Books I read in May
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F$%k by Mark Manson
Best. Book. Ever. If you have any problems you're struggling with in life or even if you don't, I think this is an amazing book to help you view life in a different perspective. Because it hits the nail on the head - the world is not perfect, it never will be perfect, and we need to stop believing that everything will always be good or go to plan. Being prepared for adversity is what makes us stronger. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next one - Everything is F$%ked!
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
I'm really loving psychological thrillers at the moment and this book did not disappoint. With two female viewpoints, the mother who is convinced someone is trying to kidnap her twins and the investigator who doesn't believe she's crazy, this was an interesting read. I'm not really sure how to describe what happened, but it was definitely a gripping and chilling story.
Books to Read in June
Untouched by Anna Campbell
The choices at the writing workshop with Anna Campbell at the Rainforest Writing Retreat were Captive of Sin, My Reckless Surrender, and Untouched. Having read Captive of Sin (and loved it) I didn't want to pick that one and was keen for My Reckless Surrender, but I was convinced by fellow Anna reader and Anna herself to take Untouched. I'm a few chapters in and it doesn't disappoint!
The Country Wedding by Barbara Hannay
I got a little bit further with this on the way to the Rainforest Writing Retreat and am into it ... but then I was given Untouched. I will get through them both!
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
I bought this the other day on one of my shopping expeditions because I need to know what all the fuss is about. We will see!
Everything is F$%ked by Mark Manson
I need to know what he has to say next.
Wildflower Ridge by Maya Linnell
Debut novel of friend and fellow writer Maya Linnell will be released in June. I will definitely buy it as I love a good, new, and fresh rural romance. I just hope I'll find time to also read it quite quickly.
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