My Top 5 most enjoyable Med books

Hey everyone!

I’m back with a new post. This week, I’m going to share with you the 5 most enjoyable books that I’ve used in Med school! These are the books I was always happy to study from, due to their easy-going, friendly style.

Just a quick note: I’ve linked each title to the book’s page on Amazon. However, many of these books have a newer edition available, so if you are interested in buying them, don’t forget to look for the newest version first.

Let’s start!

1.Neuroanatomy: an illustrated colour text


That book was an absolute lifesaver when we started our Neuroanatomy course. I’ve been very interested in Neuroanatomy and Neurology throughout Med school, so I have quite a collection of Neuro books. However, nothing was simple enough for a beginner -all the other books needed an already formed base of knowledge. So, after recommendations from a colleague, I got this one. Great book, amazing illustrations and simple accompanying text that breaks down complex concepts. It was a real game changer and gave me a solid foundation in one of the most demanding subjects of the first years. Highly recommended!

2.Microbiology made ridiculously simple


Okay, I don’t think that there is a Med student who hasn’t loved this book. Simple, witty and effective, it helps you memorise a great deal of information. Made another very difficult subject a little bit easier!




3.Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics



Or “daisy”, as my colleagues like to call it, because of the flower on its cover. For me, its greatest strengths are the well-organised tables, simple schemes and well-chosen images. Very good Paed book, I was more than happy to consult it when Nelson’s was getting too detailed and complicated.



4.Gynaecology by Ten Teachers / Obstetrics by Ten Teachers


I’ll mention 2 books here, since one is for Gynaecology and the other for Obstetrics. Great books, simply written, with bonus questions at the end for each chapter that allow you to evaluate your knowledge.

5.Case Files Internal Medicine

Solving cases is my all-time favourite way of approaching new information. Medical cases make everything easier, more understandable and more fun! Internal Medicine is a truly vast field and this book (as well as the cases we had in real life, at the hospital) is what kept me motivated, throughout this tough course.

So, that’s it for this post, guys! If you are interested, I could also make a post about my Top5 most essential books in Medicine, or any other Med-book-related Top5. Just leave me a comment with your request and I’ll see what I can do.

What about you? Which are your favourite, most enjoyable Med books, that you had fun reading?

Till next time!






(*) As you may have noticed, I’ve decided to switch from my nickname-“Serenity”-signature to my real-name-signature, at the end of the posts!

2 thoughts on “My Top 5 most enjoyable Med books

    1. Thank you for your comment, Doctor M. 😀 That’s an amazing book, it absolutely deserves a spot in the list. Thank you for mentioning it!


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