Episode 34. How Reading Has Impacted Our Lives + Our Top Book Recommendations

Reading is a big part of both of our lives, and in this episode we're excited to geek out with you on all things books!

We’re opening up about our favourite authors, favourite books and our top tips for incorporating more reading into a busy schedule. 

Reading has helped us to learn so much about ourselves, life in general and our businesses, and we can't wait to share our experiences with you!

EPISODE 34 SHOW NOTES

Ella's blog - Coco’s Tea Party 

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice

SHOW LINKS

A special thanks to our amazing editor Rosie Lord

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Episode 24 of Let's Discuss, in conversation with occupational therapist Rosie Curtis 

Monica's blog post on joining a book club

Reese Witherspoon's Book Club

Erica Davies' Book Club 

Coco's Tea Party's Book Club 

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld 

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld 

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld 

Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels 

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain 

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 

ELLA'S FAVOURITE WRITERS AND BOOKS + ELLA'S MENTIONS

Curtis Sittenfeld 

David Sedaris 

David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries audio on YouTube

Nora Ephron 

Celeste Ng 

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Wild by Cheryl Strayed  

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver 

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

Ella's read of the year: 

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Ella’s favourite book-to-movie adaptations: 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women trailer 

A Time To Kill by John Grisham 

A Time To Kill Movie Trailer 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 

MONICA'S FAVOURITE WRITERS AND BOOKS + MONICA'S MENTIONS

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Can We Still Be Friends by Alexandra Shulman

The Parrots by Alexandra Shulman

Love x Style x Life by Garance Doré

Monica's blog post on Love x Style x Life 

Monica's read of the year: 

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Monica’s favourite book-to-movie adaptations:

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 

Princess Diaries trailer 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

Big Little Lies trailer 

Gossip Girl Book Series 

EPISODE 34'S TAKEAWAY TIP 

Use your local library!