I have have never been a big reader. Even as a child, reading was a chore and I envied all of the other kids, who enjoyed spending hours delving into different books.
However with age, I have pushed myself to read more, and more importantly to read books I am genuinely interested in. I am definitely one of those people who is glued to her phone, so taking time to remove myself from screen time is very important.
To start my journey, last Christmas I invested in a kindle! For those who have either long or tedious commutes, I would highly recommend investing in one of these. They are so handy and slip into your handbag, without the bulk of a normal book.
So here are the books I have either read or am reading at the moment and would recommend:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morries & The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey:
Okay I have a slight fascination with the Holocaust (bizarre I know) but both of these books are a great read and based on true stories. I think I prefer for the former to the latter, in terms of the storyline and the way it is written. It reads a lot more like a novel than ‘The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz.’
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight:
So I havnt finished this book just yet, but if you are in the mood for a bit of life inspiration, and self-reflection then this is the book for you. Warning: it says ‘fuck’ a lot! This hilarious and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame and guilt – and give your f**ks to people and things that make you happy instead!
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg:
This woman is my new favourite, leading lady! COO of Facebook, Sheryl draws on the realities of women in the workplace and how altough we are making progress, we still have a long way to go! Sherly highlights situations and attitudes in the workplace, that not only do we take for granted, but that we don’t even realise are situations of ineuality. This is an important read for both men and women, so that we can begin the move forwards towards equality! An eye-opening read I would highly recommend!
A lighter read! Sleeping Arrangements by Sophie Kinsella
I love Sophie Kinsella for a light, holiday read! Her books are easy reads with a light storyline. ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ is one of the most recent book of hers I have read, but overall her books are a great go-to for an easy, holiday read!