Wednesday wellness guide: Toolally book club

Wednesday Wellness Guide: Toolally Book Club

Hello and welcome back to this week’s Wednesday Wellness Guide.

This week is all about books. I absolutely love reading. It’s the ultimate escape and can transport you far from your worries, if only for a while. I’ve enlisted the help of contributing editor Fiona (who gave us the amazing TV recommendations a couple of weeks ago), to bring us a fabulous selection of her favourite books. There is a whole range here, from gripping thrillers and mysteries to a beautiful story that was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club.


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – A beautiful and sometimes upsetting story set in the Deep South. The story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine.

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips – A really well written book set on the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka in the wake of the disappearance of two girls.

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal – Gripping but unsettling story about a girl who wants to be an artist during the time of the Great Exhibition in London and the creepy guy who’s obsessed with her.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Fantastic book set in Ireland around an 11 year old girl who has stopped eating but appears alive and well. So atmospheric, I loved this one.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue – The author is amazing because this is so different to The Wonder but just as good – it’s set in San Francisco in 1876 around a murder mystery and it’s fab.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – Hardly a hidden gem as everyone is reading it but this is such a clever story about a lady who doesn’t fit in.

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood Similar but different to Eleanor Oliphant! Another outside, Susan, whose life all starts to change when her mother dies.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Completely different to anything I have ever read – following what happens to a woman who has been condemned to death in Iceland in 1829. Based on real events.

The Binding by Bridget Collins This is a really different and magical book – a good bit of escapism if you’re looking for some!

Have you got any recommendations we add to the bookshelf? Let us know on and @toolallyjewels

Happy reading!
Mags x