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What I've been reading: January and February

For once, I've recently been reading quite a bit of non-fiction than fiction, and unintentionally to begin with, they have all featured mental health. 

How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican was a Christmas present to myself - I've loved her comedy for years (Mum and I have seen two of her tours and have tickets to see her again this summer) and this book had me laughing most of the way through.  She has lots of advice for being champion, and is honest about her mental health.  An insightful read.  I followed this with Cheer Up, Love by Susan Calman - I admit I didn't really know much about her before she appeared on last year's Strictly Come Dancing but I enjoyed watching her and wanted to read what she'd written.  She too is incredibly honest about her history with depression. 

Having read those two, I requested a copy of Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive from the library.  It's short and powerful, recounting his story, his journey, and offering advice and p…

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