One of my *unofficial* New Year’s Resolutions was, of course, to read more. I waste a huge amount of time on my phone and laptop just scrolling (relatable much) and that time could definitely be put to better use by enjoying a good book and taking time to relax. 2020 is and already has been the year of getting back into reading. I am not trying to read a certain amount, I just want to do it regularly – it is good for the soul!
I’ve been collecting a few books over the past few months to encourage me to fulfil this resolution. These are books that I have either been super excited for their release *cough cough Elton & The Insecure Girls Club* or ones that have been on my ‘to buy’ list for way too long – yes, An Edited Life I am looking at you. Whatever way these books have made their way into into my collection, I am super excited to get stuck into them and thought I’d share them with you today.
An Edited Life by Anna Newton
The organisational bible has arrived. Think the Marie Kondo of the blogging world and you’ll conjure an image of Anna Newton. The queen of the capsule wardrobe, this book promises to take you through every step to declutter your life – from finances and routines, to exercise and the dreaded wardrobe. I cannot wait to get into this and it couldn’t come at a more perfect time with a new wardrobe winging its way to me this month and a room reshuffle on the cards.
Calypso by David Sedaris
David Sedaris is one of those authors that I keep hearing so much about, at every second turn his name seems to pop up and particularly this book, Calypso. It is a book made up of twenty-one essays and is described by Audible as…
‘This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet – and it just might be his very best.’
Me by Elton John
This is the read that I have chosen to start with and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. Elton John, legendary music machine, has written his life story through his eyes – going through the ups and downs in immense detail, revealing he does know just about every celebrity there has ever been and making personal observations along the way. A must read for any Elton fan, music lover or nosey parker!
The Insecure Girls Handbook by Olivia Purvis
Last week saw me attend the book launch of Liv’s wonderful and so needed handbook that is a guide on how to navigate life as a woman who feels insecure always or every now and then. A beautifully put together bundle of advice, stories and help that promises to feel like a big hug – I cannot wait to get my teeth into this and am so proud to be part of The Insecure Girls Club!
The F Word by Lily Pebbles
Finally, another girl-power book comes in the form of The F-word, with that word *of course* being friendship. Blogger Lily Pebbles explores modern female friendships from a personal perspective in a celebration of everything that makes them – if that doesn’t sound like an uplifting, educational read then I don’t know what does!
Are you a fan of reading, if so what have you got on your list to read this year? I’d love to know!