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This year I really wanted to get into reading more. It is something that I go through phases with, unless I am reading a real 'page-turner' that I can't put it down. I am a quick reader, so when I do find a book that I like I can get through it pretty quickly. I have managed this year to pick up a few good reads. I am no seasoned book reviewer or blogger, but I will try to give you a round up of a few books that I have read recently (without giving away any spoilers of course!).

Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
I had heard a lot about this book, and there is a new TV series based upon it, so I was interested to see what all the fuss was about and to give it a read for myself. This is not the usual genre of book that I would pick up and read, so it did take me a few chapters to get into it. After a few chapters I was hooked and I finished it within a few weeks of intermittent reading. I like the style of the book as the chapters are really short, meaning that they flick snappily between each of the characters and their own stories.
The book takes on a few unusual subjects so I found this a little eye opening. I felt that the ending could have a been a little better, as I found it a little disappointing but I felt that as I enjoyed the read, and the journey up until that point, that I didn't mind this too much. I do feel like the author could have dug a little deeper into the topics.

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Sarah Knight
I have not finished reading this all the way through as it is a book which I have tried to dip in and out of. I think that to read all of this in one go would be a little too much. This is an interesting read but I have taken a few of the chapters with a pinch of salt so to speak, as I think to completely take this outlook on life would leave you with a few 'problems'. The book does contain eye opening advice about looking at situations and wondering why you may get unnecessarily stressed about it and describes how to do something about it.

Girl Boss, Sophia Amoruso
Girl Boss has been super popular but I must admit that I was little underwhelmed by this book. I felt that it was a little much and did become a little preachy. It is a mixture of Sophia Amoruso's life story and the #GIRLBOSS movement. The book at first is an interesting read but towards the end I did get a little bored. It was very inspiring however, so it did leave me feeling very powerful with a determined outlook. It is is no way a moan about all the obstacles that Sophia has overcome, it is more of how you can move past theses and do something about it for yourself, which I did enjoy. Part of me was left feeling like, these are the tools that you can use to try to be your very own Girl Boss, but then again, is it just down to luck?

It is good read if you are one for letting the little things bother you, as it allows you to think about things differently and focus on what is really important to you, and therefore put more effort into those situations. It is more of a positive outlook book rather than a book to allow you to reflect and leave you feeling a little crappy, and I am all up for a book that allows you to do this.

What have you been recently reading?
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  1. Good to see what you thought of Big Little Lies, how did you find the twist? I thought it could probably delve into the issues a little more but I think that was my only issue with it.

    I'm still trying to finish The Book Thief! I started it months ago but it's at Todd's so I'm struggling to finish it!

    I hope you're able to get back into the swing of things with reading! :)

    Lauren :) x