Recent Reads

The House of Silk ~ Anthony Horowitz

Believe it or not, the first Sherlock Holmes novel I’ve ever read in it’s entirety…and a really great read at that.   Many of my pupils adore Horowitz, so I was excited to read a book of his for myself.  Really good, pacey, well-written and full of twists and turns – I heartily recommend!

The Power of Habit ~ Charles Durigg

I love a good pop-science book, especially when it contains ideas and thinking I can apply to my everyday life!  This was a dense book but a thoroughly worthwhile read.  I found the idea of how habits are used in industry absolutely fascinating!

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast ~ Laura Vanderkam

A very quick read right at the tail end of last year and really interesting.  Funnily enough, this book was a lot to do with habits also – there were a few pieces of research which were cited in both books.  This was the ideal book to read before embarking on some lifestyle changes and really crystallised my thinking.  Definitely helped ease my initial horror at the 5 am starts!

I Can Make You Hate ~ Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker is such a dark writer, but totally compelling and intelligent with it, so I tend to very much enjoy his books.  This collection of his writings for The Guardian, The Ten O’Clock Show and other endeavours was the perfect post-Christmas read.


  1. Riot Kitty
    21st January 2013 / 10:55 pm

    I love dark, witty humor!

    • Claire
      27th January 2013 / 3:00 pm

      We have that in common – definitely give Brooker a look!

  2. Christielli
    22nd January 2013 / 3:09 am

    You are totally going to kick my ass in the reading this year. I just finished my first book of the year! I don't think I'll ever repeat the reading pace I kept up in 2012.

    • Claire
      27th January 2013 / 3:00 pm

      You are my reading idol. True story.

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