all the books mentioned on the MakeWorkWork podcast

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The MakeWorkWork podcast is a recorded conversation between two friends on each side of the Atlantic – navigating the professional world; talking tech, travel, and reading while doing their best to make work work.

Find below all the books we've ever mentioned on the podcast, sorted by fiction, nonfiction and misc. Find us on Instagram for a feed of our favourite quotes from these as well – and we'd love to hear your own picks for books or quotes.

The links are affiliated, so if you choose to buy one of these a small fraction goes to support the podcast. Thanks for listening.

Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

in episode 5 • link


by Gregory David Roberts

in episode 1 & 3 • link

The Jack Reacher Series

by Lee Child

in episode 5 • link

The Harry Potter Series

by J. K. Rowling

in episode 1 • link

Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson

in episode 1 • link

Deep Work

by Cal Newport

in episode 5 • link


by Greg McKeown

in episode 1 • link


by Angela Duckworth

in episode 5 • link


by Yuval Noah Harari

in episode 3 • link

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

in episode 1 • link

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

by Samin Nosrat

in episode 5 • link

Show Your Work!

by Austin Kleon

in episode 4 • link

Tools of Titans

by Tim Ferriss

in episode 1 • link

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck!

by Mark Manson

in episode 3 & 5 • link

The Happiness Advantage

by Shawn Achor

in episode 1 • link


by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

in episode 5 • link

How to Be an Imperfectionist

by Stephen Guise

in episode 5 • link

The Daily Stoic

by Ryan Holiday

in episode 2 & 6 • link

The Artist's Way

by Julia Cameron

in episode 6 • link

The Innovators

by Walter Isaacson

in episode 1 • link

Money: Master the Game

by Tony Robbins

in episode 1 • link

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

by Karen Abbott

in episode 5 • link

We Are All Just A Collection Of Cords

by Chrissy Stockton

in episode 5 • link


by Fríða Ísberg

in episode 6 • link

Ljóð fyrir Letingja

by Haukur Homm

in episode 6 • link

Tiny Beautiful Things

by Cheryl Strayed

in episode 5 • link

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

by Elena Favilli

in episode 5 • link

Northern Lights (audiobook)

by Philip Pullman

in episode 6 • link

Exactly What to Say

by Phil M Jones

Artemis (audiobook)

by Andy Weir

in episode 6

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