At the beginning of the year one of my goals was to read at least one book a month. It was a slow start because I’m so used to just scrolling on my phone or watching TV to unwind but over the past few months I’ve been reading more and more so I thought I’d update you guys on what is on my book shelf.


First off I’ll cover books I have read and they include:
How to be a Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
Letters to my Fanny by Cherry Healey


I enjoyed two and didn’t enjoy one. The one I just couldn’t get into was Letters to my Fanny and I think that’s because I had no connection the Cherry. When someone is discussing their life and experiences in a blog post style I need some sort of connection of who the person is I’m learning about. With that aspect missing I found the book hard to get through so I stopped reading half way through. My plan is to revisit the book once I have researched Cherry and know a bit more about who she is.


How to be a Grown Up is an easy read broken up into section like ‘how to love your body’ and ‘how to be sad’. I found this book super relatable because it’s spoken in a no bullshit way. I came away from it feeling ‘ok I’m not so lost and crazy like I though I was’. It was warming, like chatting with a girlfriend, and I really loved how Daisy used her own experiences as well as other people’s. Highly recommend!


Milk & Honey was something that I was totally unsure if I would like because I’m not into poetry but I can see why it is such a big best seller. It is a collection of short poems and words about love. Once I started I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting. It’s the type of book I will happily read over and over again.


After reading all those really easy reads I was craving getting lost in a story. You know that feeling of getting really wrapped up in a story line? I was craving that! When the opportunity arrived to be apart of a 6 month promotion around books I jumped at the chance so I now have 4 books to get through and I’m so excited! I’m starting a mini book club with a few girls on Insta and the first book we are going to read is The Good Teacher by R.M Anderson which is about a small town teacher and some drama that goes down around an accident after she sleeps with the principal. I love these kind of books so I’m keen to get started and see what happens!


The 3 other books I will be reading outside of the mini book club is Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, Give Me The  Child by Mel McGrath and Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I feel so inspired and happy to be back reading regularly again! It really was something I did as a teen and loved but feel out of the routine as I’ve grown older.


Do you have any book recommendations? Have you read any of these?


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    As if I needed the temptation to jump onto Book Depository! It’s so addictive lol. I’ll have to check some of these out, I haven’t read for ages and it makes me feel bad when I don’t pick up a book in a while!

    The one book I always, always recommend people read is actually an odd one. It’s called Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. It’s a ‘memoir’ sort of, about this young woman who ended up being diagnosed with a very rare and unheard of form of encephalitis, but the doctors didn’t know for almost a month what was causing her sickness. She couldn’t remember the entire month in hospital so this is built off information people have told her. It’s just soooo interesting, she got diagnosed with about 8 different things and all of them were very wrong. She came very close to death too, and she was only like the 4th person to be diagnosed at the time.

    Anyway, it’s actually amazing and I’ve re read it quite a few times now!

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    I just don’t have time to read! I wish I did & I know that I should make time but it’s so hard with a little one. They just want to see what mum is doing which involves trying to pry the book out of mums hands. lol. I’d love to join a book club one day, but I’m not sure now is the right time for me!

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