help. Something […]

The Best Books I Read in 2016

I read a lot of books this year. Many were medical/health related books. I haven’t listed those here. I’m no medic and have no idea how accurate they are. Some were helpful, others less so. If you want recommendations – email me. Here are the books I enjoyed the most: Media/Technology So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson – This is an […]

The Best Books I Read in 2015

I read a load of interesting books in 2015. Here are some of my favourites: Mindfulness Search Inside Yourself by Chang-Meng Tan – this is one of the most practical books about mindfulness and emotional intelligence I’ve read. 10% Happier: How I tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works by Dan Harris […]

The Best Books I Read in 2014

I read quite a bit this year. Here are the books I found most useful and/or interesting: Random and Interesting The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – This should be read by anyone wanting to be in the slightest bit creative. The Big Short by Michael Lewis – The film is very good but the book is better. I […]

The Best Books I Read in 2013

I had a lot more time to read this year than I have done before. Here are some of the ones I enjoyed the most: Random and Interesting The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect us From Violence by Gavin De Becker – This has got to be one of the most important books I’ve read. Every woman should […]

Life Changing Books – The Best Non-Fiction

Despite the joy I derived from reading as a child, between starting my A levels and 2010, I read very few books.  Uni and law school were four years of stress – juggling studies, work, debt, a drinking problem, and homelessness. It wasn’t a happy time. Afterwards, I worked in a law firm, and was regularly exhausted by the long working hours […]