April Reads – Books I’ve been loving this month

I am Currently in Book worm heaven . It was my Birthday this week, and I got a couple books which I’m super  excited to read and I also have a couple scheduled for delivery on my Kindle in the  next week or so  , as they are released.  Plenty reading to keep me out of mischief ……….. . 

These are the books though I’ve been reading and loving  the past month. 

 She Means Business by Carrie Green.    I love Carrie. A fellow Brit and Girlboss.  Carrie set up FEA – The Female Entrepreneur Association    of which I am now a member.    This book honestly is  one of the best Girlboss books I have ever read.  Carrie  tells her story of how she started her own business whilst at Uni and from there was inspired to set up a  community for fellow Girlbosses to motivate, inspire and support one another on the Entrepreneurial journey.   She Means Business is  Carrie’s own story from barely being able to afford Christmas presents for her family but having faith in herself,that  it would all work out with plenty of  hard work, and sheer determination .  Carrie is so lovely and really down to earth , I found her story so inspiring .   The Female Enrepreneur Association is now global and brings women all over the world together to unite in  supporting and encouringing one another in running their own business’ .  For all my fellow Girlbosses who have yet to read this book – go check it out Now!. It is wrote in a  way that makes it so easy to  pick up and read , even in bite size chucks , so even once you have read it through, you can simply refer back quickly to chapters  you wish to return back to for reference. Get ready to super charge your small business after reading this!


A revisit to an old favourite – Take a look at me now by Miranda Dickinson.

A chick Lit book to curl up with when you just want a little escape . I’ve read this one a few times now .  You know I love Miranda’s books.   I read them over and over.  This one is the story of Nell who   is the kind of girl who plans her whole life out. However out of the blue she  gets made redundant and her on/off relationship is defiantly off ,  so she  throws caution to the wind and acts on a whim .   A brilliant read that backs up the theory that the Universe always has your back  and that sometimes  in life, everything has to be shaken upside down , for it  all to fall into place and lead you right to where you are meant to be.   Plus it always makes me want to jump on a plane to San Francisco!.



Always the Bridesmaid  for hire  by Jen Glantz.    I read an article on Jen in Cosmo and loved her story.  So when I saw her book , I downloaded it on my kindle to read.  I’ve only just started it, but already I’m laughing out loud , I’m  hooked.   A fellow Girlboss who having endured Cruella  De Ville like  bosses  and jobs that just did not excite her,   accidently stumbled upon  a fun, profitable career where she gets paid to drink champagne, eat cake and dance all night long at Weddings  and make friends along the way.  


The Things you can see only when you slow down – by  Haemin Sunim . I was in Edinburgh recently for the day and had a little wander into Waterstones. I spied this book and started reading it in the shop.   I ended up buying it or I would have been there all day!. Haemin Sunim is a Buddhist monk, who offers advice on slowing down in our frantically busy modern world, to experience the joy, calm and strength we can find if we just slow down.  


The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving a F**k – by Sarah Knight .  I’ve been dying to read this one for ages! .  I have the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo on my Kindle , which is for tidying up and decluttering your personal space.  The life changing magic of not giving a  f**k however   is based on tidying your mental clutter.  I had it on my wish list,  However I saw my friend Katy reading it when we went away a couple months ago, and she very kindly  loaned me it.  Again I’ve just started it  , defiantly hoping to learn some tips on not taking too much on at one time! , so guilty on doing that despite my best efforts not to.   I’ll report back when I’ve finished the book.  

Comment below with the books you guys have been reading . I love hearing from you and its a great way to discover new reads!.

February favourites

Wow can you believe its March!, I mean seriously, I thought 2016 whizzed by, 2017 is doing the exact same thing.  I’m so happy that little hints of spring are appearing though, lighter mornings and evenings , tulips , (slightly) milder weather, yippeeeee.

February was a really crazy busy month.So I thought I would do a little round up of things I was loving in February so here we go! 


Weekends Away! 

I  actually had a couple trips away this month, me and my little Moo Cow suitcase were loving being on our travels.

 First off I travelled down to Manchester to do a live workshop day as part of my Orthopaedic Pilates course.  The course is on going but I’m hoping to finish and qualify by the summer, so I’ll have my nose in my text books for the next couple months. 

