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 Good Samaritan by Will Carver

The Good Samaritan is a new crime thriller by Will Carver and I was lucky enough to be sent a copy as part of the blog tour to celebrate its release. The Good Samaritan plays on the parable and reverses the roles, playing on our darkest fears that the unknown stranger will not be kindly but could…

REVIEW: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

With a new Sky adaptation coming very soon to UK televisions and promises that this book is a brighter, more grown up version of Twilight, I had to pick up a copy of A Discovery of Witches. I’m not sure if this hasn’t been as big in the UK as it has in the US, but until seeing the…

REVIEW: The Brighton Mermaid, Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is one of my favourite novelists of all time. A bold statement, I know, but I’ve been reading Koomson’s books for years and they always have strong female characters who aren’t overly perfect, fast paced twisty plots and a unique ‘Koomson’ narrative voice. I was very excited when I saw The Brighton Mermaid was being…

REVIEW: The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell

I’m not usually a fan of ghost stories. Despite my love of thrillers, there is something about ghost stories and the supernatural that I find just a bit too creepy. But The Silent Companions really intrigued me and I have to admit that the beautiful cover also caught my eye. Elsie is newly married and then widowed…

REVIEW: If We Were Villains, M.L. Rio

Every so often a book comes along that you just HAVE to read. With If We Were Villains all of the shouts of ‘Donna Tartt’ and ‘A new Secret History’ meant I was desperate to read  this book, but also a little hesitant. The Secret History comparison must have felt like a blessing and a curse to…

Reading Before Bed

Here’s an infographic by Mattress Online about how reading can improve your health and help you sleep.    6 Minutes to Slumber Infographic by Mattress Online. Hope you enjoy reading. Let me know what books you like reading in bed in the comments below. Speak soon, Hannah X

REVIEW: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

This was a bit of a random buy for me. Mainly because I’m not a cat person. But after Christmas I decided to go online and order loads of books. I’m trying to read 120 books this year (I will eventually write about my reading and writing goals for this year!) and I was curious…