I am leaving today for a week’s holiday in Fuerteventura, Spain!
I was going to take my laptop so I can journal and blog (+ watch Netflix oh god I’m obsessed!)… but then I decided it’s a good opportunity to have a bit of a digital detox.
My Kindle however is allowed to come 🙂 Now am I the only one who..?
1. Scans my Amazon Wish List every single day to check for price drops… soon as that bad boy drops to £2 or less, buy it!
2. Buys more Kindle books than I can ever hope to read!
3. Starts / reads several books at one time.
I suspect this describes all readers and book lovers out there. And of course, if you’re anything like me, you will also LOVE a good book recommendation or reading list!
And so, je present:
My Holiday Reading List!
Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life: A Guide for Anxious Humans – by Neil Hughes
A book written by a funny person about their battle with anxiety is a must-read for me. Plus, anybody who describes their life as “anxious bumbling through existence” is frankly extremely likely to be on my wavelength!
Check out these awesome reviews from the book’s jacket:
“Neil has a pleasing use of commas” – Anonymous.
“It’s not bad I suppose” – Neil’s mum.
“Pure drive. Avoid at all costs” – Neil’s inner critic.
Check out his website.
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found – by Cheryl Strayed.
I wanted to see the movie but never got the chance, so this will be a great chance to read this autobiography of a woman who, in the midst of a life that seemed to be falling apart, walked 1100 miles across the US.
I love stories of women who have fought their way through difficult times. Like many depression / anxiety sufferers it gives me hope and motivation but more importantly it reminds me I’m not alone, and gives me a sense of solidarity and friendship with these women who are sharing their story. p.s I hope to be one of them one day!
Another similar book which is also on my Kindle is Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed by Sonia Choquette.
The Invention of Wings – by Sue Monk Kidd
I have always been drawn to books set during the times of slavery. Maybe it’s a past life memory coming through.
So when I found this through randomly clicking about on Amazon and saw all the positive reviews (including Oprah, yo) I decided it’s highly likely I’m going to like it.
This story is said to be based on the true story of two girls, one a slave and one her ‘mistress’, who come together as sisters and abolitionists.