My 7 Reads for Summer

My 7 Reads for Summer

Summer is my favourite season. There is nothing I like more than relaxing in the garden or on a beach with a good book. It’s the time of year when I allow myself the luxury of reading for days on end. I love it. Before we go on holiday, I spend ages deciding which...
Celebrating Publication After a Sad Year

Celebrating Publication After a Sad Year

My second book, Midlife Without a Map, is out now. It’s a year later than planned, so I am excited to share it with you. Last year was an incredibly sad year for my friends and family. After the death of my friend Hannah, I struggled to write anything. The pain and...
My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

As soon as I started reading Lemn Sissay’s My Name Is Why, I couldn’t put it down. The book is not a thriller, it is a memoir of growing up in care, but it reads like a thriller. Page after page, I was gripped, holding my breath, unable to comprehend the horror and...
Reading round-up, November 2019

Reading round-up, November 2019

November is just about over and we’re speeding towards Christmas. I hope you’re making the most of the cold, dark nights for reading. I certainly am. There’s nothing I like more than curling up with a hot chocolate and a good book. This month has been mainly about...
My 7 Reads for Summer

National Read a Book Day

TODAY (September 6th) is National Read a Book Day which means we should all stop what we’re doing, pick up a book and spend the day reading. How fantastic is that? If, like me, you’re struggling to dedicate the full day, then pledge half a day, or an hour, or even...