recommended reading



reading is to learn, to escape, to visit places far and wide. reading is to improve yourself, to help improve others and to improve the world by gaining a better understanding of it.

Books are a comfort, a source of new information and a means of finding common ground with others. Whether it's learning the science behind the creativity of cooking, gaining a deeper understanding of mental health and the brain, or finding peace amongst a good story, books provide the means.

Avid readers are forever on the search for the next good read, and here you'll find simply that. Lists and recommendations of books I think you might just like.

Latest Posts

Favourite Fiction vol. 1

Books don’t always need to be learning, sometimes the best thing they do is let you escape for a little while into another world and into another person’s story. Here are some of my favourite fiction books that I haven’t been able to put down (sometimes a few times). The Book Thief – Markus Zusak This is now pretty common on lists of favourite fiction, and so it should be….

Books about mental health vol. 1

Two things have helped me manage my anxiety and depression above all else. Being honest about it with other people, and learning more about it. I’ve found certain books to help with that more than anything. Here’s five that I think might just help you too: Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig This book will make you uncomfortable. The title itself brings forward the realities of struggling with suicide…

Ryan's books

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Try This At Home: Adventures in songwriting
The Handmaid's Tale
Where the Crawdads Sing
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn’t Get Taught At School
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Bridge of Clay
All My Friends are Superheroes
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?
Fretboard Logic Se: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning Plus Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete: 1 & 2
The 5 Minute Journal: Stress less and accomplish more with 5 minutes of Journaling a day
Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Down Under
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

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Reading Challenge

On the way to 30 books in 2020
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