2018 Goals. 3 Books to read in April

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3 Books to Read in April

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Books have always been a part of my life. However, last year I found reading to be one of those activities I abandoned, in favour of work. 

Reading, though, is one of the ways I manage to relax and go to sleep after long days in the office. This year I have chosen to read 3 books every month.

If you are looking for book reviews or inspiration for your next reading challenge, check out Goodreads. The platform allows readers to keep track of books, and share reviews with a wider audience. It’s a great platform for those who love reading.

Mythos:  A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece (by Stephen Fry)

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (by Adam Kay)

The Secret River (by Kate Grenville)

 

 

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

… exactly what is called – a retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece. Mythos is a magnificent story about beginnings, and gods. And who best to tell these stories than the witty Stephen Fry?

I do not have the audio version of the book, but I have heard it is absolute superb. The audiobook is narrated by Stephen Fry himself, so if you are thinking about buying the book- check out the audio one from Amazon.

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (by Adam Kay) is a collection of funny stories told by the author who is going through the junior rank of obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Same as for Mythos, I do not have “This Hurts (…)” in an audio format, but if you prefer audio book – check out this link to Amazon.

The Secret River

We bought The Secret River (by Kate Grenville)  on one of our Sunday walk to Stockbridge (I will have a post about this beautiful neighbourhood). 

This is the book I am currently reading. A superb story about life, struggle with poverty, perseverance, new beginnings and love.  

I would say it is heartbreaking in parts. However it empowers the reader to believe life can take turns for the better. My heart is in this book, with William Thornhill and his family, from the streets of London to Australia.

How to fit reading into your daily schedule

Until recently, I used to travel to work by train. That journey was one of my opportunities to read books. I don’t tend to set targets for reading a certain number of books per month or year. However I do aim to finish at least one book per month. 

Since changing this routine I started setting aside evening for reading. So far we have each managed to read at least one book per month. I think the secret might be the fact that we do not set reading goals, and we choose to read books on stories we like. 

I will write a post about reading as it represents an important part of our life, and would be lovely to hear others’ tips to reading more.

 

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