Having bought this book ahead of a planned trip to Copenhagen, I was excited to see just what was so different about Danish life that makes the Danes the happiest nation in the world. Continue reading “Reading List // The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russell”
This book totally passed me by! I never used to be much of a reader, especially of fiction books, so I missed all the hype that lead to The Alchemist becoming one of the world’s most read books, selling over 150 million copies.
Having seen a lot of people’s “it changed my life” statements about it, followed by many a “don’t know what the hype is about” comments, I figured I needed to find out for myself.
With Barack Obama ending his 8 year term as President of the United States, and all the media that came with it, I realised that I didn’t know much about the man before the White House.
Knowing that he’d had a few books published, many years before his election campaign, I decided to add these to my reading list to learn about his upbringing and what led him to go into politics.
Even people who don’t follow cricket know who Kevin Pietersen is. Bursting into the spotlight during England’s glorious 2005 Ashes win, KP, the South African with the three lions inked on his arm.
Coming soon after his acrimonious exit from the ECB setup, though it covers all aspects of his career, it’s his time with England that this book focuses on. Continue reading “Reading List // KP: The Autobiography”
Richard Branson is one of these people you think you know a lot about, but after listening to the audio of his book ‘Losing My Virginity’, I realised I actually knew very little.
I found this book fascinating. Continue reading “Reading List // Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson”
Watching Bruce Springsteen perform you wouldn’t imagine that he was someone full of insecurities, anxiety and suffering from depression. But reading ‘Born To Run’, his story from New Jersey schoolboy to international rock star, it’s this that is a constant thread on his journey.
The other, his love of rock n roll.
Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’ was a book that cropped up on so many, “books you need to read” lists, that I couldn’t not read it.
Having previously read Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ I kinda had an inkling that I would enjoy ‘Yes Please’, and I was right, it had the same style with a similarly funny lady behind the book.
After one of my best friends recommended this book as being awesome it was already on my list of books to read. So when it came up as Audible’s Deal of the Day I decided, “what better time than now to start being a badass!”.
Firstly I love Jen Sincero’s style of writing. Secondly, I love Jen Sincero’s narration of her own writing.
Being a football fan I do know who Clarke Carlisle is, and I already knew little pieces of his story. Chairman of the PFA, the Premier League footballer who appeared on Countdown and supporter of anti-racism in football campaigns.
I was also aware that he is possibly the only modern day footballer to speak so openly about suffering from depression. Continue reading “Reading List // You Don’t Know Me But – Clarke Carlisle”
I added ‘The Last Act of Love’ to my reading list after seeing it mentioned on a few different end of 2016 “Best Books” lists, and when it came up as deal of the day on Audible I snapped it up.
‘The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister’ is author Cathy Rentzenbrink’s heartfelt account of the aftermath of the life changing moment her brother Matty was knocked down, aged 16, walking home from a night out. He suffered a huge head injury and was left in a persistant vegetive state (PVS). Continue reading “Reading List // The Last Act of Love – Cathy Rentzenbrink”