I’m so proud of my reading achievements this month.I set myself 3 books in my January post but I managed to get through four books! I always use to alternate between playing a game on my tablet and reading on the tube (the game always won), but this month I decided to read every single day on the way to and from work. - and obviously I was able to power through more books, yay! I am in the process of reading Overcoming Low Self-Esteem but as I found out whilst reading it, it's better to read through one chapter and then go back and work on the exercises in those chapters. So I won't be able to read through that as quickly as I thought. I will say that so far I am finding this extremely helpful, and I think it describes a lot of what I feel/have been feeling my whole life.
I really enjoyed all the books I read this month particularly, But Inside I’m Screaming, it was a triggering read for me which is kind of rare. I was acutely aware of my thoughts saying “this is how you will end up,” and if you've read the story the majority is not good. Despite that I found it to be a really good read, accurate and very well written.
I struggled for books this month. As mentioned last month I have a lot of books sat in my 'save for later' bag but a lot of them focus on mental illness and considering how I felt after 'But Inside I'm Screaming' I thought it was best that I veered away from that genre.So in the end I did manage to select some books for my February reads. They will have a similar theme of clearing the 'save for later' basket and me not actually remembering why I even wanted to read them.
False Memory by Dean Koontz - I'm not sure how I heard about this book, possible through a quote I saw on Tumblr or something. I don't know much about the book if I'm honest but having read the blurb and summaries about it on the internet, I'm very very intrigued. This book is MASSIVE, so I'm starting with it.
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell - Another book that I don't remember adding, but after reading about it, I'm also very intrigued to read it. I thought it might be a bit of a light and interesting read. Sometimes I just feel like getting lost in a book that doesn't require too much thinking or doesn't involve me getting too emotionally involved.
Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband by Natalie Young - This is one book I saw being promoted over Twitter from Tinder Press / Little, Brown and I just thought it sounded funny. It actually reminded me Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, a short story that I loved at secondary school. So hopefully it is as funny and witty!
So I've set myself three again, but only because the Dean Koontz book is so massive that it is essentially two books! I'd love to hear your book recommendations if you have any, as I really think I may struggle for books next month!