Spring Summer Reading List

The best time of the year is almost here, the clocks have changed and you can feel the change in the air. Or at least we could a day or two ago before it went back to being freezing! But it is the North East, so hey ho! Spring is still here, the flowers are…

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…

Some Of My Favourite Books Written By Women

It’s International Women’s Day and I thought I would take the opportunity to create a list of some of my favourite books by women from the last year or two. I’ve tried to narrow it down as I could have been here all day if I included them all, so here are five of my…

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…

REVIEW: Vengeance in Venice by Philip Gwynne Jones

Earlier this year I read The Venetian Game and I loved it! I loved the setting, the unusual plot and the characters. It was the perfect book for my week away. This month I went to France for a holiday and just so happened to spot the latest in the series, Vengeance In Venice. I…

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: The Woman In The Window by A J Finn

My addiction to crime fiction and psychological thrillers continues. This is another novel that I had heard a fair bit about and new that I needed to read, in fact I read the hardback rather than waiting for the paperback. It’s has been months since Anna Fox, a psychologist, left her home. She lives alone,…

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…