The Reading List

When I was pregnant it was oh-so-easy to decide what to read. Manuals. I reads heaps of heaps of book telling what to do, what not to do, what to expect, what to feel, think and believe (expectant mothers of the world unit and burn your Gina Ford – release yourself from the chains). No number of manuals will help you with motherhood. You just gotta learn on the job as it were…

…but that’s a whole other post.

Anyhow, I am an ardent read. I am not at all discerning and will read anything from Jackie Collins to Jane Austen and everything in-between. I love discovering new treasures, books that spark a flame and stay with you. Books that you want to fling into someone else’s hand exclaiming “you must read this!”

However, I find now that I have little patience for trash and I want to read books that speak to me and that are not too difficult to concentrate on through the mental clutter of my life.

So the idea for a monthly (if I can read that fast) book list of recommendations from me and other mums. Books that you really rate. Books to read by the pool (if only!), books to read in bed, books to re-read. Let’s share the library of love.

I have decided on a few loose themes. So please please if you have read anything fantastic lately let us know.

Family Life

Capable Women

Re-worked Fairy Stories


If you can think of anymore themes that would appeal to you, just tell us.


Kim xxx



12 thoughts on “The Reading List

  1. AH YES. I want to read a book and say to someone, “YOU MUST READ THIS!” Unfortunately with a 5 month old and doing my postgraduate degree I have literally had not time. BUT exams are over this week and hopefully I can pick something up this weekend, any suggestions??? #coolmumclub

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    1. Hmmm … you have a 5 month old and have just finished a postgrad (respect!) – you need to wind down and so I would recommend Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford or The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy.


  2. I love this, I just like to read rubbish that is an easy read, requires no brain power and ends in marriage. I have very little spare time to read as I am currently studying at university and so if I can read a bit of trash in th bath once a month, I count myself lucky!


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  3. I have to admit I really really don’t enjoy reading – I am so envious of anyone who finds it relaxing and can ‘get lost in a good book’. I sometimes force myself to read something if everyone’s raving about it (Gone Girl?) but most of the time I finish it thinking, ‘well that was a complete waste of time’. I especially loath Chick Lit and felt nauseous reading PS I love You when it came out (that gives you an idea of how long ago that was!). The only book I ever remember reading in my life and actually enjoying was ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’. I loved that. Am I a lost cause???? I quite like reading autobiographies (think Caitlin Moran was the last one I read and have Sue Perkins on order from the library!) or factual books, though don’t get me started on ‘The Contented Little Baby’ #FabFridayPost

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  4. I like reading too – but I only like reading short stories. I just don’t have the time and the patience for long series of books. I am a little dyslexics so reading can be hard for me when it come to long novels. Now-a-day I just sticks to reading blogs. I enjoy reading blogs. I know – but if I have more time I would definitely give it a shot. Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

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    1. Yes, I have found that since having kids my atention span is so much shorter. At the moment I am re-reading some children’s book (The Secret Garden, Heidi). These are brilliant for escapism. x

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      1. I do really love children’s book I must say. Ethan school have a reading morning every Wednesdays – and this morning we read about fairy tales. It was such a great bonding session. The Secret Garden is also one of my favourite book too. 🙂 xx

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