Book Club Pick for January 2022

Apologies as this blog post is a super late one! Our book club is back to monthly activity though and that’s the most important thing right now – I feel at least somewhat in a greater position to stay on top of things now that we’ve got the ball rolling some more!

I thought for this month it was a good idea to focus on the genre of mental health or more specifically – self help books. I myself, struggle to pick up a self help book at any given time and I don’t think I’ve ever read one until now? (I could be so very wrong and it is likely that I am so please do not hold my own words against me haha). We’ve all had to endure so much during this pandemic the past couple of years, and I found it more important than ever to give myself the challenge of finding a self help book that I think anyone could enjoy. I think I actually managed to pass the challenge too! The book I went ahead and picked for this month’s book club read is The Comfort Book, by Matt Haig.

A Picture of The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – Photo taken by Booksthatwander

Advertised as a hug in a book, and reviewed to not be your ordinary kind of self-help read, I was automatically drawn to buy this, and I do not regret my purchase whatsoever! Here’s the blurb:

Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. 

The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive

I am new to both the genre and the author, so in a way I cannot fairly compare the book to others, especially as everyone has different tastes and experiences. BUT, this book is structured in such a way that makes it SO easy to read. I would even recommend this to non-readers.

If you feel keen to give this book a go or want to even hear the book club’s collective review, we will be hosting our next meeting on Sunday 13th February 2022 at 10am AEDT over at my Twitch Channel which you can find here.

Hope to see you guys there and in the meantime, happy reading!

Kat xx

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