I’ve just checked my Goodreads account and I’m currently on book number 35 of 2021! I remember at the start of 2020 I read lots of five star reads in the first few months, it doesn’t feel like I’ve read that many books I’ve give that title to this year so far, but I’m really hoping for some more in the next couple of months.

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU– The most recent five star read. I’ve never read this one before but I did try to a few years ago, and I just couldn’t get into it. Little Fires Everywhere was one of my favourite books ever though, so I had a niggling feeling that I was missing something. When it came up that it was the book for the book club I’m a part of, I was willing to give it another try. I’m so glad I did because I just found it fascinating and I still think about it now months later. It is written in a very similar way to LFE and you can definitely tell it’s by the same author, but I’d say LFE just has the edge over them both for me.

YOU AND ME ON VACATION– I love love loved Beach Read by the same author last year, and while I did really enjoy this, it didn’t quite live up to BR for me. I would still definitely recommend giving it a read and it’s a great summer novel, but I did want a teeny bit more from this book if I’m being totally honest.

THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB- This is my most recent book and I’m a chapter or two left on it but GUYS, I can’t get on board with it at all. It’s so overrated and even though I’ve basically finished the book I still don’t feel like I know a lot of what happened in it. I liked the characters but the storyline felt all over the place and very confusing, a massive let down from what I thought was going to be a fab book.

SMALL PLEASURES– I’ve heard so many good things about this book so I was really excited to give it a read. While it was good and very interesting, it’s a four star for me. I really liked the twist at the end which I didn’t see coming, but the book as a whole didn’t completely blow me over like I expected it too.

THE LOCK-IN– Another book I just finished a few days ago. This was a fun quirky read, not one I’m going to necessarily recommend to anyone, but okay all in all when teamed with a meatier read that you read alongside it.

MRS EVERYTHING– This was a book I don’t think I’ve heard anyone speak about, so it was a super random kindle deal that I took upon, but I’m so glad I did. It was AMAZING. A book about a super complicated relationship between two sisters and their mother, it follows you thoroughout their lives and is a book I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Pleaseeeee read it.

Have you read any of these?


I spoke about this recently in an Instagram caption, about the memberships I’m apart of and would really recommend. I have to say, this type of online biz stuff is still super new to me and I only really started it last year, so take that in mind. That being said, I’ve attended quite a few courses and workshops since then so I feel like I know the things that are worth the ££ and the ones I wouldn’t purchase or watch again. So with all that, lets get on to it.

GROW GLOW by Vix Meldrew
This is the first membership I ever joined and it was a total no-brainer. Filled with fab expert trainings and a friendly private facebook group, but my favourite part without a doubt of it is the group chats and workshop calls that the members attend together. I’ve joined over a handful of them now, and the last one especially (maybe because thats its the most fresh in my mind) was a total game-changer and helped me plan where I want to take my Instagram next.

BETHS BOOK CLUB by Beth Sandland
I was debating joining BBC for quite a while, but I’m so glad I did and it is so worth the £5.99 monthly fee. There’s a massive ton of events that happen every few months, some of my favourites are: the monthly yoga class with Cake & Yoga Club, the Book quiz nights, and the author Q&A’s! The last one was with Mike Gayle who I’m a big fan of and it was such a wonderful way to spend an evening, so interesting. There’s also a private facebook group for this club which is filled to the brim with great book recommendations too.

The She Brief by Emily Valentine
The newest membership I’ve joined (I actually joined as a founding member) without really knowing what to expect. I have to say, it has far surpassed my expectations and I am LOVING it. I’m yet to join the coffee mornings because I’m at work but I’m really looking forward to joining an afternoon one later on this month to meet everyone. Every month there’s a workshop to join with accompanying workbook to fill (I have May’s to catch up on but I’m really looking forward to it) and they’ve recently started doing events too. I did the journalling for business success with Chloe Slade that they held, and it was very clarifying for me going forwards with my print shop and IG. They also have IG lives that are on their IGTV for you to watch so totally free, but so valuable! I’m excited to see this membership grow and to grow alongside it.

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