Books and authors that have influenced me and my view of things, in some shape or form.

These vary greatly in terms of content and genre, and is an evolving list, but feel free to flick through at a book store or borrow from the library. Reading of any kind is time well spent in my books (pardon the pun).

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss


  • ‘The Good Life’ Hugh Mackay (well respected Australian social researcher)
  • Alain de Botton’s collected works and ‘The School of Life’
  • ‘Sophie’s World’ Jostein Gaarder
  • Allan Watts (British born American philosopher)
  • ‘The Seat of the Soul’ and ‘The Heart of the Soul’ Gary Zukav
  • ‘Deep Thoughts on Life, the Universe and Everything’ Mark Vernon
  • ‘The Ripple Effect’ Tony Ryan
  • ‘The Essential Dalai Lama’ Ed. by Rajiv Mehrotra
  • ‘The Bookseller of Kabul’ Asne Seierstad


  • ‘1984’ George Orwell
  • ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ C.S Lewis
  • ‘Frankenstein’ Mary Shelley
  • ‘Oh the Place You’ll Go’, Dr Seuss
  • ‘Jane Eyre’ Charlotte Bronte
  • ‘The Alchemist’ Paulo Coelho
  • Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ but all his works really
  • ‘The Power of One’ Bryce Courtney