You know that break I’ve been taking? It’s finally over.
This year I have done what I haven’t done in five years: I’ve spent more time at home than I have abroad. Crazy, I know. At the start of the year on a trip to Tahiti, I made a promise to myself that I would take some time off exploring the world to explore other interests.
As such, I’ve had a lot of time to read and this has led me to find some really positive-perspective books that I want to recommend.
If you haven’t already read this book then put on some clothes, get in your car and go buy it now (or just click the link – whatever is easiest). This is hands down one of the most soul-revealing books I have read. It makes you realise you’re not the only one, that someone else has been through that too. It leaves you with answers to questions you thought would forever be unanswered. It’s the kind of book you want two copies of: one to devour and ripe out the pages to put in frames around your living room and the other as a good copy to pick up every so often you feel like feeling. It’s that good.
I picked up this book on the shelf at Target on a late night mission to buy some wooden coat hangers. The cover page is what grabbed my attention and within the first few pages, I was hooked. This is a great read for those who love to dream when they travel and create little stores and scenarios for strangers they see along the road (guilty).
It’s no secret I loved Janice’ first book “Paris Letters”, so I was a little beyond giddy when I received an email from her, offering to send me a copy of her new book (ummm, yes please!) I loved reliving my own adventures through Paris in this book and think any fellow Paris addict will adore the pages.
Speaking of Paris, I saw this book in a homewares store and knew I had to have it. I have the New York edition of Megan’s books and absolutely adore it, so took a leap of faith and added this one to my coffee table collection, too. It’s a very pretty book with plenty of beautiful drawings and would make a perfect gift.
Are you sensing a theme!? Yeah, I’m proper obsessed. I read this book earlier in the year en route to Paris from the Netherlands and yes, you guessed it, I was travelling alone. I really enjoy how light-hearted Jojo Moyes’ books are and would recommend them to anyone who likes an uplifting read on the train.
I was in Tahiti at the beginning of the year and swamped with rain, so was relieved to see I had packed a good book for my travels. A Moveable Feast is a classic by Hemmingway, written during and about his exploits in Paris. I could read this thing back to front and inside out.
OTHER BOOKS I LOVE FOR HOLIDAY READING:
Over to you! What were your fave reads in 2017?