Books I’ve Read Recently That You Should Read Too

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I can’t believe I haven’t shared what I’ve been reading since January! I was definitely in a bit of a slump with reading for a good few months, but I’m back in the swing of it now. I’ve read some really good books recently, and I wanted to share them with you. These are all books that I’d recommend to a friend and books that I will probably end up reading again…

So let’s dive in!


How to Come Alive Again by Beth McColl

This book is a gem and one I know I’ll treasure for many years to come. Much like Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive, Beth’s book is a combination of her own personal experiences and no bull shit advice. She details how anxiety and depression have impacted her life whilst also giving practical advice that I needed to hear. Beth’s frank and honest (yet hilarious) words were so comforting to read. She reminded me that I am not alone and for that, I am grateful.

If you deal with mental illness yourself or just want to better understand those of us who do, this is a must read!


The Cows by Dawn Porter

I mentioned this book in my last monthly round up, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet. The Cows follows three women living very different lives, however as the book progresses we discover that these three are much more connected than it seems. Covering topics like the pain of living in a patriarchal society, the constant pressure to have kids, sexuality shaming and more… this book was a delight from start to finish.


All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher

I love the magical element in Carrie’s books. It makes them that little bit more special! Cherry is the local baker in town, but she does so much more than simply baking cakes. She has a hidden talent, and she uses it for good. However, when someone comes along and tries to ruin the magic, chaos ensues.  This book explores the true power of emotion, showing how much your feelings can impact the world.

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

This is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time. I spotted it when I was in a charity shop, and Kirsty gave it her stamp of approval so obviously I bought it! I’m glad I did. It kept me guessing throughout the whole story, and I definitely didn’t expect it to end the way it did! If you fancy a page turner full of twists and turns then this is definitely for you.


An Edited Life by Anna Newton

An Edited Life is the perfect coffee table book. Not only does it look great, it’s the ideal book for picking up every so often and reading a little chunk. It is full of helpful tips from Anna on how to organise all aspects of your life. From work to your wardrobe, she’s got all the organisational tips you will need. It encourages me to be more organised whilst also highlighting how ~extremely~ unorganised I am in comparison to Anna.


Sunshine on a Rainy Day by Bryony Fraser

This was another charity shop find and my most recent read of the bunch. The book switches back and forth between present time and several years prior when Zoe and Jack’s relationship first began.

Marriage isn’t for everyone, but unfortunately the couple didn’t realise that until after they’d said I do… Trying to live separate lives whilst pretending to be happily married and sharing a one bedroom flat together, this book highlights that life doesn’t always go to plan. It’s an easy read which kept me entertained and laughing throughout.

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? If so, did you love them as much as I did?

Oh and before you go, please let me know if you’ve read any good books recently! I’m always on the hunt for more books to add to my “to read” list. 

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