Library Love #3

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It’s time for a Library Love post!

Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

Library Love #3

The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner | 4*

When I saw Jess praising The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner, it piqued my interest.   I’m not having babies any time soon, but I suppose the more preparation I can do before it happens, the better.  I borrowed the hardback from my local library, but I also ended up borrowing it as an e-book.  I forgot to put it in my bag to read on my lunch break, and I was too impatient to wait until I got home to continue reading it.   The Unmumsy Mum charts Sarah’s highs and lows with motherhood, and its written with such honesty and humour, I can see why she has legions of fans.

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig | 4*

I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of Matt Haig.  I’m aware it’s a popular book, but I personally thought ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ was ‘ok’. *shrugs*   I saw Notes on a Nervous Planet pop up as a new release on my local library app and thought ‘eh, why not?‘   Notes on a Nervous Planet discusses mental illness and what we can do to make ourselves feel better if and when our minds become too overloaded with today’s technology.  I actually enjoyed this a lot more than RTSA, and it’s definitely more substantial in content.

Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon | 4*

Now then, I am a BIG fan of Bryony Gordon and I couldn’t wait to read her latest release, Eat, Drink, Run.   I was so happy to see a copy of the hardback available in my local library and I couldn’t resist borrowing it.  Eat, Drink, Run covers Bryony’s journey of preparing for, and running, the London marathon.  As well as documenting this achievement, Bryony also shares the experience of interviewing Prince Harry to raise awareness for the mental health charity, Heads Together.   I love Bryony’s writing as she writes with such wit and warmth.  Eat, Drink, Run had me cheering her on through the chafe and the blisters (ouch!), and it almost inspired me to go for a run.  Almost.

What was the last book that you read?

Daniella x

12th September 2018
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1 Comment

  • Reply Faith

    I absolutely loved Eat, Drink, Run – it has such a conversational tone, the whole way through I felt like I could be listening to a friend make us all laugh with her antics over a coffee (or more likely, over several glasses of wine!). I thought it was inspiring and motivational and yet it never felt preachy or heavy going, just fun. Definitely one of my favourite non-fiction books so far.

    Interestingly I do quite like Matt Haig, but I haven’t read Notes on a Nervous Planet yet, though it is on my shelves. It’s interesting that you preferred it to Reasons to Stay Alive – I wonder if I will too, or if because I liked RtSA more than you, I won’t love it so much. Guess I’ll have to let you know ;)

    The last book I finished was The Island by M.A. Bennett which I found disappointing to be honest, so I picked up a sci-fi sequel I’m desperate to read (Waking Gods) at my latest library visit, something totally different that hopefully I’ll love.

    23rd September 2018 at 10:09 am
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