“Walking Home” is a warm, cosy read narrated by Clare Balding as she walks around the British Isles. I really enjoyed it and felt that I was walking with a friend. I'd definitely recommend you give it a go if any of this sounds appealing to you! 5 stars.
"The Reason I Jump" is a quick, educational read intended to give the reader a little bit of an insight into the mind of a child with autism. I found quite a lot of the book to be overgeneralised, but I did find it to be poignant and really interesting in places. 3 stars!
“The Cost of Living” is the second of Deborah Levy’s working autobiographical publications. I enjoyed it for the most part, but found some of the essays to be unrelatable for me personally. I'll probably go back and read the first in the series at some point as this was an enjoyable 3 star read for me.
"Him & Me" is a fun autobiography by Jack and Michael Whitehall. I'd recommend this on audio for fans of the pair, but would probably avoid it if you don't know anything about them. A great 5 stars from me!
Whilst I don't think it's revolutionary, I found the topic of "Give and Take" to be quite interesting and it sparked some really great discussion. The overall style wasn't to my tastes though and I'd have preferred not to have had the lengthy, detailed examples that dragged this book out for me. I wouldn't recommend it as a book, but won't be ruling out the work of Adam Grant going forward, because I think the message is good, it's the format that didn't quite work - 2 stars for the book.
Another quick read from the Penguin Modern Series, this little book contains three sections of musings by artist Andy Warhol. I enjoyed it and found it quite interesting to read about this man and his life. Definitely recommended if that's something you're interested in. I'd give this one 4 stars.
“Parable” is a lovely story about one man's love for his dog. It’s a poignant read and one that'll make you smile, and possibly cry! This was a great 5 star read for me.
“Hard Pushed” is a really enjoyable medical memoir. Following midwife Leah Hazard on her journey to become an experienced midwife. Full of interesting stories and anecdotes, this was a great 4 stars for me!
"Life in Pieces" tells one woman's story of her family during lockdown. I did enjoy it and found a lot of Dawn's experiences to be very similar to my own, but I think this book would be better suited to mother's of young children, especially those who were home-schooling at the beginning of the pandemic. An enjoyable 3 star read for me!
“Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas” is a quick collection of anecdotes from Adam Kay's time working for the NHS. It's a nice read that you'll likely enjoy, but it doesn't have the same impact as his previous book. 3 stars from me!