This week, I have another book review for you all – being on furlough really gives you a lot of time to read!
Before I dive in to it, I just wanted to say that in light of current events and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, I want to make a concerted effort to consume more content, including books, videos and podcasts from black people and POC.
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I really struggle with picking up books that are outside my comfort zone. It’s something I definitely need to do more of. I just get so sucked in by the idea of a new historical fiction or women’s fiction book that I find it hard to deviate. But I was recently invited to review a … More The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Books
I adore Jojo Moyes books – I’ve read a few of them now and loved them. Her newest book, The Giver of Stars, caught my eye in my local supermarket a few months ago. The gorgeous cover stood out on the shelf and I just had to buy it. This is the first historical novel … More The Giver of Stars Review | Books
Ragtime has been on my list of books to read since the dawn of time. I think it first made its way on to my to-read list back in my first year of uni (which was 9 years ago!) when we were given a list of books that our lecturers recommended. Since then, it’s been … More Ragtime Review | Books
Today, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote for my mother a while ago – I only rediscovered it recently. My mam is my rock & my best friend – I love her to pieces. So this is for her:
As always, my bookshelves are absolutely bursting with books that I’m just desperate to get stuck into. I’ve found it really hard recently to find the time to read as I tend to fall asleep if I’m reading in bed. I’ve started to spend a bit of time each morning with my books so hopefully, … More 5 Books I’d Love To Curl Up With This Winter | Books
Well, it has been a busy, busy summer! I’ve been on holiday to Montboyer, started a fantastic new job and just got back from a work trip to Monaco. Although life has felt like a bit of a whirlwind recently, I have been able to get stuck into a few books along the way. Here … More Best Books I’ve Read This Year | Books
The Hay Festival is an absolute must for any bookworm. Set in the idyllic town of Hay-on-Wye, the Hay Festival brings together authors, musicians and literary scholars from around the world to discuss current affairs and new ideas.
My friend Emma lent me Follow Your Gut by Rob Knight a few months ago & I finally got around to reading it towards the end of last year. I’m always interested in wellbeing but gut health was something I knew little about. I didn’t even know what microbes were, let alone that I have 100 … More Follow Your Gut | Books
The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson is a book that’s been on my shelf for about 10 million years. I originally picked it up at a Penguin event I went to back in 2015 (that time I crammed all the free books into 2 bags!) and it’s been winking at me ever since. I … More The Day We Disappeared Review | Books