Happy 2019! Welcome to my first blog post of the year and it’s a good one to kick this year off! Today, I’m talking about the brilliant Jog On by Bella Mackie!
This is a post I have been waiting to write for months! Here is my top ten books of 2018…
This is a book that we have all been waiting for, isn’t it? I remember when the first announcement was out and I immediately got excited and then the cover real! Suddenly, it started to feel very real. And now it’s out in the world and here is Michelle Obama’s story, in Becoming. And it really is something very special.
Ah, The Spice Girls. There’s nothing that gives me the same feeling than when ‘Wannabe’ comes on. It’s like a switch that just makes you go wild, care-free, takes you back to your childhood. One minute you’re standing by the buffet and the next, on the dance floor just like at your school disco. And that will never change. The Spice Girls had that effect, didn’t they? They are rooted in culture, in that generation. There’s something joyous, exciting, addictive about that feeling. It’s an excuse to escape back into your childhood. And that’s not going to change, is it? I don’t think so…
I love a good memoir. I used to have them for Christmas. Mostly memoirs from my favourite stars growing up: David Walliams, Ant & Dec, Rob Brydon, Jennifer Saunders, Dermot O’Leary. But most of these memoirs were straight-forward in it’s structure. Born – growing up – school – leaving school – career, etc. I think it’s refreshing when a celebrity releases a memoir and goes against the traditional idea of a memoir.
Lately, when I’ve been looking at my TBR pile or browsing through books on Amazon, I keep telling myself: I need to read more funny books. Books that are hilarious on every page, whether that being fiction or non-fiction. So, when I saw this book in a giveaway on Twitter, I took my chance and I won a copy of a proof of the book! I never win anything! And it was signed! This book is funny. It’s hilarious on every page and oozing with charm and a big heart.
Ever since reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, I seem to have read and enjoyed a lot about American politics. Most recently, of course, Fire & Fury (didn’t enjoy that much but I’m glad I read it – you know what I mean?). So when I saw this book being published, and with that gorgeous cover, I knew I had to grab myself a copy.