The Library


Pull up a chair, get a cup of tea and make yourself at home in The Library. Here you will find a selection of fiction, young adult and self-help books. If you want to be alerted about new arrivals then follow me over on Instagram. It’s the only way to make sure you don’t miss anything! You can also find me on BookTubeGoodReads and Twitter.

Off: Your Digital Detox

Tanya Goodin’s book, Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life, takes a gentle approach to digital detoxing. But it is no less effective for that. The strategies Goodin offers enables the reader to put boundaries around online time and the book provides ideas about what to do with more offline time too. It is […]

The Self-Care Project

The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy, the Founder and CEO of the Blurt Foundation, describes itself as a book on “how to let go of frazzled and make time for you”. If I’m honest, I’m not sure that I had this mastered by the end of the book. But I think if Hardy was reading this […]

There May Be A Castle

The windy path, scary-looking trees and slightly-terrified little boy, gingerly clutching a sword, let you know at the front cover that there is more to this story than happily ever after. Getting to the castle at the end of the windy path is going to be a challenge. That is if there even is a […]

The Little Book of Lykke

If you have read Meik Wiking’s Little Book of Hygge then you will perhaps know what I mean when I write that it is possible to find happiness in a book. If not then you can find out with his latest publication: The Little Book of Lykke. Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research […]

The Year of Less

If you’re anything like me then you will love dreaming up challenges to help you become a better version of yourself. I feel as though, in this respect, Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less is a kindred spirit except that there is an important difference between us: she actually manages to complete her challenges. […]

Bedtime Stories

You wouldn’t normally try to sell a book on its ability to send you to sleep but here is an exception to that rule. It’s taken me a while to be able to review this book because it is so effective at making me fall asleep that I have only recently heard the end. In […]

When Sadness Comes To Call

Try not to be afraid of sadness. Give it a name. One of my favourite illustrations from this book is on the copyright page. Sadness, represented by a mint-green amorphous blob, stands outside a closed door. On the other side of the door, a little girl clutches an open book in her hands. She peers […]