Books Round-up: Books to inspire & making time for yourself to read

Books round-up

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Happy February! I don’t know about you, but I am glad to leave the grey and empty bank account of January behind. I’ve got some great books to help you get into the swing of things in preparation for Spring or perhaps to help if you’re slipping on any of your resolutions there might be a book to help you. 

Fabulous Children’s Books

We are well into the throws of winter, have you been able to enjoy some snow where you are? The Ladybirds Adventures has got a great post with 5 books about winter for you to share with your children full of some lovely books. 

Joanne Dewberry’s 6 year old daughter, has made a fabulous video sharing the favourite books she likes to read, with books for children aged 6-9 years.  She does a great job of reading from one of the books too.

If you are a parent of daughters, The Ish Mother has put together an inspiring post with Four Female-led character books, which is a great list whether you have a son or a daughter actually. 

Life as Mrs D has put together a wonderful feature in collaboration with some other bloggers who all share their favourite childhood books, some of my favourites are definitely included in this list from The Magic Faraway Tree to Roald Dahl.  


Books to Inspire you in the New Year

If one of your plans for the new year was to reduce screen time in your house, Welsh Mum of One has written a review of The Art of Screen Time, which looks really fascinating and explores the impact of screen time on children.

Or, if you’re in mind for a spring clean, Opposable Thumbs has reviewed a rather different book by contrast which looks like good fun. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning which looks really thought provoking. 

My third book for this section, is a bit of a different book. Inspire Create Educate has reviewed a book called Toletis. It’s about a Spanish boy, set in a sleepy town in the Spanish mountains. She’s described it as an ‘enchanting book will bring back your inner child.’ 


Make Time for Books For Yourself this Year

If you’re looking for some new books to read for yourself this year, Cardiff Mummy Says has 15 books to inspire you as recommended by other Mums

For people looking some encouragement and camaraderie to help you get reading, Naomi from The Organised Life Project has launched an online book club, so head over if you fancy joining. 

If you wonder how on earth you can find the time to ready, even though you really want to, maybe my most from a couple of years ago will help on how I find time to read

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email

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About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of three, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura’s Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the Gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she’s buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as well as life as a Mum of three. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.