Once upon a
We read some brilliant books, as well as some snooze-fest ones. Not forgetting that time my mother chose Fifty Shades of Grey. This resulted in one excruciatingly funny evening depicting what is essentially a porno in the same room as my Mother and my Mother-in-Law. Listening to my best friend explain what a butt plug is to my Mother-in-Law was perhaps one of the funniest evenings in our book club’s history.
We did have fun and I really looked forward to those evenings. But then little miss Elsie came along. Aka, The Baby Who Never Slept, and my beloved book club was just another part of me that I couldn’t hold on to anymore.
I was just too tired to do anything. Since 2015 I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve read. Between juggling work and getting babies to sleep, my eyes could never stay open long enough to read a page, let alone a book.
But things are different now. I’ve made a promise to myself to switch off and make time to read before bedtime. So I thought I’d share a list of the books I really fancy reading.
7 Books I Really Fancy Reading This Year
This Is Going To Hurt- Adam Kay
I read half of this book over a year ago and I’m determined to finish it before the end of January! This Is Going To Hurt is the diary of Adam Kay, a junior NHS doctor. It’s a brutally honest and hilarious eye-opener to the pressures and reality that our NHS staff are facing.
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read- Philippa Perry
Another book that I started last year and will finish next is The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read. It’s probably one of the best parenting books ever written. Perry, a psychotherapist, explores the concept of delving into your own childhood in order to understand th ways in which you parent your own child. From what I’ve read so far, it’s a fascinating idea and one that I really try and draw on every day.
Finding Audrey- Sophie Kinsella
Kinsella’s first novel aimed at teenagers tells the story of Audrey, a teenager who can’t leave
How To Stop Losing Your Shi*t With Your Kids- Carla Naumburg
One that was recommended to me on Instagram. Naumburg’s honest and funny book takes a pragmatic approach in helping you to
Postscript- Cecelia Ahern
The long-awaited sequel to PS, I Love You and I can’t wait to read it. Seven years after her husband Gerry died, Holly has finally found a new life. Until a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, the PS, I Love You Club, approach her and she’s taken back to a life she thought she’d left behind.
The One Plus One- JoJo Moyes
Moyes is one of my favourite authors and I really fancy reading The One Plus One. Dubbed as an unconventional romantic comedy, it sounds like the perfect end of the day pick me up.
The Perfect Child- Lucinda Berry
It’s been a while since I’ve read any nerve-wracking thrillers, but I’d quite like to brave it and read The Perfect Child. Christopher and Hannah have
What books do you fancy reading this year? I’d love to hear any recommendations in the comments below…
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