1. How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you, by The Oatmeal
This hilarious cartoon-style book was given to me for Christmas by my Husband’s younger brother. I was really grateful for this one, as I do always wonder if our cat is secretly plotting…
But yeah, this book contains a series of cartoons of different scenarios where the cat always comes out on top..naturally. It’s published in America and was written by Matthew Inman, who writes at theoatmeal.com and lives in Seattle. You can buy it on Amazon for £5.99.
3. Middle Class Problems by Benjamin Lee.
This is one I bought for myself as I’d seen it before Christmas and really wanted it, but stopped myself from buying it! It’s actually hilarious as it contains quotes from people collected from Twitter that sound particularly ‘middle class’, such as: ‘I’ve eaten too many M&S croutons on an empty stomach and now I feel sick’ #milddisaster and ‘smashed my favourite champagne flute. Nightmare’.
Basically they’re a whole load of first world problems which make me lol! Especially those I can relate to! Available on Amazon for £4.99.
5. A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde
My sister bought me this book for Christmas, and I think I know why, because it’s set by the sea- reminding me of where I was brought up! It’s definitely a romance, and looks perfect to read in the summertime when on holiday. I haven’t read it yet, but I will, as every now and then I love a good chic lit! Available on Amazon for £10.49.
6. How to Find Love by Veronica Henry
I bought this one for myself before Christmas and still haven’t read it! It was when we were in Stow on the Wold at this cute little bookshop, and I just knew I had to have this title when I saw it. I love books, and I know I have already found the love of my life, but I still like to read romantic books, especially when they’re based in bookshops!! A Sunday Times bestseller, its about a girl called Emilia who has returned to live in her hometown village in the Cotswolds (another reason why I wanted to read it since this is where we live too!).. I won’t tell you anymore, but I’ll let you know if it’s any good. Available on Amazon for £3.85.
7. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
I bought this one for myself in Wh Smith one day whilst on the way back from work. The title caught my eye, and a quote on the front by Steven D Levitt says ‘A lifetime’s worth of wisdom’. I mean, how I could I not? The author is also a winner of the Nobel Prize, so that’s also saying something. The book is about how we make the choices we do in life. It’s recommended to read slowly as apparently it could change the way you think. I thought this would be a good read for my commute to work. Available on Amazon for £7.69.
10. The Campervan Coast by Martin Dorey
Another one from my The Works haul. I love camping, as I always went as a child during the summer holidays. I would really love to buy a VW Camper, and so this just inspires me a little. It not only features recipes to when camping, but also camping tips, VW maintenance tips and places to visit in the UK. I now need an excuse to use it! Available on Amazon for £18.14.
11. India by Pushpesh Pant
This one was bought by me with my Homesense voucher that was given to me by my lovely Husband. I adore Homesense, especially for it’s choice of books priced excellently. I think I picked this extensive recipe book of Indian food up(1000 recipes) for £15. Bargain! I know what I’m going to be eating for a while… Available on Amazon for £20.37.
Please comment if you’ve received any of these titles – what did you think of them? Also if you’ve done a January book haul, please share as I love reading them!