‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

This is my favourite book for the year so far. I enjoyed learning about Michelle’s childhood and her parents and brother, her university years and career before meeting Barack. I especially loved reading about their love story of course! But I also learned a lot about wearing many hats in life as she described how […]

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Books that helped me get my life in order

1) ‘Thrive’ – Arianna Huffington redefines success as more than traditional measure such as wealth and titles 2) ‘Remarkability’ – I’ve read this every time I start a new role. Lorraine Murphy reminds me how to stay organised and prioritise during busy phases of my life. 3) ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ – Marie […]

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‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi

I heard all about this book at the time it was published through the blog A Cup of Jo (which is run by Paul Kalanithi’s  sister-in-law). But it sounded intense so I didn’t buy it. Then I started reading a few pages at a bookstore in San Fran’s Ferry Building on holidays in 2016. I […]

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‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ by Ashley Hay

‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ tells the stories of the inhabitants of a house in Brisbane, both past and present.  The previous owner, Elsie, is an old lady who has a fall and is forced to leave her home of 62 years to a retirement village. The new owners are Lucy and Ben and their one-year-old […]

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‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan

I first read ‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan just after I turned 26 years old.  It was a beautiful gift from a lovely, thoughtful friend whom I had only met months earlier.  I was living in Hong Kong at the time and (sadly) not loving it.  I was at a point in […]

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