24 Feb 2019 30 comments

On My Reading List.

My February reading edit…

I know a lot of us had the same goal of reading more this year, so I’ve been trying to get a reading list together regularly so we can all stay on track together! I’ve been trying to devote my evenings to a good book rather than TV or my laptop – I definitely sleep better when I have an evening away from screens, and I find I feel a lot clearer-headed for it too.

I’ve got a bit of a varied reading list at the moment, so let me know if you’ve read any of these so I know where to start!

Joy Enough: A Memoir; I discovered this book through Belletrist, the beautifully curated online book club by Emma Roberts & Karah Preiss. Each month it highlights a new book so I’ve been getting a ton of inspo on what to read. February’s book ‘Joy Enough’ is a story of love and grief, a tribute to the writer’s mother as she slips away after a battle with cancer – it sounds heavy but the reviews are pretty telling. I can’t wait to start this!

The Woman In The Window; My love affair with psychological thrillers is still in full swing, and The Woman in the Window comes highly recommended for it’s unputdownable qualities! I’ve actually stopped and started this a few times and have struggled to get in to it, but I’ve been told to persevere! Oh, and a fun fact for ya – the screen rights to the movie sold before the book even hit the shops. Wowza.

Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life; I’ve flicked through so many self-help books over the years, most of which aim to to make a more organised person out of me… which will probably never happen.
Wabi Sabi isn’t your standard self-help book however; it offers an aspiring new perspective on living life – to see beauty in imperfection, to reconnect with your surroundings and to slow down and find joy. My life could definitely do with these timeless practices, so I’m willing to give it a go!

Michelle Obama – Becoming; I’m usually a non-fiction sort of gal if I’m honest, although I am incredibly nosy and I love discovering more about people I find inspiring and interesting.
This much-anticipated autobiography is one I can’t wait to get my hands on – I’ve always been a fan of Michelle and I know this book has already seen rave reviews. It’s a must-read for me this month!

Milk & Honey – Rupi Kaur; Ahh Rupi Kaur, you are an absolute DELIGHT! I’ve had Milk & Honey on my bedside for a while now, it’s such a lovely, moving bedtime read – although I do tend to just pick it up and read a section without ever really making my way through it.
Along with being a v v ‘grammable book (it’s adorned with stunning illustrations and typography throughout), her raw and real words deal with all areas in life including trauma, love, healing and femininity. I am truly obsessed.

Have you read on of these? What’s on your reading list this month? I feel like I need to book a beach holiday in order to make a dent on this lot!

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  • Jessica Riley

    Such great picks! I have Michelle Obama’s book and Wabi Sabi on my To-Read pile!

    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Hey Jess! Glad you like em’. I can’t wait to get stuck into them either! x

  • Thanks for sharing your recommendations

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • I love Rupi Kaur’s poetry. If you love Milk & Honey, you’ll love her follow up The Sun & Her Flowers. She’s a beautiful poet & you’re right, quite instagrammable!

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

    • Hi Deanna. Glad you like her poetry too – her words really speak to me and the whole book is so aesthetically pleasing. x

  • Thank you for sharing this! I will add these to my list as well xx


  • Oh the Wabi Sabi book seems very interesting to read. I always love ♥️inspirational wisdom.
    Merci for the recommendations, have yourself a fabulous Sunday.

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    • Hey Mia, me too! Just the kind of pick me up I need at the moment, so uplifting. No problem at all and hope you had a great weekend. x

  • I’ve read Rupi Kaur’s poems, they are so good! I’ve heard great things about Michelle Obama’s book too x

    What I Know Now

    • Hey! They are such an easy read aren’t they? I keep hearing more and more about Michelle Obama’s, I need to finish my current book before I move on. Can’t wait!

  • I really want to read Becoming too, heard so many good things!


    • Me too! I’ve heard more and more over the weekend and I am so intrigued! x

  • I love reading psychological thrillers also. They really capture my attention and are so interesting ❤️

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

    • Hey Arianna. Aren’t they just SO addictive?

  • I really want to read Becoming! I love Michelle Obama and I really want that shot of enthusiasm and positive vibes!

    Wishing you all the best,

    • Hey Diana. Can’t wait to start it, what an inspiration she is! x

  • Milk and Honey is one of my favorites <3 🙂 And oh, I've been wanting to get my hands on Michelle Obama's book as well! She's also one of my favorites!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    • Hey Elizabeth, great to hear we are on the same wavelength! x

  • Sarah

    It seems so funny to me (in a good way) to see so many UK women reading Michelle Obama’s book. I’ve been avoiding it actually because as much as I ADORE her, I’m afraid it will just make me cry because she isn’t our First Lady any more. Also for those of us here in the US I still remember how cruel some people were to her (“ape in heels” etc.) and it makes me sad for our country.

    Not that you need any more on your list till you’ve gotten through these, but I just finished the trilogy by Katherine Arden, the first one is called the Bear and the Nightingale. They are beautifully written, based sort of on Russian fairy tales and history. I couldn’t put them down!

    • Hey Sarah. That’s a really interesting perspective and I hope the book’s positivity and inspiration outweighs that sadness to some extent. Thanks for this recommendation, sounds fantastic – love a trilogy. x

  • Natalie Redman

    I’m making it a mission in March to read all of the books I have just sitting in my spare room.


    • That’s a great goal, at least that way you can pass them onto someone else and find some new ones to leave around! Haha, it’s a good incentive more than anything. x

  • I’m currently re-reading A Game of Thrones right now. I hope to catch up on the entire book series by the end of this year.

  • Milk & Honey is such a gorgeous book, Rupi Kaur writes some beautiful poetry!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Lisa Autumn

    Oh so much inspo! Thanks Kate!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com