I am possibly going to admit something that will NOT go down well but when it comes to reading books, I just don’t really enjoy it. It’s nothing new I have always been this way even as a child, while I do like reading, it’s just not something I would ever choose to sit and do. I know. I know. I do however LOVE listening to audiobooks. Honestly, I think it’s because I am a person who enjoys being on the go, sitting still isn’t for me and there is always something I can be doing.
In the last 3 months, I have upped my fitness (a post is coming on that soon) and because of this, I go out for a power walk most days. That time is my me time and is a brilliant opportunity for me to listen to a book and switch off. It fills two of my needs really well. So I thought I would share what I’ve “read”, listened to over the last few months. I’m hoping to do this feature regularly and share what I’ve been enjoying as it is always lovely to hear recommendations.
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I started with this book and oh my goodness. It. Is. Eyeopening.
If you have periods, know someone who has periods, exist on the planet with someone who has periods you need to read this. I learnt so much and it actually truly helped me. I have suffered from “bad” periods my whole life, starting at 10 years old was not fun. And it’s allowed me to make so many positive changes to life. I now know why I need to prioritise rest and when. I know when to lean into productivity and creativity and I know my cycle. I cannot recommend it enough. In fact, I have recommended it to so many people already.
I don’t really know why I chose this one next but it kind of felt right. Over the summer I had a bit of a low point within my work and how I felt about myself and self-worth and this book came along at the right time. It helped me realise I am more than what I do and what I create. It helped me feel better about myself and I found it really soothing. It was a really good listen.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I did indeed LOL. Which must have got a lot of strange looks as I power walked along the quiet neighbourhood. It was just brilliant. So many funny stories and feelings and something I am sure all mothers can relate to. And then the end, oh I almost cried. You could feel the unconditional love Ellie has for her daughter and it just made me realise how truly lucky I am with my beautiful girls. Another one I highly recommend.
And finally. I am almost finished with this one. Another book that makes you feel better. Talking about self-worth and those insecure feelings we all get. Liv’s comments around imposter syndrome and female friendships really rang true and again another one really nice to listen to. It kind of felt like a friend was talking to you.
So those are my four listens for the last 2 months, I have a wishlist on my Audible account and I get my next credit on the 13th so now to decide on what to listen to next.
What’s on your to read or to listen to list?