I have listed some of the book group choices below. Please reply back with your top three choices and I will calculate the winner!
Also, please get in touch with any more suggestions you might have for us!!
1.Productivity: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity” by David Allen
Productivity guru David Allen shows how to organise a busy life, overcome bad habits and still be able to function calmly and effectively. The reviews on amazon are great and state it is good way to get organised effectively so could be great for us busy mums. (About £10 or cheaper second hand)
2. Happiness: “Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life” by Paul Dolan
Professor Paul Dolan reveals how we can be happier by using cutting edge research he shows us we can redesign our lives to make ourselves happier.
3. Cooking: “Hemsley & Hemsley Good & Simple Cookbook” by The Hemsley Sisters
I suppose everyone has heard of the Hemsley sisters and their clean eating agenda. I figured rather than reading all about it we could actually all try to cook a few recipes and discuss! This book is £12.50 on Amazon.
4. Cooking: “Honestly Healthy in a Hurry: The Busy Food-Lover’s Cookbook” by Natasha Corrett
I saw this healthy cookbook recommended in a magazine, it is supposed to be about eating healthy quickly, prepping on a Sunday night for the week etc. It costs about £17 but I think you can get cheaper if you try.
5. Learning: “The Longevity Book: Live Stronger, Live Better. The Art of Ageing Well” with Cameron Diez
This book is all about the science of aging and is focused specifically on women. When Cameron Diez turned 39 everyone started asking her about turning 40 and she realised she was scared so she decided to learn more about the aging process which led to this book. Is a co-write and receives strong reviews on Amazon. Cost is £8.50
6. Light read? “How to be a women” with Caitlyn Moran
Book about feminism by comedian Caitlyn Moran. Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking. Cost is about £6
7. Personal development “Playing Big: A practical guide for brilliant women like you” by Tar Mohr
Five years ago, Tara Mohr began to see a pattern in her work as an expert in leadership: women with tremendous talent, ideas and aspiration were not recognising their own brilliance. They felt that they were ‘playing small’ in their lives and careers and wanted to ‘play bigger’, but didn’t know how. And so Tara devised a step-by-step programme for playing big from the inside out: this book is the result. About £7
8. Development/ biography “Thrive” by Adrianna Huffington
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritising the demands of a career and two daughters. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
Vote now! Send your top 3 choices! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sorting Self, self development book group will take place at The Clissold Arms on the following dates:
Monday 19th September
Monday 17th October
Monday 21st November
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