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I thought it would be a nice idea to share with all you lovely people books that I have read and found useful. Some I have devoured and become ambassadors for the cause in the book, others I’ve taken something useful from but might wonder about the relevancy of some of it or plain disagree. There are many other books that I have read that I didn’t get anything out of, stood against my values or were just pain wrong – I won’t list those! But all these books have part of the journey of my self-discovery and self-development since the start of 2019. I hope you are also inspired by something you read in them too – let me know!

  • Start With Why – Simon Sinek
  • Quiet – Susan Cain
  • Bounce – Matthew Syed
  • This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay
  • Being Mortal – Atual Gwande
  • Complications – Atual Gwande
  • The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama and Howard C. Carter
  • Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez
  • We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Virgin Way – Richard Branson
  • The Chimp Paradox – Dr Steve Peters
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goldman
  • Not a book , but the leadership stream at BSAVA 2018 by Katherine Eitel, available as podcasts to BSAVA members

Books on mindfulness, mental wellness and related

  • The Wild Remedy – Emma Mitchell. I found out recently that Emma has a sister who is a vet.
  • Sane New World, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and How to be Human by Ruby Wax
  • Sunny Side Up by Susan Calman

Perspectives on life and living

  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • An astronaut’s guide to life on earth – Chris Hadfield

On my ‘to read’ pile

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Mindset by Dr Carol Dweck
  • Dare to Lead by Rene Brown – I love her TED talks
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • Be a free range human by Marianne Cantwell
  • The Values Factor by Dr John Demartini
  • Your best year yet by Jinny Ditzler