There is something magical about reading a book. Maybe it’s the way that they can transport you to another time and place with something as simple as ink on paper, or maybe it’s the feeling of the crisp pages folding in your fingers as you turn the page, either way one of my most cherished ways to wind down and take some me time is to read a book.
I personally prefer to read paperback books as opposed to ebooks (if that’s even what they’re called) because I feel more connected to the story simply by holding it, making it feel almost more real rather than reading something off my iPad. But everyone is different, I have plenty of girlfriends that can only read by ebooks otherwise they get bored with a paperback! Isn’t t funny how minds work.
Today, I’ve listed the three books that I intend to read this Autumn! Admittedly, I have had these books for a few months now but I have been so time poor that I haven’t had a chance to pick one up! Nonetheless I am so eager to get into these so let’s get on with it!
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx
- Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
‘To me, ma’am, you are every inch a Queen’
“In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone.
One of those ministers, Lord Melbourne, became Victoria’s private secretary. Perhaps he might have become more than that, except everyone argued she was destined to marry her cousin, Prince Albert . But Victoria had met Albert as a child and found him stiff and critical: surely the last man she would want for a husband?
Drawing on Victoria’s diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin brings the inner life of the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.” – Booktopia
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
“1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer – her husband’s six-times great-grandfather.
Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach – an Outlander – in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats.
Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.” – Booktopia
- She Means Business by Carrie Green
“Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business? There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book, Carrie Green shows you how. Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20 – she knows what it’s like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dreams and huge determination…but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, overwhelm, confusion and blocks that entrepreneurs face. Based on her personal, tried-and-tested experience, she offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you: * Get clear on your business vision * Move past the fears and doubts that can get in the way * Understand your audience, so you can truly connect with them * Create your brand and build a tribe of raving fans, subscribers and customers * Manage your time, maintain focus and keep going in the right direction * Condition yourself for success…and so much more! If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.” – Booktopia