It’s been ages since I did a reading post. For me, curling up with a good book and a hot chocolate is simply one of the best ways to indulge in a little self-care in order to really tune the world out. Last year I was thrilled when I surpassed my target of 20 books and hit 42, and this year I’m challenging myself to a hefty 65! I really enjoy writing book reviews, although there is a bit of a constant theme around the genre – I’m particularly fond of psychological thrillers; Hels and I often laugh that our Amazon recommended books are always sub-headed with “The perfect psychological thriller for fans of Girl on a Train and Gone Girl” or our other favourite “A shocking thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!” Let’s get down to what I’ve read this year so far, shall we? A Single Breath…

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Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss. An old friend gave me this book when I was about 19 and told me to ‘look for the deeper meaning’. I sat, curled up on my bed, a little lost in life and reached for this book. There are so many beautiful quotes, which really can act as a little ‘How To Do Life’ reminds – things like “Those who mater don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter” or one of my particular favourites  “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting – so get on your way!”. It’s a beautiful book and one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve received – I’ve since given it to some of the most special people in my life, and I always revert to this when I come a little unstuck in my life…

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