My Eco and Educational reading list for 2019

My educational reading list for the year ahead, do you have any of the same titles on your list?

2019 is the year for me to get a deeper understanding of sustainable issues and what I can do to improve my way of living. I want to know what I can do to protect the planet and also to be more productive with my time. ( I think the two go hand in hand). I read everyday, usually fiction on my kindle, but for factual books I always go back to paper copies. I find it much easier to look back through a hard copy when I want to refer back to something.

Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

This is a really fascinating book and the one that I have started first. The book looks at the geography of the world and how different countries politics and alliances are effected by things like their landmass, natural resources, seas and mountain ranges. It’s broken down into chapters by country and includes handy maps to help you visualise the topic of discussion.

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Not a sustainability book, but one that I hope will help me focus my thoughts and time management. I want to have enough time alongside my full -time job to allow me to run the blog well with quality content. The synopsis tells me I will be able to achieve more in less time and that it will make me better at what I do. Bring it on!

Farmageddon by Philip Limbury with Isabel Oakshott

Last year I read Deadzone, another Philip Limbury book which I found really interesting, so I thought I would give this one ago. Farmageddon looks at the food industry, focusing on meat production and how our current eating practices are ruining the planet. From the reviews I’ve read this will hopefully be as informative and fascinating as Deadzone.

Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo

This was one I have seen pop up numerous times on social media. In my day job I have to do lots of presenting and talking to new people. I don’t always find this easy and question whether I am speaking in an engaging way. This book looks at 9 secrets to public speaking, discussed by some of the most influential TED Talk speakers of the world.

How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners – Lee

Again this is another one that I can across on Instagram. The term ‘carbon footprint’ is flung around everywhere, but what does it actually mean? Hopefully this book should tell me. It looks at the carbon footprint of everyday items such as purchasing food and surfing the net, not just the big things that initially come to mind such as driving and flying.

The Modern Cooks Year by Anna Jones

This is a big statement, but I think Anna Jones is my favourite chef! I have another one of her books, and I think this one actually beats the first.This book is broken down into seasonal sections with full recipes and also charts to help you put your own recipes together. The book is beautifully photographed and presented, and the instructions are clear to follow.


If you can recommend any books on sustainability or sustainable style, please let me know, I would love to hear them so please comment below and let me know.

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