Reading List // The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho


This book totally passed me by! I never used to be much of a reader, especially of fiction books, so I missed all the hype that lead to The Alchemist becoming one of the world’s most read books, selling over 150 million copies.

Having seen a lot of people’s “it changed my life” statements about it, followed by many a “don’t know what the hype is about” comments, I figured I needed to find out for myself.

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Reading List // Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

With Barack Obama ending his 8 year term as President of the United States, and all the media that came with it, I realised that I didn’t know much about the man before the White House.

Knowing that he’d had a few books published, many years before his election campaign, I decided to add these to my reading list to learn about his upbringing and what led him to go into politics.

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Reading List // You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

After one of my best friends recommended this book as being awesome it was already on my list of books to read. So when it came up as Audible’s Deal of the Day I decided, “what better time than now to start being a badass!”.

Firstly I love Jen Sincero’s style of writing. Secondly, I love Jen Sincero’s narration of her own writing.

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Reading List // You Don’t Know Me But – Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle Book

Being a football fan I do know who Clarke Carlisle is, and I already knew little pieces of his story. Chairman of the PFA, the Premier League footballer who appeared on Countdown and supporter of anti-racism in football campaigns.

I was also aware that he is possibly the only modern day footballer to speak so openly about suffering from depression. Continue reading “Reading List // You Don’t Know Me But – Clarke Carlisle”

Reading List // The Last Act of Love – Cathy Rentzenbrink

I added ‘The Last Act of Love’ to my reading list after seeing it mentioned on a few different end of 2016 “Best Books” lists, and when it came up as deal of the day on Audible I snapped it up.

‘The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister’ is author Cathy Rentzenbrink’s heartfelt account of the aftermath of the life changing moment her brother Matty was knocked down, aged 16, walking home from a night out. He suffered a huge head injury and was left in a persistant vegetive state (PVS). Continue reading “Reading List // The Last Act of Love – Cathy Rentzenbrink”