Judy’s reading

Having trouble structuring your day? Listen to the episode where Judy describes James Clear’s brilliant two-minute rule and Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journalling method. 2 great books, highly recommended.

Nadine Ingram‘s cookbook, Flour and Stone, is centre stage on my shelf of baking bibles. And it brings together, each to play to their respective strengths, two of my favourite Unpaused podcast guests, Nadine and her publisher and sometime recipe tester, Julie Gibbs. As well as inspired recipes, there’s also failsafe technique and an introduction that leaves nothing to chance. A keeper.⁠

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Times called it “a book to spark joy’ but I liked what The Lady said: “Charming… if you’re in need of respite from the prevailing gloom, look no further…”. ⁠My favourite book for reading but especially in a lockdown.

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven‎

The pandemic has brought Unpaused into the here and now. So over the lockdown Unpaused changed direction temporarily, to help you focus on the many ways of getting your house in order. With hours to fill at home, there’s good work to be done that will stand you in great stead when the world returns to some sort of normal.  This book is part of this series, to lift the spirits and help get your house in order.


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

In fiction, Curtis Sittenfeld imagines a different reality for the country she loves and the twin cities in Minnesota in which she now lives. Excellent reading about leadership for right now.