NEW YEAR’S STAFF BOOK PICKS

by Jan 12, 2022News, Mental Health0 comments

Have you set yourself a New Years Resolution to ‘read more’ in 2022 or a goal of x amount of books? You’re not alone – it’s perhaps one of the most common resolutions each year, and some of us at Red Tiger are exactly the same (Ruth wants to continue reading regularly, Chloe wants to read 30 books & Steve 50 books!). If you’re only getting back into reading however, it may be quite daunting to think of the countless number of books there are in the world (and the many thousands of new books being published each year) – quite simply, where do you start? Or even if you’re quite the avid reader by now, you may still be looking for some recommendations to widen your genre horizons or try out some new authors. This is why we have decided to each share some books we have read and loved – let us know if you have read any of these, along with your ‘reading goal’ for 2022 if you have one!

STEVE’S BOOK PICKS

  • The Coach’s Casebook – Mastering the Twelve Traits that Trap Us by Geoff Watts and Kim Morgan This is a must have book for anyone, not just coaches. It is clearly written with very practical examples of the 12 traits and strategies for managing them
  • The Power of Geography – 10 Maps that Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall Being a geographer I had to add in a book about how geography is shaping humanity
  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Amusing page turner about an OAP club who wile away the hours solving a murder

PAUL’S BOOK PICKS

  • The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters I was drawn to this book by the fact that Steve Peters worked for LFC as a consultant in helping improve mental performance
  • The Mindful Way Through Stress by Shamash Alidina Linked to the first book, this can help you understand stress and how to try and get the best out of yourself through using mindfulness. It’s a really good book to try if you feel your stress levels are quite high
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Collins Best fictional read in a long time about a woman’s journey through Mexico trying to escape the cartels and other dangers

CHLOE’S BOOK PICKS

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi A very powerful historical fiction novel spanning 300 years, following the descendants of two sisters – one sold into slavery, one a slave trader’s wife & how this impacts upon the fates of their future generations across the Gold Coast of Africa and the American Southeast. A hard read but very poignant – great complexity and very well written
  • Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig This reads in a very personal way, depicting Haig’s struggle with depression, yet I can imagine everyone would find something in this memoir to relate to – ultimately this book makes you feel more present and aware of the small joys in life
  • 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna West Great one to dip in and out of, I try to read an essay an evening as they’re each only a couple of pages long

RUTH’S BOOK PICKS

  • The Remarkable Life of Skin by Monty Lyman A really fascinating read, packed with information you never knew about how complex the largest organ of our body is, from the microbiome to all the many functions it performs
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Beautifully written and leaves you with questions

Cover Photo by Caio from Pexels

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Published by Chloe Feather

Chloe is a recent Human Geography graduate from the University of Leeds, working as Red Tiger’s business admin and marketing assistant.

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