Books I have read in 2017 *the final post* (31 - 33).

2.1.18

So my goal to read 52 books in 2017 didn't happen. But in the true spirit of being kinder to myself in 2018 I am not going to beat myself up about it or make a goal to read a certain number of books in 2018. I will just continue to read as much as I want to read and enjoy the ride! (Although secretly I hope I can manage it this year ;))

I have really enjoyed writing these posts up because they spur me on to keep reading and to find books that I think you guys might find interesting too. Here are the last three books I read in 2017 and my marks out of 5.

#31 - The One We Fell In Love With - Paige Toon - 2.5/5

When I feel like I need something lighthearted to read, Paige Toon is my "go to" for chick-lit books. I love so many of her earlier books and, when I spotted this one in my local charity shop and realised I wasn't up to speed on some of her newer books, I grabbed it with both hands.

It's the story of triplets and how one chap, Angus, plays a big part in each of their lives. The chapters are split into each girl's story, with a few twists and turns. It's not my favourite Paige Toon book by a long shot and I found the main characters grated on me a little, so if you were looking to try some of PT's books I would recommend Pictures of Lily or Lucy in the Sky. 

#32 - The Anxiety Solution: A Quieter Mind, A Calmer You [audiobook version] - Chloe Brotheridge - 3/5

Another day, another anxiety book for Victoria. I should be an expert in anxiety solutions by now I'm sure! Chloe has a very calming voice making this audiobook easy to listen to, which is a good job as she provides hypnotherapy services in real life!

Her book is a good solid foundation for tackling anxiety and comes with different challenges to try along the way, so you will want a notebook handy.

If you're already familiar with Louise Hay's work then some of the content may not be completely brand new information but it's a clear and informative book with a modern take on how to tackle anxiety.

#33 - The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle - 4/5

This has been on my "to read" pile for the longest time, and I finally got round to reading it. A couple of the chapters I found quite heavy going and I struggled to get my brain around them, but the majority of the book resonated with me significantly. 

As someone who struggles to live in the "now" and is usually firmly planted in the past or the future, I found this the perfect book to help me to slow down and focus on what's happening in the moment. I would suggest reading this in chunks, in between other books, and pausing to really think about each chapter and what it means to you/your life. I will definitely read this again soon. 


1 comment:

  1. Go you and your 33! I got a measly 16 in 2017 and 22 in 2016. Closest I got to 52 was a massive 49 in 2015. On it this year though! I’m going to use your reads from 2017 to get me started :)

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