This Year I gave myself the Challenge of reading a book a month or at least 10 by the end of 2018. Now this might not seem too out of reach for some people and as someone who loves to read, in the past this would have not been difficult. However in the past few years especially since having my second son, I have just not found the time to read or have ended up prioritising Social Media Feed Scrolling over getting lost in a different world. So after slacking seriously with only 2 books in 2017 I knew I needed to set myself a goal…….
So Far this year I have Read …….
A Survival Guide for Life – Bear Grylls
Parenting the Shit Out Of Life – Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka
Calm – Fearne Cotton
The Creakers – Tom Fletcher
The 4 Pillar Plan – Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living – Linnea Dunne
Now thats 6 books and it’s only the start of May-Woohoo ahead of schedule!
They do all seem to be very much on the self care side of things and I think thats what I’ve needed the most recently. Nothing too deep, something I can dip in and out of easily without losing the plot and that would give me ideas along the way about how to create more balance and energy in my life.
I have seen a lot of recommendations for a variety of books recently though namely Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and How To Stop Time by Matt Haig so I look forward to getting my hands on them at some point.
I am also desperate to get my head into Still Me by JoJo Moyes as I absolutely loved the last two books and got lost in them immediately. I cant wait to find out what Louisa is up to now.
I also have a huge stash of books at home that I either haven’t read or would be happy to get lost in again. My current TBR list is longer than this but these are a few to start with
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Eve of Man – Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
Ice Cream for Breakfast – Laura Jane Williams
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – JK Rowling
I am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen and her Rizzolli and Isles books too (I loved the TV series aswell) though I haven’t read one in years. I saw the other day she had a new one out
I Know A Secret and realised I have a couple on my shelf that I am not sure Ive read, so looking forward to delving into those murder mysteries too.
Anyway enough writing, I’m off to get my nose stuck in a book before the school run,
its Friday after all and its a long weekend!
Whoop Whoop – Have Fun!