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What we’re reading: January

In a bid to make ourselves read more, and so you can see some of the literature that inspires our travels, and our London adventures, we’ve decided to do a monthly recap on what we’ve been reading. Here’s January’s for you!


Why Does My Cat Do That? by Catherine Davidson

As some of you may know, I love our cat. Like really love our cat, and find her and all cats absolutely fascinating. This book is aimed at answering questions a lot of cat owners will have, “Why does she chatter his teeth and squeak when she sees a bird?” or “why do they always seem to approach visitors who can’t stand cats?”. It’s pretty interesting  and well constructed look at feline behaviours and gives relatable examples of situations you probably encounter regularly with your feline friends. I Would definitely recommend this if you want to understand why your cat does some of the seemingly inexplicable things that it does.


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This is one of those books that I had seen everyone reading, and was worried wouldn’t live up to the hype. I had promised myself that this year as part of my well-being I needed to read less books on military history, Germany and refugees, and some more fiction, and so decided I would start with this when it was gifted to me by a lovely friend. It’s fair to say it lived up to the hype. I couldn’t put it down, I don’t think that was because it was so gripping and well written, more that the story was believable, the characters were relatable in some ways and there was a real essence of “I have a real interest in the well-being of all the people in this book”. It’s cute, it’s funny, it’s sad and it’s a little bit unrealistic but all of that makes for a genius bit of writing. Quite frankly I can’t wait for the film, and Reese Witherspoon, if you read this, I wouldn’t mind a role in it!

What are we reading now?
Tim: Help: Comedy. Tragedy. Therapy by Simon Amstell

Jess: Help: Comedy. Tragedy. Therapy by Simon Amstell

What are you reading? Is there anything you’ve read that you think we should read next? What’s on your bookshelf waiting to be picked up? Let us know in the comments below!

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