Challenge criteria: A memoir, biography, or book of creative non fiction
The incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman’s fight against breast cancer. Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith.
‘Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior, I fell in Debenhams. It was May 2008, and it was spectacular. Uncomfortable heels + slippy floor + head turned by a cocktail dress = thwack. Arms stretched overhead, teeth cracking on floor tiles, chest and knees breaking the fall. It was theatrical, exaggerated, a perfect 6.0. And it was Significant Moment #1 in discovering that I had grade-three breast cancer.’
Challenge criteria: A book about mental health
The world is messing with our minds.
Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. Continue reading
This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But A Lot.
We’ve all been a little overtaken with the latest Netflix craze. The inspiration for the title of this blog post. I think I’ve watched it about 2840923714 times since it came out. It was the perfect title for this Six for Sunday post, where I’m sharing the love for some bloggers and their fantastic work. You just know this is going to be a fan girl campaign for one specific blogger, don’t you. . .
I’m not even going to say if this was quarterly or not, because to be honest I don’t know. I personally don’t feel like I did as much reading in the time between April and now, but if I’m about to be shocked I’m prepared for it.
Let’s recap where we stood in April. I’d read 31 books up to the end of April. The PopSugar and Modern Mrs Darcy challenges were coasting along well. There was, naturally, room for improvement. Time to check in.
Don’t forget to check on how I did in the first four months of the year.
It’s World Friendship Day today, so I can’t think of any better time to look back on some of the best friendships I’ve seen in YA fiction.
It’s not exactly a secret that the friendships you make in your teenage years can be among the most influential in your life. You’re growing as a person and finding out who you are, so having a bunch of people around you who are also making the same discovery can be a huge weight off.