Book Pile

Book Pile

April reading

droodThe Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

After spending a ridiculous amount of timing trying to read this book, i gave up 3/4 of the way through and the reason; isn’t this supposed to be about a murder? Where’s the murder? If you decide to attempt this book the character’s names should keep you entertained, with Mr Grewgious and Mrs Twinkleton.




The Art of Extreme Self Care by Cheryl Richardson

It is one of those ‘happy happy’ change your life one month at a time books. Although easy to read and follow through i am glad i didn’t buy it, but borrowed it from the library. There were two that Cheryl shared that did ‘like’ the idea of; Mirror Mirror – every time you pass a reflection of yourself you should tell yourself  ‘I love you____ (add your own name). Cheryl says it works, i haven’t had the time to try it yet. The second one was ‘Creating a sacred space’. Having tried and failed several times to do this, i intend to try again.


fixThe Slow Fix by Carl Honore

If you are looking for a Slow Fix for your life this book isn’t it. However if you are looking for way to Slow Fix for your business then this book may have some ideas for you. I didn’t read all the book (almost)!! Some of it was interesting and some of it was long winded and repetitive, almost like it was filling the word count.



migraine bkMigraine by Oliver Sacks

I feel like i have been reading this book for a very long time, but not really. This is book that everyone who has ever suffered from migraine should read and everyone who knows of someone who suffers from migraine should read. It is totally fascinating. However i kept having to read it in small parts and then put it down and then pick it up at another time and read some more. This book is not for the faint hearted and you may need a dictionary, but that said it’s a book to be studied. The book was last updated in 1992 so is a little dated but it is still worth the read.


readerThe Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

I read this one purely because i hadn’t read anything by this well known Yorkshire author. The Uncommon Reader is actually the Queen. The books message is, everyone should be a reader and every reader should probably write too. I loved it! In parts it was funny, in parts it was thoughtful, but definitely worth the read.




This month – May (so far)

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain – Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Painter of Silence – Georgina Harding

Doctoring the Mind – Richard Bentall

All One Breath – John Burnside (poetry)

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat – Oliver Sacks (to finish)

Maybe that’s enough, but i have a feeling they maybe more!!

2 thoughts on “Book Pile

  1. I always appreciate seeing the books you’re reading–and hearing both good and bad reviews. No point wasting our time with bad books. I get the feeling more and more that authors are having to reach a word count as well. I’d MUCH rather read a short book with something to say than a long one with unnecessary words. I’ve added “The Uncommon Reader” to my to-read list.

    1. Sometimes what looks good is not as good as it looks. But the Uncommon Reader is small but full, i hope you enjoy it. I read all in an evening

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