Thursday, 8 April 2021

March Reads 2021

*AD - Features some books sent for review. 

Midnight Library by Matt Haig I love Matt Haig's books. I received some book vouchers for my birthday, and Midnight Library had been on my wish list for ages. I remember years ago seeing Matt Haig tweet about the idea for Midnight Library and the story is way better than I could have ever imagined. The chapters are short, similar to 'The Last Family In England'. A fantastic, thought provoking read. 

Locked Down But Not Out by Gillian Jones-Williams *AD PR Product. This is Gillian's lockdown diary and I found this to be such a nostalgic read as we approached the one year anniversary of the first lockdown late last month. I loved reading the perspective of lockdown from Gillian. I was so impressed with her motivation and the things she achieved during lockdown alongside running her business and pivoting to make sure her business survived Covid. It was honestly written and a thoroughly enjoyable read. The proceeds of this book go to charities supporting bereaved NHS families too. 

Happy Sexy Millionaire by Steven Bartlett. I just love Steven. I'm an avid follower of his podcast, Diary of a CEO and was awaiting the release of this book and it didn't disappoint. There are so many things to takeaway from this read - I literally wrote so many notes. I loved the chapter entitled 'Flying Your Plane Through A Tornado'. If there is one book that you should read this year, this is it. 

The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies. I wasn't sure whether buying and reading this book was too early considering Jude is not even a year old yet, but I'm so glad I bought it. I loved learning all about the Montessori methods and as a teacher, I think this book should be on the teacher training syllabus because it was brilliant. There are lots of beautiful photos, quick ideas as well as developing the play. I know this is a book I'll come back to time and time again. 

Motherhood Your Way by Hollie De Cruz* AD PR Product. I loved Hollie's first book about hypnobirthing, but after a traumatic birth experience, I wasn't sure whether this book would be for me. I was wrong, and so glad that I took the time to read it. There is a lot of focus on the physiological recovery of the mother and lots of lovely ideas including motherhood mood boards and a belated baby bubble (so doing this next summer!).

What are you reading this month? My plans are to read the first of the Bridgerton books and make a start on Becoming by Michelle Obama. 

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