Book reviews

Bitesize book reviews of fiction and non-fiction titles (for detailed analysis of fiction, see Literature).

Bounce: the 10,000-hour rule and the quest for mastery

What experts say about the power of practice, and how to apply it to your life

Published: 28 June 2022
28 June 2022

Why you should read: Fake History, by Otto English

From the Aztecs to the evolution of curry, why the lure of fake history is hard to resist

Published: 16 May 2022
16 May 2022

Why Neanderthals don’t make good politicians

You wouldn't vote for a Neanderthal - but they can teach us a lot about human society

Published: 19 March 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
19 March 2022

Why you should read: Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

A brief intro to sci-fi novella Rendezvous with Rama ahead of 2024's film adaptation

Published: 26 February 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
26 February 2022

Why you should read: Atomic Habits, by James Clear

Can tiny steps lead to big change? Atomic Habits turns the spotlight on behaviour change

Published: 10 February 2022 | Last updated: 8 May 2022
10 February 2022

Why you should read: The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel

Cave bears, mammoths and lions – oh my

Published: 30 December 2021 | Last updated: 19 March 2022
30 December 2021

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