NOVEMBER READS

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Can you believe it? November is nearly over! This means it is completely acceptable to listen to Christmas songs & watch elf now- right? As we approach the end of the month i thought i’d share with you what I’ve been reading throughout November. I hope you enjoy- & grab a copy when you can!

russel brand

Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions (Russel Brand)

What is it about?

This is undoubtedly a ‘self-help’ book. It contains information about the 12 step programme used by Alcoholics Anonymous & similar groups. I loved that this book is educational & autobiographical. Russel talks about his own experiences & helps to use the advice, not only in specific addictions, but in activities of daily living. The way he writes delves deep into our thoughts & insecurities. He doesn’t focus solely on the ‘usual’ addictions that we hear about- although drink, drugs, gambling and sex addiction do have a role in this book- he also discusses social media, body image and what many would consider ‘modern’ addictions.

Freedom from Our Addictions is extremely interesting & very educational. I love how it has given me a new perspective- however, this is not what I would consider ‘easy’ reading.

 Rating:

4/5

Favourite Quote:

“You can never quench your spiritual craving through material means.”

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girl boss

Girl Boss: An interactive journal for winning at life (Sophia Amoruso)

What is it about?

This book does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a fun, interactive journal that will pass the time when you want something to do. There is a space to scribble your thoughts, jot down your hopes & dreams & spaces to keep important career building information. She is funny and the goal-orientated tasks are designed to maintain motivation. Read it, write in it & dream big.

 Rating:

3.5/5

 Favourite quote:

“Here’s a paper airplane. (You’re welcome.) Write your haters’ names on it & throw it off the tallest thing you can find. BYEEE, psychic garbage!”

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pippa book

I See You (Clare Mackintosh)

I borrowed this book from my Mam as she had high praise for Clare Mackintosh’s writing. This isn’t the type of book I would usually read but hey- I was HOOKED. The storyline is like nothing I have read before & the direct messages from a character to the reader throughout made this book completely different. This is a MUST-READ but be warned, it is quite dark in parts. ‘I See You’ should be made into a film- and I’ll be the first in line for my popcorn.

 Rating:

4.5/5

 Favourite quote:

“If it’s just the two of you. Just you, & whoever is behind you. Whoever is chasing you. How fast could you run then? It doesn’t matter how fast. Because there’s always someone who can run faster.”

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I’d love to hear what you have been reading recently! Let’s start my book list for December. 

Speak soon,

Kayleigh Rose x

*This is a collaborative blog. All reviews & opinions are my own.*

74 thoughts on “NOVEMBER READS

    1. You definately should read Recovery. It’s so informative & really makes you think. I just love how controversial he can be! X

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  1. Adding the Russell Brand to my wish list. I have always liked him, however controversial he might be, I always think he would be fun to go to the pub with! The last book sounds intriguing too, I hadn’t heard of Claire Mackintosh…

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    1. Definately! I think he is good to listen to/ read because he is just a ‘normal’ person & he knows it. He doesn’t think he’s better than anyone because he is famous.

      I hadn’t heard of Claire Mackintosh either! She is amazing though & i will definately be looking at her other books x

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  2. It’s great that Russel Brand has won over his addictions and even wrote a book about it. I think Sophia’s book could be a lot of fun if your close friends have it and you complete it in the same time.

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    1. It’s fab! I can’t believe the price of the book now compared to when it was first released! I’ve only just got round to reading it now! X

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  3. I’ve heard great things about Russell Brand’s book – so your comments here don’t surprise me. It definitely sounds like the kind of book I’d like to read, though admittedly I’m not Brand’s biggest fan lol x

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  4. I think the interactive Girl Boss book fell off my radar cause I’m not the biggest fan of Sophie but it looks right up my street tbh! I love books that focus on personal development. P.S, yes now really is the time to start listening to Christmas music… I started on November 2nd haha!

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  5. Russel Brands book sounds quite interesting, especially as he’s struggled himself so much with various addictions. I definitely think “modern addictions” need to be talked about more as well. They may not be the same level of destructive as other things, but I do think they can be negative and need to be thought about.

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  6. The two books I have read or reading are “Book of the Dead” by Preston and Childs which is stunningly great and a Miss. Marple mystery,”The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie which I picked up for free. Where did I get it? At the library of course…..

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  7. I listened to an interview with Russell Brand a few weeks ago, and his book sounds rather interesting. He’s a bit like Marmite, but I’m intrigued to learn more about him. So with that in mind, it is on my read list, at some point. When I find the time.

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  8. I listened to an interview with Russell Brand a few weeks ago, and his book sounds rather interesting. He’s a bit like Marmite, but I’m intrigued to learn more about him. So with that in mind, it is on my read list, at some point. When I find the time.

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  9. I love the idea of including your favourite quote as I feel these always capture really lovely and powerful parts of novels which is often what draws me in when looking at other people’s recommendstions! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ahhhh, at the moment I’ve been reading… nothing! I really need to get back into my reading routine, I miss it. I See You sounds like a real page turner, so that sounds perfect for me 🙂

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  11. Ohh!! It sounds like you’ve been reading some really great books lately! I find Russell Brand SO fascinating and I’ve been wanting to read his books for a while – I’ll definitely have to check ‘Recovery’ out, as I’m sure I could get a lot from it! ❤ xx

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