Nicky Reads

The Most Meaningful Books I Read in 2017

Yes, this blog post is way past due. A new New Year's Resolution: actually blog on schedule, sheesh. Last year, I read 40 books – 25 non-fiction, 15 fiction! Of all those, there were eight books that resonated deeply with me, both intellectually and emotionally, and I can honestly say I…


The Happiness Trap: Zine-ified

A while back, I read Russ Harris's The Happiness Trap, an introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. It's really helped me out the last couple months, so I thought I'd share it with y'all -- as a zine! Print it out & carry it around in your wallet or whatever.…


The Most Meaningful Books I Read in 2016

In 2016, I learnt a lot about myself and the world. Mostly, I learnt about how much I've yet to learn. True learning comes from experience and relationships and deep personal reflection, buuuuut since I can't transmit that through the internet, here's a belated Top X Books of 20XX Listicle…


Three Books on Violence

Forty-nine people at a queer nightclub, then a Member of Parliament in Britain, then 300+ Muslims during Ramadan, then two black men, then five police officers, then 84 beachgoers, then 250+ Turks, then three more police officers. It's been a long month. This is probably not a healthy coping mechanism,…


Nicky Reads: Feeling Good

I've been struggling with anxiety for a long, long time. I've mostly dealt with it by trying to channel it into my work – but I thought it was about high time I did more formal, evidence-backed therapy techniques. Buuuuut I can't afford a therapist, so this book had to do.…