SELF-HELP BOOKS             FICTION FOR ADULTS             BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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. New books come in all the time and there are a number of ways you can keep up-to-date: BookTubeGoodReads, Twitter and my bookish thoughts posts here on the website. Blankets available upon request *

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Wild Robot & The Wild Robot Escapes

We all know that feeling of being the odd one out. Maybe we’re in a situation where we feel self-conscious and worried that nobody will like us. Starting university, new jobs, parties and social media can all evoke these social insecurities. Oh and finding yourself on an island of wild animals.

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* Sadly I cannot send you a real-life blanket but the make-pretend versions are delightful.