I promised myself at the start of this year that this would be the year that I read more. I wanted to read for pleasure again, after a few years of only reading for studying purposes. This has some what gone out of the window having moved house recently, although I intend to start clawing some time back bit by bit...
My list of books to read has been informed by recommendations from friends, books I've seen mentioned on Twitter and books authored by people whose blogs I read. I'd love to hear if you have read any of them, think there are any to steer clear of or have any I should add to my amazon wishlist! They're quite varied, although mostly dominated by education books.
Get Your Sh*t Together: How to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do. Sarah Knight
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to stop spending time you don't have doing things you don't want with people you don't like. Sarah Knight
What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology. David Didau.
Teach Like a Champion 2.0. Doug Lemov, Norman Atkins.
This Much I Know About Mind Over Matter ... Improving Mental Health in Our Schools. John Tomsett.
The New Spaniards. John Hooper.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. ANders Ericsson, Robert Pool.
Sane New World:Taming the Mind. Ruby Wax.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter. Diana Holquist.
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Amy Chua.
What is the Point of School?: Rediscovering The Heart Of Education. Guy Claxton.
Making Good Progress?: The future of Assessment for Learning. Daisy Christodoulou.
This Much I Know about Love Over Fear: Creating a culture of truly great teaching. John Tomsett.
Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland. Pasi Sahlbery, Diane Ravitch, Andy Hargreaves.
Flip the System. Jelmer Evers.
The Slightly Awesome Teacher: Using Edu-Research to Get Brilliant Results. Dominic Salles.
Como Agua Para Chocolate. Laura Esquivel.
Nada. Carmen Laforet.
White Noise. Don DeLillio.
Educating Ruby: What Our Children Really Need to Learn. Guy Claxton, Bill Lucas.
Look at Me. Jennifer Egan.
Ghosts of Spain. Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past. Gies Tremlett.
Different Class. Joanne Harris.
On Beauty. Zadie Smith.
NW. Zadie Smith.
Swing Time. Zadie Smith.
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. The Dali Lama.
Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged. Roger Scruton.
Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Regorous Literacy Instruction. Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, Erica Woolway.
Progressively worse: The Burden of Bad Ideas in British Schools. Robert Peal.
Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better. Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, Katie Yezzi.
Trivium in Practice. Martin Robinson.
Trivium 21c: Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past. Martin Robinson.
Don't Send Him in Tomorrow: Shining a light on the marginalised, disenfranchised and forgotten children of today's schools. Jarlath O'Brien.
Hopeful Schools. Mary Myatt.
Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories. E.D.Hirsch.
Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World's Education Superpowers. Lucy Crehan.
The New Middle Leader's Handbook. James Ashmore, Caroline Clay.