Books About Yoga!

Whenever I read about yoga I feel as though I’m combining my two favourite things. However, there are so many books about yoga, mindfulness and spirituality that getting started can be overwhelming. I am a trainee yoga teacher and with so much to learn about anatomy as well as postures, pranayama and meditation, I wanted…

Mini Book Haul

Today I’m talking about new books on my YouTube channel. I’m definitely reading a lot of crime novels and thrillers at the moment but there’s still nice mix I think!    

REVIEW: The Year Of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

Helen Russell lives in London and works for Marie Claire magazine, she is married to a businessman and together they live a fast paced city slicker lifestyle that isn’t giving them any real happiness. Constantly exhausted, rarely sleeping, fed up with the ingrained materialism and constant motion of the city the couple decide they need…

Five Books For Summer Escapism

Whether you’re off on your jollies, chilling in the back garden or sheltering from the rain, you can’t go wrong with a good book on your holidays. I’m going away in a few weeks and here are my five favourite holiday reads from the past few years! 1) Commonwealth by Ann Patchett This was the…

REVIEW: Farangi Girl, Ashley Dartnell

This story I have literally had for YEARS. I read a review of Farangi Girl in a magazine back when it was published in 2011 and somehow ended up with two copies of this book and yet went six years before reading it…how is that even possible? But finally just before Christmas, I read Farangi…

REVIEW: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

This was one of those books that I had seen around Waterstones a few times, but never got round to buying. But, as part of my HUGE post Christmas book haul (video to come soon, promise), I finally bought My Name is Lucy Barton. All I really knew about the book was that it is…

Short Stories Everywhere!

Over the past six months or so, there has been a huge trend in publishing. Short stories have made an epic return. A year ago and it would be a very rare thing for me to buy a short story collection, but in the last three months I have read three collections and when I…

REVIEW: City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

I have to admit that part of the reason I bought this book was it’s beautiful cover. The image just looked friendly, like the type of book I would want to read after a long day. I have read a few of Joanna Trollope’s novels and I am yet to be disappointed. This book tells…

REVIEW: This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

This book received a lot of buzz when it was first released earlier this year. I haven’t read any Maggie O’Farrell novels before but had seen so much about this one that I knew I wanted to read it. I was lucky enough to pick up my copy second hand from Barter Books in Alnwick….

REVIEW: The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

At the height of the Cold War in 1979, a grizzly bear makes a bid for freedom on a small Hebridean island. The Fleming family return to this holiday retreat facing life without their father and under the shadow of his mysterious death. As the summer unfolds, the bear and the children of Nicholas Fleming…