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!
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.
“You can never quench your spiritual craving through material means.”
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.
“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!”
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.
“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.”
I’d love to hear what you have been reading recently! Let’s start my book list for December.
Kayleigh Rose x
*This is a collaborative blog. All reviews & opinions are my own.*