Summertime is reading time! Kicking back with a brand new book in the park or garden is one of our favourite activities every summer. Not got your reading list up to speed? To give you some reading inspiration, we picked some of our favourite non-fiction and memoir books that will make your tanning session fly by…
1. Lost Dog: A Love Story by Kate Spicer
Kate is a middle aged woman trying to get her life back in order. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the dog disappears, it is up to Kate to hit the streets of London and find him…
2. Lowborn by Kerry Hudson
Kerry’s life is unrecognisable from her childhood, now that she’s a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world. But as she revisits the towns she grew up in to try to discover what poor really means in Britain today, she learns that in order to move forwards, we have to look back first.
3. They Don’t Teach by Eniola Aluko
First class honors law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist. Who could be better at inspiring us to become the best possible versions of ourselves than Eni Aluko, the woman who has achieved all of this?
4. Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer
In 2013, 19-year-old Lara Prior-Palmer took part in The Mongol Derby, the toughest horse race of the world – and won! Read more about this exciting book in our Wellbeing Wednesday Story.
5. Meant To Be by Lisa Faulkner
When Lisa Faulkner learned that she wouldn’t have biological children, she was devastated. But in the months and years that followed she discovered that there was more than one way to build a family…