Book No Buy

11 books from the charity shop

Going on a no buy is always something that sounds a little terrifying. People say they intend to buy no makeup products, no clothes, books or anything unless they completely run out and it is part of their routine. I could never take it to that level, at least not right now and especially with […]

Scrapbook Of An Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan*

Book by Vicky Nolan

A little while ago Vicky Nolan, the author of Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in giving her book a read. She explained to me that the book is based on her real life experiences of trying to break into the music industry and how […]

The Food Wars by Walden Bello

Book by Walden Bello

When I was reading this book I read half the chapter focusing on agrofuels and the next morning there was one of the companies mentioned with a sponsored advert on my twitter feed. Was it there before or did I just notice it because of my awareness around the topic? Or is there some greater […]

Africa by Richard Dowden

Paperback cover of Africa

This book spent so long on my to be read stack, I’m talking maybe five years, and whilst I really wanted to get stuck in and find out everything it had to say I was also a little bit intimidated by it. Over the years I’ve learned to not be so scared by a book […]

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Book by Adam Kay

Like so many people, I have a personal appreciation for the NHS. The services, care and dedication that people in the NHS gave to me, and many of my family members and friends, from birth to now shaped me a lot and are amongst the many reasons I wanted to get my current job in […]

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva*

Book by Lana Riva

This book, Happier Thinking, was sent to me by Lana herself, after reaching out to me via email to discuss if it would be something that interested me. If it is something that is of interest to you it is available to purchase on Amazon┬áto purchase in paperback or download on the kindle if having […]

Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason

paperback copy of Strange Shores

Earlier in September I mentioned in another book review about how I found myself accidentally reading a book from the end of a series rather than following them in order as a result of getting it cheaply in a charity shop. I found myself doing the same when it came to picking up and reading […]