Books So Far in 2020

Hello again, 

Today has been my day off work, so I have got a lot of stuff done around the house I needed to get done. Now that’s sorted I can sit down to write my blog. 

At the beginning of the year I wrote about how one of my goals was to read more. My brother bought me an Audible subscription which I Have deffinatley made the use of so far. I tend to go through phases of listening to lots of books, then stopping for a while. But now I am getting back into it. So here’s a list of books I’ve on my Audible bookshelf. 

 

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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently 

I am currently listening to this and it is an interesting read, I’m learning so much about the History of Autism and how this history has shaped the world we live in today.

I absolutely loved this book. The women discussed in this book come from so many different backgrounds and they all have a lesson to teach us. Their are modern women, women from history, women who you might not have known much about. One woman who stood out to me was Coco Chanel, a person who’s history I knew nothing about. I found myself wondering why I knew so little. I 

 

have added her to my list of women I must read about. She was not only a style icon but a woman who new what she wanted and was not going to let anyone get in her way. 

I won’t discuss anymore of the women in this book, because I would highly recommend giving it a read. People often discuss powerful men in history, but they forgot to talk about how they had influential, powerful women stood behind them such as Indira Gandhi. 

This book is currently on my shelf. 

In Search of Black History with Bonnie Greer

Currently on my shelf. 

I found this book to be quite interesting, it has allowed me to now consider why people behave the way the way do. 

This book I absolutely fell in love with, from the moment I hit play. So many things Laura James mentions I found myself agreeing with, I had never read a book I could relate to in so many ways. 

 

 

I am thankful I found this book. 

Sandi Toksvig is someone who you just want to hug. I love her on QI and on Bake Off. When I saw this book advertised I knew I had to listen to it because she is such an incredible woman. She fights for women’s rights and I think this book is so powerful. There are many women in history who go ignored and Sandi’s book really opened my eyes to just how much. London is one of the busiest cities in the world and to go on an adventure with her on a London bus to discover women in history was an absolute delight. 

 

 

 

A podcast I found 

Currently on my shelf. 

The Forking Trolley: An Ethical Journey to The Good Place

James M. Russell

I absolutely love The Good Place so when I saw this I just had to buy it. It really made me laugh, it discussed the lengths at which the show went to try and get everything right. So that there could be no holes in the plot line, especially because they were dealing with something as tricky as Ethics. If you are a fan of The Good Place I recommend reading this. 

 

So that’s it for this week, I just wanted to do a bit of a catch up on what I have read, what is on my shelf and what I hope to read in the future. 

The books I read tend to be history or biography. I love to learn about people and to understand events and places so I can expand my knowledge of the world and the people we share this Earth with. The more we understand one another the more we can move forward together to create a more equal and positive world for us together. 

 

Thank you for reading and if you have any book suggestions then let me know. 

I’m on Twitter: @PhilippaB

I’m on Instagram: @VisuallyImpairedPip

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