Sarka London Book Club - February 2021
We're thrilled to bring you our first monthly reading list. With all the spare time mums have on their hands through lockdown (ha!) we thought we'd curate a book club to help you get through it.
Jokes aside, it's more important than ever before to have some 'me' time for our mental health. We'd like to highlight some excellent books that we recommend for new or experienced mums. Whether they are educational, or just for escapism, we hope you enjoy our book selection this month.
FLEX: The Modern Woman’s Handbook by Annie Auerbach
Annie's book helps you to navigate the world as a woman, and how to use flexibility to your advantage, whether you're a mother or not. Find out where to put ‘hard edges’ around your flexibility to help in all aspects of your life - work, relationships, your body - earn money and ultimately, be happy, in the way that is right for you.
We interviewed Annie a while ago now over on Uncompromising Women here.
The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton
Ever sat there in your (possibly virtual) NCT class and wondered if you’ll become firm friends with any of this hotchpotch collection of people thrown together by sexual timing? Many of us do, and who knows – maybe, just maybe, one day you’ll help one of them through the brutal murder of their husband…
This gripping thriller from the fabulous Sarah Naughton will leave you wondering who your new friends really are. Lose yourself in this novel, and forget about homeschooling, or that washing that just keeps piling up.
The Little Book of Self-care for Mums-to-be by Beccy Hands & Alexis Stickland
This is the perfect present for any pregnant person, whether it's the first or fifth! With Beccy, a birth and postnatal doula, and Alexis, an experienced midwife, you are in the safest hands to feel supported and empowered throughout your birthing experience and beyond. There are also handy (and beautiful) illustrations throughout the book, if you're more of a visual person.