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!