Book Club

So many books, so little time…Here are some of my favourites.

I’ll keep adding to this list, so watch this space. And tell me your favourites when you see me in clinic.

The Course of Love
Anything by Alain De Botton. The man could write a shopping list and I'd read it. Start with The Course
painful yarns
Understanding pain is trickier than we might think.  My 'light blub moment' was half-way through reading Painful Yarns: Metaphors and
Womens Stuff Kaz Cooke
Kaz Cooke does a great job of providing wise, accurate and amusing advice on Girl Stuff and Women's Stuff. Get
Dr Rosie King, one of Australia's favourite sex therapists, has written two excellent books for couples. Where Did My Libido
Sex is a complex life skill, and a little bit of instruction, inspiration and illumination never went astray. I was
Heartline is a funny, thought-provoking book is a series of short stories written by my good friend Dr Brendan Carson.
Jenny Laswon's "mostly true memoir" Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a laugh out loud story of growing up in rural
Yep, another therapy book. Simple stories of the encounters between a psychotherapist and his patients. Profound and moving. You'll need
Peggy wrote this book as a parent, wanting to 'navigate the complicated new landscape' that confronts women today. In the
Ah, my intellectual crush...Alain De Botton introduces this series of essays designed to help us to understand ourselves and the
This is described as 'an open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients'. A series of brief
This is a fabulous introduction to what psychotherapy is, and how it can help to liberate your mind. Gillian and
This is Esther's first book and it's a gem! She is able to take a psychological and sociological look at
Esther is a world famous psychotherapist who specialises in couples, relationship and sex therapy. This is her second book and
Alyssa is a gynaecologist from the USA who wants us all to be able to speak vagina. Yay, I agree! She's
Jen is known as the 'Twitter Gynaecologist' in the USA and Canada. She has a 'vagenda' to inform and empower women
Caitlin Moran's latest offering is a treasure. She tackles the big questions of a woman's life - feminism, mid-life, husbands,
Kaz has done it again! Fab new book. Well researched, good advice and a fun read. If the 'Menopause Monster'
This is the sex education that we all should have had...and still need! Emily utilises the best scientific information to
Just in case you need to understand why the patriarchy sucks for everyone. This is Feminism 101. Love it!
This is such a helpful, practical book for anyone who is working to come to terms with their body and
I looove this woman! In her latest book she wrestles with the question of 'what about men'? How do we