Recommended Reads


Explore some of my highly recommended books including multi-million-copy, best-selling and/or internationally recognised favourites.

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin

History

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Originally published: 2011

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
Kate Moore
Published: 2018

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris
Originally published: 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Originally published: 1960

Fiction

1984
George Orwell
Originally published: 1949

Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens
Originally published: 2018

Society

Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed
Matt Peacock
Originally published: 2009

Why We Sleep
Matthew Walker
Originally published: 2017

How Not to Die
Gene Stone & Michael Gregor
Originally published: 2015

Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
Originally published: 1962

This is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You)
Ed Winters
Originally published: 2022

Biotechnology

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Jamie Metzl
Originally published: 2019

A crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg
Originally published: 2017

Environment

The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies
Guillaume Pitron
Originally published: 2020

Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer
Originally published: 2009

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Naomi Klein
Originally published: 2014

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Bill Gates
Originally published: 2021

More still to come…