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Reading & Mental Health

At the start of 2016, I decided to set myself a challenge to read 30 books this year. I surprised myself by reaching this goal in October with 2 months to spare. It was honestly one of the best goals I’ve ever set myself. As a kid/teenager I was an avid reader, it was rare… Continue reading Reading & Mental Health

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What I Have Been Reading

I’ve been getting myself lost in books a lot recently so I thought I’d do a little update about what I have been reading. I’m well on my way to reaching my goal of 30 books this year (currently on my 20th!) A Tale For The Time Being – Ruth Ozeki This was recommended to… Continue reading What I Have Been Reading

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What I Have Been Reading

I’ve been super busy and have not had much time to blog but I have been spending a lot of time reading so here’s my thoughts on some of the books that have filled my time recently: The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood Recommended for:┬ápeople who love dystopian novels The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story… Continue reading What I Have Been Reading

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Still Alice

‘Still Alice’ tells the story of a Harvard Psychology professor coming to terms with her diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. The reader is taken through the beginning worries that something might be wrong, the diagnosis and all the pain and heartache that comes from it. The story is told from Alice’s point of view, this… Continue reading Still Alice

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Reasons To Stay Alive – Matt Haig

Read this book, give it to your friends to read, this is a book that could save a life. Genuinely. It sheds insight on depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in a relatable and understanding way. Haig does not rely on facts and figures, he has been there and experienced it. As someone who has personally… Continue reading Reasons To Stay Alive – Matt Haig

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Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk

Give me drama. Flash. Give me all the emotions. Flash. Give me twists. Flash. ‘Invisible Monsters’ is the┬ásecond book I have read this year towards my goal of 30 in 2016 that I set for myself. Follow my progress here. There are so many twists and turns, I gasped out loud several times whilst reading… Continue reading Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk

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2016 Reading Challenge

I have set myself the challenge of reading 30 books this year. Why? Well, I love reading. I used to read a lot before I started university. Then reading for pleasure took a back seat as I only had time/motivation to read about my subject. I have a huge list of books I want to… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge