2013 Culture

Books Read

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (NF) – an interesting insight into how our lives are governed by habits.

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner – re-read for my book club, but I seemed to be the only one who enjoyed it.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk (NF) – a good reminder of how to write effectively.

Talent is Overrated: What separates world-class performers from everyone else by Geoff Colvin (NF) – argues that talent doesn’t exist in the way that we think but instead comes from hours and hours of deliberate practice.

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler – my favourite author.

What was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn – another re-read for the book club and just as good second time around as the first.

Eleven by Mark Watson – an enjoyable read about a night-time DJ and the people whose paths he crosses.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – fantastic novel, probably the best I’ll read this year.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – I know it’s been highly acclaimed but unfortunately it didn’t do anything for me.  However, I think it might be one of those books that would benefit from a second reading.

Capital by John Lanchester – A very enjoyable read about the residents of a London street.

My Wife Doesn’t Love Me Anymore by Andrew G Marshall – a guide for husbands who want to win back their wives’ love but useful for wives who want to understand why their husbands are acting as they are

Change Your Life With CBT by Corinne Sweet – a useful insight into cognitive behavioural therapy and how to apply it to your life


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