My Top 5 Books Read in 2016

Happy New Year

Wow! 2016 has gone by in a flash. It’s been a turbulent year politically and there are many reasons to want it over and done with. However, I’ve personally made some happy memories and will be thinking about the positive bits of 2016 as we welcome in the new year.

Some of my good memories include my two month trip to Asia, where I read a lot and visited some great bookshops, moving to Prague in July and getting engaged last month. It was all very exciting stuff! I haven’t read and blogged as much as I would have liked though, so hopefully I’ll pick up the habit again in 2017.

But for now I’ll end 2016 you with my five favourite books (in no particular order) that I read this year…

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Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive book coverReasons to Stay Alive is a short and easy read, part memoir and part self-help book. Matt Haig vividly describes his sudden spiral into depression whilst living in Ibiza in his twenties, his journey through the bad times, and how he made it out the other end.

There is a lot to be taken away from this book, whether you have suffered with depression and anxiety or not. I believe most people will be able to relate to at least parts of Haig’s experiences, and his book can make you feel less alone with your worries.

Reasons to Stay Alive is an excellent place to start if you would like to have a better understanding of depression or anxiety. With Haig’s clear writing style and a balance between his own opinion and fact, this book is easily accessible to everyone. Continue reading