Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring by  Nicola Adams At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training, fundraising…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2020 0% Introduction Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life by Marianne Power   A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guide after…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by  James Clear   Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Turn Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable by Hal Elrod Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning, shares his “miracle equation,” the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential. You Are…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction A Better Me: The Official Autobiography by  Gary Barlow.  ‘This is the book I wished I’d had to turn to.’ Gary Barlow Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by  Alastair Humphreys  Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play. In 1935 a young Englishman named Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had never…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain’s Camino de Santiago In this wickedly funny account, Jane Christmas describes her pilgrimage along Spain’s infamous Camino de Santiago de Compostela in celebration of her fiftieth birthday. Somehow she finds herself leading fourteen squabbling middle-aged women—until she…

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two steps forward book review

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Projectcomes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain. “The Chemin will change you. It…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there’s a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught. Thankfully,…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction I’m Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published. Hape Kerkeling’s spiritual journey has struck a chord. Overweight, overworked, and disenchanted, Kerkeling…

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