All the books team heat are reading this month

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Best books this month

by Marianna Manson |
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There’s been plenty of things we’ve vowed to get raund to during the lockdown – getting in the best shape of our lives, learning a new language and decorating the house have all been flung about a fair bit and we’ve started on… precisely none of those things.

But what thing we have been making good progress on is our reading list, and since we’ve been stocking up for our now cancelled summer holidays (sob) we’ve got some killer feel-good fiction and inspiring motivational reads to get you started on.

This month we've got two books that have been made into TV series that EVERYONE is talking about... allow the heat team to walk you through what they're reading this month.

CHECK OUT: Team heat's isolation reading list

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Team heat's lockdown reading list

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You're Not Broke You're Pre-Rich by Emilie Bellet

Chosen by Shopping Editor Aimee JakesAs someone who was quite frankly CLUELESS about finances (from investing to credit scores) this book clearly explains everything you need to know about money. It's well-written, entertaining and empowering - a book everyone needs in their arsenal.

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Chosen by Head of Content Amy CooperI read this a little while back, but as an advocate of reading the book before you see the movie (or in this case, the TV show) I feel compelled to recommend Little Fires Everywhere. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio (which I never expected to be a real place) the second novel from Celeste Ng is filled with captivating characters who lead ordinary lives but keep thrilling secrets. It won't take you long to see why Reese Witherspoon decided to adapt it for the small screen. Watch it on Amazon Prime now.

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Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

**Chosen by Audience Development exec Louella Berryman:**Brace yourselves, trendy book incoming - I've been reading Naoise Dolan's debut book, Exciting Times, this week. If you loved Normal People then you need to read this book. Exciting Times follows Irish EFL teacher Ava as she finds a life for herself in Hong Kong, mixing with posh young professionals. Her detached narrative provides cool quips on class differences in the Hong Kong expat community, but in the second half of the book, her detached mask begins to slip as she starts to fall for both banker Julian and lawyer Judith.

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Rise Up: The Merky Story So Far by Stormzy

Chosen by Digital Writer Eden-Olivia LordI love Stormzy; his music, his brand and well, him. I'm obsessed with this book because you learn about his career, faith and how his team #Merky came together. His story is inspiring so 10/10 would recommend.

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

Chosen by Digital Writer Marianna MansonIf you haven't heard of this addicting love story about a young couple with earth-shattering sexual chemistry, where have you been please? The recent BBC adaptation has been a mega smash hit, most likely due to the aforementioned sexy bits, but if you've already binged the whole thing then DEFINITELY pick up the book for even more Connell and Marianne.

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Conversations With Friends

Chosen by Digital Writer Marianna MansonAnd while we're here, Sally Rooney's debut, Conversations With Friends is an equally heart-breaking, sexy, infuriating tale of unrequited love, featuring two Dublin students who were once lovers and their unconventional relationship with a well-heeled older couple.

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Now that the initial panic is wearing off, we are starting to see some positives to spending some time at home and recalibrating - and there's loads of new stuff around to help you fight boredom and make the most of a less than ideal situation.

These hilarious memes will have you snorting into your morning cuppa and promise to make it just that little bit easier to laugh.

These nine beautiful bullet journals will motivate you to plan your biggest year yet once life extends further than your bedroom again, and these clever apps will keep you connected to your friends when you're facing weeks apart.

And it the end of the day if your mind is still racing from all the stimulation, these magic sleep aids will help you nod off peacefully.

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