Sunday, 8 October 2017

Lifestyle | A Little Book Haul


Hello Lovelies!

A lot of things have changed since I've started my first job. For one I've become intensely aware of how many hours I waste commuting. When I was at university these hours would usually be spent revising Korean and Japanese, but post degree I've found myself needing to fill these hours with something because commuting can be so boring.

At first I was Netflix-ing away my commute watching Ru Paul's Drag Race (yes I know great life decisions) but after my Iphone's billionth space freakout I had to say goodbye to downloading programs and hello to deleting every app I love on my phone. 

Then I thought what about books? Now I've mentioned this before but in my teen to adult years I really have not read much. When I was a child I loved reading. I would devour books in days and dream of Matilda piled high on her book stack and finding a man just like Mr Darcy. 

But as I grew up I became a little too obsessed with multi-tasking, and books are something you can't multi-task at all. However recently I've magically conjured up an interest for books again - probably because they're just about the only thing I can do on my commute easily. 

Anyways, that's enough of me rambling - let's get on to the books I've bought recently: 

Psy-Q: A Mind-Bending Miscellany of Everyday Psychology by Ben Ambridge

I mentioned this book in my How to Survive The Colder Months but it's such a favourite I just have to talk about it again. Psy-Q is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in psychology. Each chapter presents you with an intriguing puzzle, and then explains the psychology behind it. For one thing it's fun to go through, but it's also such a surprising and interesting book too. 

Lobster is the Best Medicine by Liz Climo

Promise this is the last book that I'm mentioning twice! Lobster Is The Best Medicine is such a lovely little coffee table book, and one that I know I will treasure forever. The mini comics are so heart-warming and honestly would make the perfect present for a dear friend.

Happy by Derren Brown

Since forever I've been the biggest fan of Derren Brown because I love his psychological take on traditional magic (see a pattern developing here?). His book Happy is a wonderful read because first and foremost it explores the idea of being happy in a way that's not preachy or too sunshine and rainbows. I adore his approach as its rooted in fact and psychology, which as a logical person I find really comforting. 

The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse is a book that I picked up completely randomly simply because I've heard so many good things about her books. You could say that I basically picked it up because I knew her name and that would be completely true. But The Muse promises to be an exhilarating mystery so I can't wait to start it. Do let me know if you've read anything by Jessie Burton as I'd love to know what you think of her!

Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E Thomas

Confessions of a Sociopath is a book I felt compelled to read because as a human I feel this endless need to try and understand people. The book promises to give you an honest and anonymous account of what it is really like to be a sociopath. Honestly I did find this book really interesting as it attempts to debunk myths about what being a sociopath is really like, but I did find it hard to push on and finish. There are a lot of points in the book where the main narrator can come off as too repetitive, and unlikeable but on the whole I found it a really perspective widening book. 

Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you've been reading in the comment section below!

Love Vicky x

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  1. I've heard so many good things about The Muse too! I'm looking forward to hearing if it was worth the hype :D x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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