Winter Break Reading Recommendations For and By PT and PTA Students
Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes
Finals are over, clinicals have ended, and now you've got some time to sit back and relax over the holiday season. To pass the time, and keep you on your A game, we asked PT and PTA students what reading recommendations they'd give to their fellow classmates. See below for just some of the responses we received.
"The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
- Fernando E.
"Daring Great" by Berne Brown
- Katie K.
"Left Neglected" & "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova, (Anything by Lisa Genova), "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
- Josie K.
"Far From the Tree" by Andrew Fatiman, "Paula" by Isabelle Allende, "The Way I See It" by Temple Granden, "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge, Physical Therapy Factoids - "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall, "Incognito" by David Eagleman
- Christina H.
"Stiff" by Mary Roach
- Chase E.
"Leadership is an Art" by Max Depree
- Kayla H.
"Over My Head" by Claudia L. Osborn
- Yursa I.
"The Alzheimer's Solution," "How Doctors Think"
- Becca F.
"Habits of Highly Effective People" by Covey
- Lauren H.
"Being Mortal" by Atul Gwande
- Maggie D.
"The Introvert Advantage" & "How to Thrive in an Extrovert World" by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy. D., "The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthroughs of Our Lives" by James Forrester, M.D.
- Josh K.
"The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance" by Josh Waitzkin
- Nathan S.
Any of Lisa Genova's books, "Still Alice" "Left Neglect" "Inside the O'Brien's"
- Danielle N.
"Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain, "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek, "Run Don't Walk" by Adele Levine, Anything by Louis Gifford
- Ryan M.
"Mindshift and Learning How to Learn" by Barb Oakley
- Alexis D.
"The Day My Brain Exploded" by Ashok Rajamani
- Kendall C.
Anything by Lisa Genova, "Love Anthony"
- Emily D.
"Matters Gray & White" by Russell Martin
- Eri M.
"The Sports Gene" by David Epstein, "The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly" by Jean-Dominique Bauby
- Mary K.
"The Running Dream" by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Jennifer O.
"Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferriss
- Tyler S.
"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns" by Mindy Kaling
- Jackie R.
"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman
- Leigh R.
"Hannibal and Me" by Andreas Kluth
- Brendon L.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
- Nicole L.
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks
- Terry P.
"Unconventional Medicine" by Chris Kresser
- Aimee D.
"Bellevue" by David Oshinsky, "The Anatomist" by Bill Hayes, "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D
- Daria O.
"Struck By Genius" by Jason Padgett, "The Dueling Neurosurgeons" by Sam Kean
- Becky A.
"Locked In" by Jeff Hudson and Richard Marsh
- Lucy P.
"The Millionaire Next Door" by Thomas J. Stanley
- Yonas T.
"To Sell Is Human" by Daniel Pink
- Jerry D.
"Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box" by The Arbinger Institute
- Samantha P.
"Mindset" by Carol Dweck, "Make It Stick" by Peter C. Brown, "Peak" by K. Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool, "Grit" by Angela Duckworth
- Robin D.
"Hot Lights, Cold Steel" and "Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs" by Michael Collins, "Another Day in the Frontal Lobe" by Katina Firlik, Everything by Mitch Albom, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch
- Lisa Grant
"Tribe on Mentors" by Tim Ferriss
- Sara E.
"The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin, "Under the Bar" by Dave Tate, "Never Let Go" by Dan John
- Adam S.
"Anatomy of an Illness" By Norman Cousins
- Jonathan S.
"Explain Pain" & "Explain Pain Supercharged" by David Butler and Lorimor Mosely, "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life" by Marshall Rosenberg, "Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body" by Jo Marchant
- Dana R.
"Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
- Genry P.
Nothing - enjoy your time, take care of yourself and your mental health.
- Brandon S.
"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goldman, "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, "The Signal and the Noise" by Nate Silver
- Zach S.
"48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene, "You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader" by Mark Sanborn, "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, "Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In" by Brett Bartholomew
- Ky P.
Anything by Terry Pratchett
- Rachel J.
"Blink" "Outliers" & "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge, "Brain on Fire" by Susan Cahalan, "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" by Robert Sapolsky, "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, "Desk bound" & "Ready To Run" by Kelly Starett, "Ghost Boy" by Martin Pistorius
- Bronte M.
"What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" by Danielle Ofri
- Danielle D.
"The Barbell Prescription" by Jonathan Sullivan & Andy Baker
- Jimmy M.
"The Gift of Pain" by Paul Brand
- Jeremy F.
"Brain on Fire" by Susannah Callahan
– Lauren Z.
"When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi, "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown
– Susan H.
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