Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

To read my review of his previous mental health book,¬†Reasons To Stay Alive,¬†click here. In the opening chapter of this wonderful, insightful book, Matt Haig summarises his masterpiece perfectly: “I had already written about my mental health in¬†Reasons To Stay Alive.¬†But the question this time was a broader one:¬†how can we live in a mad […]

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Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

‘The fact that this book exists is proof that depression lies.’ After I read¬†The Humans¬†by Haig I was excited to read more of his wonderful work.¬†Reasons to Stay Alive¬†is a non-fiction, biography-style mindfulness guide / mental health educational text. Very wordy, I know, but Haig certainly isn’t. His writing is conversational without being too dumbed […]

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The Humans by Matt Haig

“Let us consider this: what if there actually¬†is¬†a meaning to human life?”¬†Haig’s main character, a Vendorian (an alien), considers a statement by one of Earth’s most famous (my favourite) poets, Emily Dickinson¬†“I dwell in possibility”. With no answers of why we’re really here, our race, us puny humans fabricate reasons for existence, and superior beings […]

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Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by C. N. Adichie

Two books in a row that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Again, one of the best I’ve read this year. The introduction to¬†Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by C. N. Adichie says: ¬†‘a friend of mine from childhood […] asked me to tell her how to raise her baby girl a feminist […] In […]

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