With 2021 nearly upon us, some of you may be thinking about resolutions for the upcoming year. Reading more often is one I always have on my list, but I find it easy to give up if I don’t know what books to read, so I’m usually relying on other people for recommendations. Therefore, we thought it might be useful to provide you with a list of our top 20 medicine-related books. Not only will this give you some inspiration if one of your goals for 2021 is to read more (like me!) but it may also be useful for interviews, personal statements or just general interest!
(in no particular order)
Obviously, this list is very extensive so don’t feel as though you have to read every single book, but equally don’t feel restricted by this list - there are loads of great books out there, these are just some of our favourites!
Also, in future weeks will be releasing short summaries and reviews of a few of the books on this list so do look out for those posts!!
We have also compiled a list of podcast recommendations below. Podcasts are great because you can put them on whilst carrying out other tasks - I often pop on a podcast while cooking dinner, having a shower, or going for a walk. Similarly, the journey to school or work is also a good opportunity to have a listen. The podcasts we have included cover a broad range of topics (ie. are not all strictly medicine related).
I would suggest doing a quick research of some of these recommendations to determine which books/podcasts pique your interest.
If you do read any of the books or have a listen to any of the podcasts that we’ve recommended, post a picture on Instagram and tag us @Medmentoruk as we’d love to see which ones you've been enjoying most!
Happy reading (and/or listening)!
Author and Editor: Allegra Wisking