Melanie Murphy

Five Books to read this October | Books

29th September 2017 by naffy

IMG_8270 Melanie Murphy Holly Bourne If there is any time to get back into reading the cold dark Autumn nights is a good place to start. Through the years, I found finding time to read can be tricky but it is pivotal to keeping me sane and happy so I thought I would share five books for you sink your teeth into this October.

The Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

If you are in your twenties and navigating your way through the early stages of your career, this is a good place to start. The Little Black Book talks about everything from how to dress for work, your morning routine and the difficult concept of money. I have followed Otegha Uwagba after discovering her through Emma Gannon and I am in awe of the work she is doing for women in the workplace. This book is snapshot of advice from her own experiences as well as other women other successful women. She is due to publish an updated version of the book and I cannot wait.

It only happens in the movies by Holly Bourne

There is something about the world Holly Bourne creates that I cannot help but fall in love with.  She has the perfect combination of building a fictional world while giving the readers information they can use in their day to day life.

The book follows Audrey, an aspiring actress who has a negative perception of romance film. Audrey meets Harry, a boy she knows is everything she is against. Holly has a way of creating wonderful multi-faceted characters and Audrey is no exception. The book is officially out on October 5th, you can pre-order it on Amazon and let me tell you, this is one book, you do not want to miss.

Fully Functioning Adult – Almost by Melanie Murphy

Whether you are in your twenties or just starting high school this book is full on useful handy anecdotes to do with everything from sex to body image to navigating your way through friendships. The book speaks from Melanie’s heart. She talks to you the way you would talk to your best friend about your deepest secrets.

On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

I heard about this book when it was first to publish but it took me a while to get my hands on it. I fell in love with On the other side, the moment I started reading it. I read this on my commute to and from work and instantly thrown into the world of Evie.  The story of love and family and the bond it can create but more than that I fell in love with Carrie’s writing. She manages to incorporate many issues in the world such as homophobia, pansexuality and more. It is honestly one of the most heartfelt fiction pieces I have read recently. The reason it is not in this picture is that a friend is currently reading it.

Ice Cream For Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams

This is one book which is on my list to read. Whenever I have spoken to people about books recently, Ice Cream For Breakfast has cropped up. I have read Laura’s debut novel Becoming so I am excited to pick this up. Ice Cream For Breakfast shows exactly what can happen with it appears you have everything you want from life but something is missing. Laura found herself a successful author but felt something was missing. Because of this, she took time out from writing to Nanny two wonderful children. The book shows the lessons she learned about life through this time. It is set to be hilarious, full of tips and trick and brutal honesty I have come to expect from Laura.

Let me know if you decide to read these five books this October, I would love to know what you think about them.

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