Some of my recent and favourite reads…

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Little Black Book – Otegha Uwagba
The essential career handbook for creative working women
If you need a kick-up the backside – this will give you some inspiration! It’s a tiny book which I read in one day during my commute to work and back. Written by Otegha Ueagba who is a brand manager, this gives lots of tips and advise from; how to build your own brand, gaining success in your career, through to how to negotiate a pay rise. A great read for all those busy working women out there.  

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Believe the hype with this book – I thoroughly loved it! I’ve spoken to so many people about this book, three of which just starting to read it. All three gave a really skeptical expression about the book explaining they really weren’t sure if they were going to like it. They all said “I don’t really like the main character so not sure if I’m going to like this book”. And it’s a fair point! To start with you will question who the hell is this character, what is this story all about. I however have begged those three starting to read this book, and you if you decided to give it a read to stick with it because I, along with everyone else I know who has read this book – loved it!  It’s a type of story I’ve never read before and covers some really interesting topics.

Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton
I’ve reviewed this book recently HERE so will let you read the full review over on that post, but what I will say is that I really loved it! If your a twenty something female, there are a lot of things that will resonate. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried with this book and I’ve also recommended it to all my girlfriends.

The F Word – Lily Pebbles
A Personal Exploration of Modern Female Friendship
I’ve followed Lily Pebbles for years now, even when her blog was named – ‘What I Heart Today’. She is one of those bloggers I can really relate to, I think because we are similar ages and going through the same life stages as similar times; moving home, getting married, etc. The F Word is her first book and it’s all about female friendships – the best friends, the sister and even the toxic friend. It’s a book I finished in a couple of days and there is something in there which every female can relate too. It was such a heart-warming book that it really made me feel so grateful for my friends.

Ice Cream for Breakfast – Laura Jane Williams
How Rediscovering Your Inner Child Can Make You Calmer, Happier, and Solve Your Bullsh*t Adult Problems
I can honestly say this book for me was life changing! I read this book at the perfect time of my life. At the time I was going through a royally crap time with my job and near to hitting rock bottom. Laura talks about all different kinds of stressful situations and then describes how a child would react and asks the question on why we don’t do the same? For example – when a child doesn’t want to do something they say no and do not care for other opinions. So why do we as an adult? When looking after a child you want to make sure they get a full night’s sleep so they don’t feel unwell. So why do we as adults put sleep low on our priority list? This book will always be a special book for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling stressed or overwhelmed with life.

Still Me – Jojo Moyes
This is my current read (currently a third of the way through). This book is the final of a trilogy following the main character Louisa Clark through her life. The story first began in the book ‘Me Before You’ which is now a film adaptation. I first read (well listened) to this book on Audible during my train commute to work and it left me in an embarrassing state of tears on my way home one evening. The second book ‘After You’ was my holiday read last year and I could not put it down. Although I can’t say much about the third book just yet, want I can say is that if you like a good book series – this one from Jojo Moyes is well worth checking out.

What are you recent book recommendations?

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