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ECBC Book Club: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

We haven't featured many fiction books on our book club posts thus far so I figured it was time for something a bit different. I think most people have come across John Green, whether as a Vlog Brother, podcaster or author of bestsellers such as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. I'm a… Continue reading ECBC Book Club: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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The ECBC Book Club – Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Can Really Change Her by Marianne Power

Every month we will be sharing a book we have found helpful- whether it has helped to lift us out of a dark place, build up our mental health toolkit, made us laugh or was simply too brilliant not to share. And we want you to get involved too! Let us know what you thought… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club – Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Can Really Change Her by Marianne Power

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ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

A cookbook might seem an odd choice for a book review on a mental-focused platform. However, Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken is no ordinary cookbook. There are recipes, sure, but it is more than that. In the author’s own words: “what it really is is an annotated list of things worth living for: a manifesto of moments worth… Continue reading ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

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The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

You know those days when the world seems to be running on high speed around you: the days when your mind is abuzz with all the should and musts and the endless to-dos and you can't keep up? You know those days when you wish there was a universal mute or pause button so you… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

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The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

ECBC Manchester runs a monthly internet book-club, we recommend and review books to try and ask in return that you let us know how you found the book, or give us a recommendation on what to read next. x A story of Kindness and Joy is exactly what Calman delivers. Since her first book (Cheer… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

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The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

Toxic masculinity is a topic that thankfully is being addressed more and more in today's society. Male suicide is a concerning issue, and books like this help raise awareness that we have taught men from an early age that they are not allowed to feel anything other than angry. Often men crying are seen as… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

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The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth

Here at ECBC we love reading books that not only make us think but make us stop still in our busy lives and allow ourselves to feel. So when we were given the opportunity to read and review Samuel Bigglesworth's new publication 'A Beautiful Place to Die' we put our hands up and yelled YES… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth

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The ECBC Book Club x National Poetry Day: the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

Today is National Poetry Day. Now, I know a lot of people don’t think very much of poetry. Probably scarred by the hours of trawling through the AQA GSCE Anthology, shouting “BUT WHY DOESN’T IT RHYME” at a black-and-white picture of Carol Ann Duffy. However, for me, poetry is a form that is closer to… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club x National Poetry Day: the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur