Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. the style can make it incredibly hard to follow in parts, and feels unnecessary when it’s not Oskar narrating. It doesn’t explicitly say that Oskar is autistic, but I’m guessing that was the author’s intention. I’m autistic and also have ADHD, and I can relate to Read more

Differently Normal

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I’m not a chick lit fan, so I guess it’ll appeal to those audiences more, but it was gifted to me because I’m autistic, as are my children, and the female protagonist’s sister is also autistic (with other disabilities). I liked the selflessness and care given Read more

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

I really do need to take a lot of the advice in this book. It’s got 3 stars because some of the advice seems a bit mean and doesn’t fit with my personal values, but that’s okay. I’m also conscious that it’s not the best written book in the world, although unlike others I’m not Read more

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

This book was okay, but not great. I listened to it on Audible, and the first thing I need to mention is that Eckhart Tolle speaks very slowly. I got used to this, but as I’m a quick reader I initially found it frustrating and needed to learn acceptance to get through it – it’s Read more

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety

Great little book to help you begin to tackle your anxiety head-on. With a conversational tone (including swears) and really short chapters, this is a brilliant book for those people whose anxiety is preventing them from concentrating, and for people in general (like me) who are easily distracted. It’s not preachy, doesn’t tell you to Read more


This book is quite easily one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever read. It is simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming, a tale of three people whose lives become entwined in their search for the Skallagrigg. I read Skallagrigg as part of a book club for parents of children with special needs, and although my child’s Read more