Bestsellers · Cleaning · Non-Fiction

This Is Me – Mrs Hinch ★★★★★

Blurb; Well guys, here we are! What an absolute whirlwind of a journey this has been so far.

So much has happened in the last couple of life-changing years and I’m so excited to share it with you all: my Hinchers. You have been right by my side for every step of the way and I honestly couldn’t have done it without the amazing love and support from this incredible family we’ve built together.

It’s often felt like a fairy tale but it hasn’t always been easy, and I’m going to let you in on the highs and the lows as well as my biggest fears and my darkest challenges. Because this book right here, is me.

This is me: Soph – the wife, the mother and the person behind Mrs Hinch.

So let’s do this! Put your Hinch Lists to one side, get comfy and join me on the sofa with a cuppa. Welcome to my world.

This is my story.

My Review; Something a little different on the blog tonight… One for all the hinchers out there. I have followed Mrs Hinch for a while now and she gives me the get up and go to sort my own house out and clean. However, my house will never be as clean as hers… I’m blaming my two kids! Ha. I’ve become invested with her, her family, her cleaning, seeing her dog Henry and finally seeing little Ronnie grow. Even my kids love to watch them all especially Henry. The book is amazing. She is my WOW. A huge inspiration to me and many others…

This book is all about herself, her past, the future, the trolls, cleaning, her family, her childhood, Ronnie, Henry and Mr hinch. It has attached some lovely photos within. Reading this gave me a different view to the Mrs Hinch we see on screen daily. She is so down to earth, she’s just a normal lady who loves to clean and she doesn’t know herself how this all blew up. But she’s our cleaning queen. If you’re a hincher grab the book!
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All the stars for this one would give more if I could. Highly recommend. Finished this in just over a day couldn’t put it down. Will probably end up in my top twenty reads of 2020. Highly recommend. Thank you Sophie for sharing your words and life with us all. I just need to read her first book now.

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contemporary · Non-Fiction

Notes On A Nervous Planet – Matt Haig ★★★★★

Blurb; A follow-up to Matt Haig’s internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.

The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological “advancements” that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies.

My Review; This is the follow on to the book I previously reviewed (Reasons To Stay Alive) they are both very similar. However, this book focuses again on depression and anxiety but takes an indepth look into the world. This includes… Social media, news, shopping, technology and companies and how it all affects us. It is well researched and looked into and again has plenty of tips for us all to deal with this world amid the chaos of our minds.

Matt makes the reader feel they are not alone in the daily challenges we all face. Brilliantly written again. Highly recommend. An insightful read for us all. A well deserved five stars.

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Non-Fiction

Reasons To Stay Alive – Matt Haig ★★★★★

Blurb; Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live.

“Destined to become a modern classic.” —Entertainment Weekly

Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it.

Everyone’s lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest—there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

My Review; This book came into my life at what I felt was a very dark and lonely time, I was struggling and this book just came to me and it was perfect. It was just what I needed. It is Matt’s own personal story but full of information, ideas and ways to help yourself. It focuses alot on depression and anxiety which I have both. It’s an honest story/book that could literally save lives.

The way Matt has written this he understands, you’re not alone, he has been there and he wants to help if he can through this book. I would highly recommend to all. Either for those who do have anxiety and depression or for those who don’t to educate yourselves about it all and help others. Eye opening. Honest. A book we need, not want. Thank you Matt. A well deserved five stars from me.

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