 Last weekend, I also travelled to Liverpool for my friend Lauren’s hen do. We had a blast! . I think I could probably write a whole blog post just on the Hen weekend – we did a Murder Mystery night, cocktail making and of course we visited the Cavern club!. There were loads of Live music bars which were just amazing. I definatly need to go back to Liverpool though and see more of the city. I’ve been twice now but both times were for hen do’s and I would really like to see the City itself and walk around the docks. 

Books, Books , Books! 

So by now you guys know I’m a bit of a book worm. These days I often have a couple on the go at the same time.  Usually a Text book as I try and arm myself with knowledge that will help me develop as a fitness instructor and help my clients., Then of course I need a  Book I can curl up and lose myself in  and often a Girlboss book to inspire me to keep building the Mis-Fit empire .   I just thought I could maybe share the books  I love each month and if you guys do the same, we can discover new reads!. 

Last  year my sister introduced me to the blind date book company- https://theblinddatebookcompany.co.uk.  

They are a fellow small business and  they sell books , that are wrapped in brown paper and with just 4 words on the front to give you a teeny clue about the book. The aim is to not judge a book by its cover, and therefore maybe try a book, you might not otherwise have read.  I have a few book worm friends , and I have gotten a couple of them a blind date book for their birthdays and they both loved the books they received- phew! . I just think it’s a BRILLIANT idea!. They post regular on their Instagram site. This is not a sponsorship pose, I genuinely just love the idea behind it and found it a fab present for my fellow book worm friends. 

The books I read for fun in February   were Ellie Dean’s  – Until you come home . My sister and I are loving the  Beach View Boarding house series from Ellie Dean. Its based during the second world war and the  residents of a boarding house in Cliffehaven, located in the South Coast of England . The boarding house is ran by Peggy Reilly and her family. The First book in the series is there’ll be Blue Skies which starts us at the very beginning of World War 2 and as the series unfolds , we meet various characters who come to take refuge at beach View amid life in a country at war  . Ellie publishes two books throughout they year – January and August . Its now up to book 12, which is the one I just read, definitely  check them out . 

Now please don’t judge but my guilty pleasure is Danielle Steel books – they are just so easy to read and I can just curl up and completly lose myself in the story. I used to pinch my mam’s copies when I was younger, now it’s the other way round ha. This Month The Apartment came out in Paperback , and I just finished reading it, it was so good plus it had the bonus of being set it one of my favourite cities – New York!  . This was based on a group of girls, who started out as flat mates but became best friends and navigating their way through life as a twenty something . 

I’m also still working my way through the Universe has your back by Gabby Bernstien. It’s one of those books you can pick up and work through at your own pace. I have a few of Gabby’s books and I love them. This one is based on , that if you want something and everything is aligned , then you just need to ask the universe and if it’s meant for you, it will not pass you by. 

Netflix favourites 

The Client List – OMG , does anyone else watch this?. I am totally hooked on this show. 

Beauty Favourites .  

I can while away many a happy hour watching Make up and Beauty tutorials on Youtube and one of my current favourite vlogger/bloggers is Lydia Elise Millen. She was talking about a fake tan she had been using called Bondi Sands. Boots sell it, so off I went armed with my Boots Advantage points and I bought the gradual tanner to give it a whirl. Guys I’m really loving it. it has, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E  and  cocoa butter in it so though it has a faint hint of that fake tan smell , its more the Cocoa butter you can smell, and it is really moisturising.  I’ve been going in the shower, using exfoliating gloves, then once I get out the shower , and dry off, I then apply the lotion with a mitt in circular motions. I’ve been using it a couple weeks now and so far no streaks and its a really natural tan. I actually just applied it this morning as I write this and all I can smell is Cocoa Butter!. it has me dreaming of summer days :-). 

Cinema Trips

 I also went to see LaLa land at the cinema and I actually really enjoyed it. I love old movies though and I think if you do too, you probably would love the it too. Have you guys seen it?, did you like it or was it not your cup of tea?.

What have you guys  been reading /watching/loving  this month? . Do let me know in the comments below , I love hearing from you guys. 

Joanne xoxo


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