So I’ve been trying to ‘detox’ a bit from just staring at my phone constantly in the evenings and go mind numb whilst scrolling through the social media platforms, so I went back to the 90’s and picked up an old-school paperback book.
I first got back into reading again last month when I found that my fears and anxiety were overtaking a bit, so I trawled Amazon for some ‘mindfulness’ books. I came across Ferne Cotton’s ‘Calm‘ and ‘Happy‘ as well as ‘The little book of Mindfulness‘ and I enjoyed switching the TV off, kicking back and reading.
After a couple of nights of ‘self helping’ I decided to get into more of a fiction based book, I’d brought Jojo Moyes ‘One plus One‘ last year to go on holiday with but never got round to reading it, so I dusted off the cover and started reading. It was so nice to get stuck into a book again and over the course of the week I was fully championing Jess, Tanzie and Nicky as they set about their challenges of having a super child maths prodigy in the family, but no way of raising the (already reduced) scholarship course fees…until Jess hatched a plan! Which of course involved a roadtrip, a romance and a happy ending.
Alongside this, I’ve also been dipping in and out of Sarah Wright’s ‘The life-changing magic of not giving a f*ck‘ which is refreshing and hilarious – but has some key messages in it about changing your mindset and attitude towards some situations – without being an ars*hole in the process. Again, just like Ferne’s books, I’m dipping in and out rather than reading cover to cover.
Once I’d finished this I vowed I was going to get back into reading again so I did an Amazon Prime order and picked Claire Mackintosh’s ‘Let me lie‘ (which I have high hopes for after literally submerging myself into her debut ‘I let you go’ followed by ‘I see you’ – which I actually put on a pre-order which arrived just in time for my holiday last year!), Laura Marshalls ‘Friend Request‘ and the one that I started reading a couple of weeks ago – the Debut Sunday Times bestseller ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine‘ by Gail Honeyman.
I look forward to reporting back and reviewing this months reads!