It seems May’s book choices reflected my month as a whole. With lots of fun and laughs, appreciating and making the most of every moment and focussing on what comes next. Here’s the books that made it onto my read list last month:
If you’re a blogger, you’re bound to have heard of Vicki and her blog, Honest Mum. She has made blogging an art form and is one of an elite set of parenting and lifestyle bloggers to have ‘made it’ in terms of earning a very good living doing what they love. Mumboss is one of those books you almost don’t realise you need and I for one am guilty of underestimating just how good it was going to be. I think I was expecting something completely different. A blogging ‘how to’ if you will. But it couldn’t be more different. If I could describe it simply – it’s like having a chat with an old friend. You can practically hear Vicki telling you about her struggles with her identity after having her first baby, sprinkling in little anecdotes from her parents and lots of laughs along the way. And of course, offering some pretty fabulous tips on how to get back to work after having kids. Not to mention how to turn those creative juices into a successful online business.
A fabulous book if you’re in need of a little pick me up. Bella Figura is all about finding pleasure in every day, making every aspect of life as wonderful as it can be. From your morning coffee, right through to bedtime, it demonstrates how to achieve a little of that Italian La Dolce Vita for yourself. It follows the author Kamin as she up sticks after a redundancy and heads to Italy, leaving her stressful city life behind. Staying in a friend’s Florentine apartment, she licks her wounds and begins to embrace the Italian way of life. Becoming healthier and happier along the way.
Why Mummy Drinks
Yoga classes, playground cliques, book groups, competitive parenting and more are enough to send anyone over the edge. Or to the nearest glass of vino. Why Mummy Drinks is a laugh a minute book from Gill Sims of Peter and Jane. It really is so funny. I was reading it between arriving at school and picking the little dude up and got a fair few stares from the other parents as I laughed my way through it. If you fancy taking a look at the lighter side of parenting, this one’s for you.
Feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Want to stop procrastinating and start working towards your dream? Reinvent Me will help you do just that. Written by former Strictly star Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, it focuses on reinventing yourself in a few easy steps. Breaking big changes down to help you get to where you want to be. It’s short, sharp and snappy and really gets you thinking.
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