Baby pink hair and lavender tea...

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Self-care for the mind...

I love reading. Books, magazines, articles – you name it! But I must admit, when it comes to books, I’m not very adventurous at all. I use reading as a form of escapism to give my mind a well needed rest, and so I am strictly not a fan of any book where I need to pay close attention to every minute detail for fear of getting lost. I love love stories and I love a feel-good read… because that’s what self-care is about. Feeling good. So here are the four books I read in April, guaranteed to give your mind a rest and make you feel good.

Surprise Me Sophie Kinsella: An extremely clever and emotional gaze into a modern marriage that had me belly-laughing one minute and holding my breath the next. Kinsella poses the question of how long did you really think forever would be when you said, ‘I do’? And what would happen if it turned out to be a whole lot longer than you realised?

Living My Best Li(f)e – Claire Frost: A fun story of friendship led by a group of female powerhouses, all offering a different essence to the story. I loved the insta vs. reality themes running throughout, reminding you that life isn’t always how it appears to be online. I am gagging for both a sequel to this story, and to be part of this fabulous fictitious friendship group!

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom: 'The 5 People You Meet in Heaven' is my favourite. Book. Ever. And I could not wait to read the sequel which explores another character from the original story! Albom’s writing is simplistic and easy to read – what makes his books so special is the sporadic sprinkling of heart aching wisdom dotted throughout.

The Longest Holiday – Paige Toon: If you would like to live vicariously through a spine-tingling summer romance, then this book is for you! I read this when the sun was shining with a glass of wine in one hand and the book in the other - a match made in heaven. There are plenty of twists throughout to keep you yearning for more! A blissful, summer read.