Book & Film Recommendations


Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift

Frankenstein (1817) by Mary Shelley

A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens

Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Brontë

Crime and Punishment (1866) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker

The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka

Quicksand (1928) by Nella Larsen

Voyage in the Dark (1934) by Jean Rhys

The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (1950) by C.S. Lewis

The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J.D. Salinger

Psycho (1959) by Robert Bloch

The Haunting of Hill House (1959) by Shirley Jackson

To Kill A Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger (1966) by Roald Dahl

Matilda (1988) by Roald Dahl

White Teeth (2000) by Zadie Smith

Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) by Junot Diaz

Indian Horse (2012) by Richard Wagamese

Welcome to Pringlewood (2020) by Quentin Stuckey

Non Fiction:

The Highly Sensitive Person (1997) by Elaine Aaron

The Happiness Hypothesis (2006) by Jonathan Haidt

Personality: What Makes You The Way You Are (2007) by Daniel Nettle

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012) by Susan Cain

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2014) by Bessel van der Kolk

Confessions of a Sensitive Man: An Unconventional Defense of Sensitive Men (2020) by William Allen

Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety from the Doctor Who Created It (2020) by Russell Kennedy


The Lady Vanishes (1938) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Citizen Kane (1941) directed by Orson Welles

Arsenic and Old Lace (1946) directed by Frank Capra

Rope (1948) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

12 Angry Men (1957) directed by Sidney Lumet

Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

West Side Story (1961) directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols

A Clockwork Orange (1971) directed by Stanley Kubrick

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) directed by Tobe Hooper

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) directed by Jim Sharman

Back to the Future (1985) directed by Robert Zemeckis

Goodfellas (1990) directed by Martin Scorsese

Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Clerks (1994) directed by Kevin Smith

Pulp Fiction (1994) directed by Quentin Tarantino

The Truman Show (1998) directed by Peter Weir

The Incredibles (2004) directed by Brad Bird

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) directed by Marc Foster

Midnight in Paris (2011) directed by Woody Allen

It's A Disaster (2012) directed by Todd Berger

American Hustle (2013) directed by David O. Russell

Birdman (2014) directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Amy (2015) directed by Asif Kapadia

Inside (2021) directed by Bo Burnham