Review: Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet

A breath of fresh air in business managament theory, this approach makes a alots of sense and resonated as the type of system I would want to be employed in. If you have disengaged employees or are disengaged yourself then definately give this a read, maybe they/you want to feel a bit more responsible for…

Review: Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Heart warming story about how she got off the couch and gave it a go, eventually progressing to running distance races. Honest and not sugarcoated but told with humour and humility. Will get you digging out your trainers. 4*

Review: Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy by Sulmaan Wasif Khan

History book about conflict in Tibet. I had hoped it would be told via story, like the prologue sample that kindle provided, but it was a bit more of a dry history book with small sections that were more personable. Still, I learnt alot about an area I had no previous knowledge, but my Mum…

Review: Dare to Do by Sarah Outen

Made me dare to dream big, that I need to do a ‘proper adventure’, but also gave insight into how mch logistics and moeny goes into that kind of adventure. Such a lot of distance is crammed into the book that she is able to skip past any boring bits which gives the book a…

Review: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Must read for anyone who is unsure what is/was going on in Afghanistan. The basics of the conflict are explained in simple terms from Malala’s point of view as a child in the country during the conflict. Relatable, empathy inducing, inspirational. 5*

Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The plot doesn’t go where you expect it to after the first chapter. Entertaining, confusing and eyebrow raising read. Not for the PC police. 4*

Review: After you Left by Carol Mason

I devoured this book in 2 days as it was the first fiction I had read in a while. Heartwarming story that you get inklings of in advance but unfolds in lovely or surprising ways. I wonder if real love is ever really like that depicted here though, but it’s nice to believe that it…

Review: Playing Big by Tara Mohr

A different way of looking at life compared to other self-help/management type books I’ve read. Many of the ‘issues’ to be dealt with were ones I have had to grapple with, but this book encourages tangible action with examples if you’re a bit stuck, which was awesome. Worth a read, but note if you have…

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Contemplates what would happen to society if the power suddenly shifted from the men to the women. Doesn’t go the way you might think. Gripping, with obvious potential as a tv series. 4*