Recommended Reading List

A good portion of my life is spent reading books. So I created this page specifically to share some of my favourite books from the areas I like to read about. 

Each of these books has given me important life lessons, insights or moments of inspiration that have changed my life for the better. It's my hope that they will do the same for you.

I've separated my recommended books into the following categories:

Recommended books on Writing & Creativity

The War of Art

Steven Pressfield

A fundamental book on breaking through creative blocks and learning how to express yourself as a creative person. Pressfield shares his own personal battles and frustrations with the craft and delivers timeless wisdom that will stay with you long after you are finished reading.

 

Turning Pro

Steven Pressfield

If you enjoy the War of Art you will definitely love Turning Pro. The follow up to his first book, this one is a manifesto on professionalism - on taking yourself from the realms of the amateur and putting yourself in the arena as a full time pro.

 

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell

This is a personal favourite of mine, because It's the first book I can honestly say that made me want to become a writer. The way Gladwell was able to convey ideas and unfold them through a story or character in this book was unlike anything I had ever read before. I was hooked and read all of his books shortly after (which I would also recommend). Just read the introduction on the Biblical battle of David and Goliath and I guarantee you will be hooked.

 

Everybody Writes

Ann Handley

An incredibly helpful resource full of practical guidance from one of the leaders in the content creation field. This book will give you the clarity and strategy you need to create a range of high quality written content for any platform.

 

The Elements of Eloquence

Mark Forsyth

Another fantastic resource for anyone who writes. Mark Forsyth dissects the language and rhetoric tools we never learned in school and delves into how they have been used in some of the most impactful ways. Want to know why Yoda's dialogue is so memorable? What is so appealing about the lyrics to Hotel California? Or what Charles Dickens and Katy Perry have in common? It's all explained in this book.