Book Haul


After finishing All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, I felt a bit lost and needed another book to get my eyes into. This resulted in a trip to Tesco to see what books they had in stock. To be honest, I had no idea what I was looking for, I was hoping that I would become inspired by reading the blurbs. I ended up getting 3 in store (Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen, and The Passenger by Lisa Lutz) and 1 I ordered online (A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled by Ruby Wax).

A Street Cat Named Bob - James Bowen
"When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change"
I first heard about this book through the release of the film last year, but I didn't want to watch it until I read the book first! (I also didn't realise this was a true story!) I am currently reading this book and it's so lovely seeing this strong relationship being built between James and his cat Bob, and it definitely is a heart-warming story.

A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled - Ruby Wax

"Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment"
I picked up this book when I was having trouble with my mind. Like, I didn't know what was going on I was constantly in and out of moods until I couldn't get out of bed for two days. When I eventually picked myself up, I ordered this book as I knew I wasn't alone. I want to see if it changes me for the better.

The Passenger - Lisa Lutz

"With her husband's dead body still warm. Tanya Dubois has only one option: run. When the police figure out that she doesn't officially exist, they'll start asking questions she can't answer"
This book really caught my eye (the front cover looked similar to The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins) and I needed a gripping story to get my eyes into. It just seems to be one of those stories that will have you guessing and having you on the edge of your seat through every page. I can't wait to read this!
Mad Girl - Bryony Gordon
"Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her ilness. Now it's time for her to speak out. In Mad Girl, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as she can"
Another book about mental illnesses I decided to pick up! I don't know, I just thought this would be an interesting read as it is based on real life.

That's all for my mini book haul! What have you been reading?

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  1. i really enjoyed mad girl! i read it in one day on holiday, bryony made me both laugh and cry and it's a raw, yet lovely reflection on mental illness and dealing with it in the day to day. you'll love it!

    katie. xx

    1. I'm planning to read it next so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! x