Mullany Mentors’ Good Read Recommendations

We've asked our Mullany Mentors to suggest some of their favourite titles to share with our Mullany students, and here they are!

On this page, you'll find a categorised list of suggested reads by our fantastic Mullany e-Mentors. The aim is simple, we'd like to provide you with additional reading support you may find of interest to you. Each title has been linked to Amazon or Google Books so you can view the summary and access titles easily. 

Remember that local libraries are a great resource so please make the most of them. If you’re interested in any of the books listed, please check with your local library to see if they have it available.

Enjoy and remember to feedback, we'd love to hear from you!

Please note this is not an extensive reading list, universities and colleges may have suggested reads of their own.

* Suited for a more mature audience


Ross and Wilson Anatomy and physiology - Anne Waugh and Allison Grant

Anatomy and Human Movement - Roger W. Soames, Nigel Palastanga and Richard Tibbitts

Anatomy Coloring Book - Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson



Clinical Biochemistry - Allan Gaw, Michael J. Murphy, James Sheperd, Michael J. Stewart, Robert A. Cowan and Denis St. J. O'Reilly

Clinical Chemistry - William J. Marshall, Andrew P. Day and Marta Lapsley 



DNA - James Watson

The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins



Institute of Biomedical Science website



Getting into Dental School - Adam Cross 

Anatomy for Dental Students - Martin Atkinson

Whole-Body Dentistry - Mark A Breiner

So you want to be a Dentist? – Marcus Neff

Dental Anatomy Coloring Book - Samkeylon Publication



Habitat loss doesn’t just affect species, it impacts networks of ecological relationships - Miguel Lurgi

Live fast, die small: how global heating is simplifying the world’s ecosystems - Miguel Lurgi

A numbers game: killing rabbits to conserve native mammals - Euan Ritvhie, Damien Fordham and Miguel Lurgi


General Science:

A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Bad Science - Ben Goldacre

Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman! – Richard Feynman



How the immune system worksLauren Sompayrac

The Beautiful Cure: The New Science of Human Health – Daniel M Davis

The Compatibility Gene – Daniel M Davis


Marine Biology:

What's it like to be a...? Marine Biologist - Elizabeth Dowden and Lisa Thompson

Mapping the Deep – Robert Kunzig

The secret life of sharks – Peter Klimley

Neptune’s Ark – David Rains Wallace

Voyage of the turtle: In pursuit of the Earth’s last dinosaur – Carl Safina



Medical school interviews - Olivier Picard and George Lee 

Get into medical school -1250 UKCAT practice questions - Oliver Picard 

The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside - Sherwin Nuland *

The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddartha Mukherjee *

The House of God - Samuel Shem *

Your life in my hands - Rachel Clarke *

When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi *

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande *

Better - Atul Gawanda *

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot *

Trust me I’m a junior doctor – Max Pemberton

This is going to hurt – Adam Kay *

A crack in creation - Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg

The Prison Doctor - Amanda Brown *

Critical - Matt Morgan *

With the End In Mind - Kathryn Mannix *

The Four Pillars Plan - Rangan Chatterjee

It's All in Your Head - Suzanne O'Sullivan *

Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig *

Unnatural Causes - Richard Shepherd *



Becoming a Student Midwife – Ellie Durant

Catching babies – Sheena Byrom

Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook - Vicky Chapman and Cathy Charles

The Roar Behind the Silence - Sheena Byrom

Giving Birth Like a Feminist - Milli Hill


Natural Science:

The Running Hare – John Lewis Stempel

Dry Store Room Number 1 - Richard Fortey



Do No Harm - Henry Marsh *

Rhythms of the Brain - Gyorgy Buzsaki *

Behave - Robert Sapolsky *

Innate - Kevin Mitchell *

Other Minds - Peter Godfrey-Smith *

Neurotribes - Steve Silberman *

The Brain That Changes Itself - Normal Doidge



The Language of Kindness - Christie Watson

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm - Mei Ling (children’s nursing)

The Nurse’s Anatomy and Physiology Colouring Book - Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd and Jennifer Boore

Clinical Skills for Nurses (Student Survival Skills) - Claire Boyd


Nutrition and dietetics:

Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction - Allison Karpyn

Food policy: integrating health, environment and society -Tim Lang, David Barling and Martin Caraher*

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health - Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan

Spoon Fed – Tim Spector


Paramedic Science:

Emergency care in the streets – Nancy Caroline



Bad Pharma - Ben Goldacre



Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in MovementJames Earls

Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution - Nick Lane

The Concise Book of Muscles - Chris Jarmey



The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks

Essentials of Human Memory - Alan D.Baddeley *

The Little Book of Psychology - Emily Ralls and Caroline Riggs

Starting out in methods and statistics for psychology - Victoria Bourne *

The Notebook of a New Clinical Neuropsychologist: Stories From Another World - Rudi Coetzer

The autistic brain - Temple Grandin and Richard Panek



ARTP handbook to Spirometry


Veterinary Science:

Getting into Veterinary School – James Barton (11th edition) 

Getting into Veterinary School – John Handley (4th edition)

Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book - Rambaumniel Publication 

How to Become a Veterinarian - Susanna Lee

All Creatures Great and Small – James Herriot

Every Living Thing  – James Herriot

All Things Wise and Wonderful  – James Herriot

Encounters with Animals – Gerald Durrell

A Zoo in My Luggage – Gerald Durrell

The Vet Record (Magazine)


General Recommendations:

Self improvement:

How To Fail: Everything I've Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong - Elizabeth Day     

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day Podcast

Feel the feel and do it anyway - Susan Jeffers

Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life – Tom Rath

The Chimp Paradox – Steve Peters

You Are Awesome – Matthew Syed

Think Like a Monk - Jay Shetty



The Body - Bill Bryson

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Dr Yuval Noah Harari *

A brief history of everyone who ever lived - Adam Rutherford *



To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee



Wonder - R.J.Palacio

My sisters keeper - Jodi picoult *

Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey *

Still Alice - Lisa Genova *

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon