This year I set the (slightly crazy) goal of reading 1 book a week! Not only do I love reading but it is so important for personal development and growth (in myself and my business) so I wanted to commit to prioritising reading this year and lots of you are interested in what I'm reading! So here is a reading list that I will update regularly as the year goes on (and let you know if I stay on track with my 1 book a week goal!)
Book: Eleanor Elephant Is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
I started the year with this incredible book that my husband got me for Christmas. It is a style of fiction that I would never usually choose for myself (I'm usually a thriller/crime book kinda gal). But I have to say it is one of the best fiction books I have ever read in my life and would highly recommend to anyone wanting an easy read and something a bit different. There was just something about this book that made me feel cosy, offering escapism but also a strange sense of familiarity. I got kind of Bridget Jones vibes from it (with a twist). I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book and struggled to put it down!
2/52: SELF-HELP/ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Book: The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way To Live Well
Author: Meik Wiking
I am obsessed with this book! another cracking Christmas present from my husband that I probably wouldn't have bought myself. Not only is the actual book itself gorgeous (and hygge), but the contents are life changing. This little book explores the idea of Hygge and how we can implement more if it into our everyday lives to increase happiness. Such and easy read and just a really cosy, cute and heartwarming book. The book itself is arguably the definition of Hygge.
3/52: SELF-HELP/ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Book: How To Have A Good Day
Author: Caroline Webb
This book is all about the psychology of why we behave the way we do and how we can consciously choose what our brain focuses on the have a better (and more productive day). The context of the book is based on a working environment and how you can get the most out of your working day but in saying that I think the concept applies to everyone (working or not). This book was a bit wordy at times so was slightly harder to read and get into but nonetheless a fantastic book for anyone that is a nerd like me when it comes to psychology and why we think the way we do. A must read for any boss babes out there.
4/52: SELF-HELP/ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Book: The Witch's Book of Self-Care
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
I wanted to really love this book. Anyone that knows me or follows me online will know I am quite openly into my witchy/spiritual vibes and a self-care advocate. So the book seemed like a no brainer. Although some really good elements, I felt a lot of it was stuff I already knew (and taught about in terms of self-care) so there weren't any massive revelations or takeaways for me from this book. However, if you are completely new to self-care (and have an interest in magic) then this might be a good choice for you.
5/52: SELF-HELP/ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Book: The Miracle Morning
Author: Hal Elrod
THIS BOOK IS LIFE CHANGING! Honestly, cannot rave about this book enough. Just get it and read it and thank me later. It has completely altered the way I look at life and has boosted my motivation, productivity and self-care. Just read it.
Book: The Keeper
Author: Graham Norton
Again not a book I would usually choose for myself but my Mum lent it to me and said it was fab so I thought I'd give it a go. It took me a couple of chapters to get fully into this book (but I think that's mainly because I was jumping from a self-help book to a fiction). But once I got into it I couldn't put it down and was fully invested in the story. A great little read for anyone that loves a novel with a bit of a twist.
7/52: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/BUSINESS
Book: She Means Business
Author: Carrie Green
This was a good inspirational book for anyone just starting their own business. And actually for anyone in business that wants a bit of a boost. Left me feeling motivated and fired up!