What I’ve Read | January

I love reading and one of my aims this year is to read more books. So I thought I would start a monthly series of what I’ve read. I love reading these kind of posts, it gives me the chance got find some new reads, and I love been able to look back at books I’ve read. Because I was on holiday in January, I’ve managed to read quite a lot of books which is a great way to start the year!

A Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell 

I feel like the danish way of living is such a thing right now, especially with the whole hygge and lykke thing. It’s safe to say, I am obsessed with it. I find the whole culture of Denmark really interesting and this book has sparked my interest even more. The book follows the author moving to Denmark for a year with her husband as he gets a job in lego. It’s so interesting as each chapter covers a every month and a different part of life in Denmark including education, holidaying, food and, of course, hygge. If you have any interest in the happiest nation, I really recommend reading this book. I can assure you once you’ve finished you will definitely want to book a trip there.

Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma Gannon 

I have been a huge fan of Emma’s podcast for a while now and I’ve been meaning to read her book for ages. It was such a quick read which left me reminiscing of MSN days and the first few years on the internet and it was quite heart warming. The book follows Emma’s own experience of growing up in the digital age and as someone who is of the same generation, I really resonated with the book and her stories.

Paperweight by Meg Haston

One of the things I love about reading on my Kindle is that sometimes I just pick random books which I don’t know much about. Paperweight was one of those books which I actually really enjoyed. The book is about a girl with an eating disorder who is sent away to a therapy camp. It’s a really interesting book; not only does it give you an insight into eating disorders it also has a gripping story alongside of some of the reasons as to why she ended up thinking the way she does.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

This book is everywhere at the moment so I had to pick it up when I saw it on buy one get one half price. I wasn’t 100% sure on it at first but then I suddenly became hooked and enthralled in the story. It’s about a man who ages incredibly slowly and is 400 years old. It follows his life, intertwining the past with present and it was so interesting. I loved hearing about what life was in the past for this man and seeing how it has impacted the future and it was gripping.

For One More Day by Mitch Albom 

I am obsessed with Mitch Albom’s books. His writing is so easy to read and incredibly insightful. This is quite a short story but had me interested from the first sentence. The book is about a man who attempted to to commit suicide and what happened when he ended up spending a day with his dead mother. It sounds quite a strange premise but it really makes you think about life and everything. If you are looking for insightful reads which are also really easy to read, I recommend all of Mitch Albom’s books because I love them all!! 

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been reading!


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