Book Club

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Baby Boom by Helen Wallen

Award winning Blogger  'Just a Normal Mummy' has smashed it with her debut novel.
I have really been looking forward to reading this as I'm a big fan of Helens blog and my gosh it didn't disappoint I laughed my way through it in a matter of days.

Baby Boom is a lovely story about life, parenthood and relationships, based on the lives of three best friends and the start of their journey into motherhood. Warm, funny and very realistic I loved all the characters I'm not ashamed to admit I did a few embarrassing snorts of laughter in the coffee shop while reading this.

My favourite part of the book was the WhatsApp conversations between the three friends, they are so true to life and reminded me of the kind of conversations I have with my friends they were so funny. Another nice little touch is the illustrations on the corner of each page which makes the book like the flick books I used to make at senior school. Its this little extra attention to detail and  touches that make the book seem personal and special.

The book is so well written and manages to reflect what we all feel at the start of pregnancy and beyond perfectly. Its a light easy read that all us exhausted mums will appreciate because at the end of the day reading about a group of friends discussing Fannies on WhatsApp is bloody hilarious!

Baby Boom is available to buy from Amazon or all good bookshops.

The Author is also on
Facebook - Just a Normal Mummy
Instagram - @Wallymummy
Twitter- @JustANormalMummy

Written By @sugarmousemama


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Filter Free by Lauren Derrett

In all the books I have read I have never found anything as powerful, honest and inspiring as this book. 

Filter Free is a collection of stories by different women that touches on a wide range of issues and taboos that woman face in todays society and shatters the myth that anyone is 'Filter Perfect'. 

In an age of social media obsession this book brings welcome relief. It is raw and honest and lifts the rose tinted glasses off the readers eyes. 

Depression, Relationships, Domestic Violence, Childhood Abuse, Motherhood and so much more are covered. 

This book really closes the gap between what we see and what really goes on behind closed doors.
I really loved that the book gave women a platform to speak out. Id like to think that the book would give readers courage to also speak out or even just to realise that they are not alone with their struggles. 

The story that I most related to was the story of My post baby body. I wanted to punch the air!!!! Finally a story that doesn't come with a weight loss message or ways to try and trim up that mum- tum. It was so positive and made me laugh I definitely intend to embrace my mum-tum! 

Whatever your experiences in life this book will challenge the way you see people and make you realise that you are enough. 

Filter Free is available to buy here

The Author is also on Instagram @this_girl_is_enough
Written by @sugarmousemama

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