Like many others, by the time the new year break rocks around, our team are due for a bit of a re-charge away from the desk. Sometimes the best way to do this is to read a book, listen to a podcast, chuck on a new playlist or get comfortable in front of the TV.

So, to share the love, we thought we’d put together our 2021/2022 book/podcast/music/TV/movie recommendations in one carefully curated list.

We’ll say it now – you’re welcome. After all, we spend most of our workdays reading and listening, so we wouldn’t recommend anything that wasn’t worth your time. Check out what the iCLAW team is reading this summer below.



  • The Children of Men by P.D. James

  • Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

  • Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover


  • The Storyteller by Dave Grohl (specifically, the Audible version)

  • Will by Will Smith

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee

  • Return of a King by William Dalrymple

  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

  • Truth. Grow. Repeat. by Mike Edmonds

  • Gentle Parenting by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

  • Pause by Danielle Merchant


  • Evil Genius with Russell Kane

  • Fletch, Vaughan and Megan (ZM) Podcast

  • Uncanny with Danny Robins

  • Battersea Poltergeist with Danny Robins

  • You’re Dead To Me

  • Do You F*****g Mind?

  • She’s On The Money

  • Dare to Lead with Brene Brown

  • How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

  • Elton John

  • LAB


  • Clarice

  • Band of Brothers

  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year

  • Cobra Kai

  • The Witcher


  • Klaus

  • Pulp Fiction

  • Matrix Resurrections

  • Spiderman

  • Ghostbusters

  • House of Gucci

  • Don’t Look Up

  • Love Actually

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