“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads only lives one.” George R. R. Martin.
Hi all! Another day, another post and today I’m here with my January reading list! Reading has always been something that I’ve loved doing – there’s just something so magical about the way ink on paper can transport you to a distant planet in a different lifetime but I must admit that the older I’ve gotten the less I’ve made the time to pick up a book; and that’s going to change.
Starting with… Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright
I’m sure it’s obvious why this book caught my eye – the big delicious ice cream, the bright pink cover and oh, the words blogger in bold ? – yeah, I just had to put it in my basket.
Described as ‘The freshest, funniest new voice in fiction since Liane Moriarty.’ by Mia Freedman, the book follows three female bloggers who are nominated for a prestigious blogging award with a hefty cash prize. With a brutal battle for their readers hearts, minds-and clicks a dramatic adventure ensues. This is one book that I can’t wait to get stuck into!
How To Get Your Sh*t Together – Sarah Knight
Self help in the least cliché and no-bullshit way possible. If I had to rate ‘How To Get Your Sh*t Together‘ by Sarah Knight I would give it 10 out of 10 in a heart beat because I think it is something that everyone should take the time to read.
Following on from her famed ‘The Magic of Not Giving a F**k’ this book does not hold back from the blunt truth and somehow has me relating to a chipmunk in more ways than one – go figure. Theodore is here and at your service!
Milk & Honey – Rupi Kaur
I picked this little beauty up from QBD – my new fave discovery – along with most of the other books listed in this post when I saw it propped up by the till at the very last minute.
Divided into four chapters Milk & Honey explores different themes of love, loss, trauma, abuse and femininity with short and long pieces that are equally as haunting.
Not a novel per say but a book of poetry. After seeing many pictures featuring Rupi’s incredibly raw and moving poems across social media I just had to see what the rest were like, and since i’m half way through it I can confidently say that so far her words have lived up to the mighty hype and reputation.
Quiet – Susan Cain
This is a book that is causing quiet the conversation around the world. With over two million copies sold, Susan Cain’s Quiet goes forth in distinguishing the difference between introverts & extroverts in an extremely well researched way.
If you didn’t already know I am without a doubt an introvert and I picked up this book because after reading just the blurb I thought that it might be a little bit of a life changing read. Coincidentally the day after I purchased this book I saw mega babe Samantha Maria tweet about it saying how she thinks that this is a topic that should be taught in schools and I 110% agree because this is something that would have really helped my as a young teen. V excited to get stuck into this book to say the least.
Tanya’s Christmas – Tanya Burr
Are we still in Christmas? No.
Am I still going to read this? You can bloody bet on it.
A late Christmas present that just made its way into my hands yesterday, Tanya’s book literally had me squeal out loud from excitement! Full of an abundance of festive cooking content to get you all hyped up for the Christmas moment mixed in with a few other pieces like hair tutorials, fashion outfits, makeup do’s and new years celebration ideas, Beauty Blogger Tanya Burr’s latest book is the perfect gift for anyone as a Christmas next year! …But until then, you’ll find your girl stuck into it on a warm January day!
What books are on your reading list at the moment?
Until next time,
Love, Angela xx.