The Reading Room

Not surprising, I suppose, but I am an avid reader. Here I’ll share with you some of my favourite books both for business and pleasure. I’m happy to hear your recommendations. Email me a recommendation of a book you’ve recently read and why you enjoyed it.

Books for Business – Authors

Seth Godin
Napoleon Hill
Robert Kiyosaki
Steve Jobs
Timothy Ferriss

Books for Pleasure – Authors

You’ll notice that my favourite authors tend to be in the same genre. I can’t seem to get enough of crime fiction. Do you have a crime fiction specialist you can recommend I try?
Agatha Christie
Lee Child
Harlan Coben
Peter James
Martin Edwards
Lesley Cookman
Sophie Hannah
Rebecca Tope
Kate Ellis

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”Mark Twain
"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."Gustave Flaubert
"Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing."Bernard Malamud
"Good writing will bring you to places you don't even expect sometimes."James Gandolfini
"Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult."David Ogden Stiers
"You have the itch for writing born in you. It’s quite incurable. What are you going to do with it?"L.M. Montgomery
"It’s better to write about things you feel than about things you know about."L.P. Hartley
"A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters."Angela Carter
First edition published by Curious Monkey 2015