My 2013 Reads… vaginas, mental health and murder

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Although this year has been a bit hectic with one thing of another (crisis, drama, life etc) I’ve still managed to find time to read a few books.. I thought I’d share some of them with you…  So….

If you have a Vagina (or don’t have one but think vaginas should have rights):

Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism – Natasha Walters

How to be a Woman – Caitlan Moran

Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation—And What to Do about It: Turning Your Inevitable Meltdown into the Life You Really Want – Lia Macko, Kerry Rubin


If you want a Life/ Stay sane:

Unlimited: How to Live an Exceptional Life – Jillian Micheals

Sane New World – Ruby Wax

Cat Daddy – Jason Galaxy (bio but very inspirational)

If you like Sci Fi:

Pearseus: The Rise of the Prince – Nicholas C. Rossis

If you like horror/supernatural:

Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris (actually read all the Sookie Stackhouse books, the TV show is simply daft by comparison)

If you like thrillers/ suspense (Read all 3 on a sun lounger in Spain… great holiday reads !):

After Life – Rhian Ellis

Gingerbread Men – Jackie Shayne

Ghost in the Machine – Ed James

If you like historical non fiction

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum – Mark Stevens

Old but Gold

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson

The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield

Helen Treharne

I’m Helen Treharne, fiction author an creator of The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series. I live in South Wales with my husband, young son and rescue cat.
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  1. January 7, 2014 / 9:19 am

    What a collection, could last you the whole of 2014. Good selection though.

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