National Read a Book Day: Our Pick of the Best Books for a Little Bit of Mum Time!

We know it’s hard for mums to take time for themselves and relax, but with National Read A Book Day coming up, we thought what better time to share our top 5 picks for the best books to get lost and unwind with!

It’s so important that as parent, whether you’ve just given birth or have multiple little monsters keeping you busy, that you enjoy a little ‘me-time’ regularly. Whether you ask your partner to take the kids to the park, or you get to unwind once they’re all in bed, taking time for yourself to do something you enjoy doing is vital for your mental health and wellbeing.

We want to encourage all mums to celebrate National Read a Book Day this Sunday (6th September), so we’ve picked our top 5 best books for 2020 for all mamas who just need a break and some me-time to really get lost and unwind with – enjoy!

Party of Two – Jasmine Guillory

A New York Times bestseller, a chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking! The perfect chick-lit for curling up on the sofa with, transport yourself to an LA law firm and discover Olivia Monroe’s passionate love life!

Happy Mum Happy Baby – Giovanna Fletcher

This one almost goes without saying, but celeb mum Giovanna Fletcher’s Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum, Happy Baby has to be on our list. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother, and the incredible journey parenthood is, this book will make you laugh, cry and crave more cuddles with your little one!

The Worst Best Man – Mia Sosa

No ‘to read’ pile would be complete without a fabulous wedding story! Critically acclaimed author Mia Sosa delivered a sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding – scandal!  We’ve all been missing our wedding fix since Covid-19 hit, and this certainly fills the spot!

Why Mummy Drinks – Gill Sims

Fab for anyone needing a good giggle, the smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller nails the pressure to be a perfect parent – you’ll be reading passages out to your partner and trying not to wake the baby with this laugh-out-loud read!

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood – Hollie McNish

Perfect for dipping into on those long night feeds or when you have 5 minutes, Hollie’s collection of poems and stories taken from her diary document one person’s thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, and all the trials and tribulations that come with it! Full of advice for new parents, this is a joy to read!

We hope you can find time for yourself with one or all of these books – you deserve it mama!

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