This month I’ve started one book, decided that it’s a bit of a thinker, a dip-in-and-out-of type book, so moved onto something completely different!
A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled by Ruby Wax
I remember Ruby Wax as a comedian, initially in Girls On Top in the 80s and through all her stand-up and presenting roles. Now she’s taken her own experience with depression and her Masters degree in Cognitive Therapy from Oxford and written a book about Mindfulness. I haven’t managed to get very far into the book because it keeps making me question things, like “What is my version of happiness?”, “How can I deal differently with those situations from my past that mean nothing but appear in my head at 3am?” and “How can I remind myself that I’m content with the majority of areas in my life when I feel like I’m not?”. See what I mean? Lots of brainwork going on!
Anyway, so far I’m really enjoying working on my mindfulness but this book will have to be carried over!
The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson
I picked this up just over a week ago because I liked the cover, and then I read the synopsis and was intrigued. It’s actually a “young teens” book if we’re labeling it and it deals with serious family issues like parents splitting up and abusive relationships in quite a soft, empathetic way that’ll help the reader’s understanding of them. The story itself is interesting and easy to read and just a really pleasant experience!
Have you read any of these? I’d love to know what you thought! Find me on goodreads and let me know what you’re reading too!