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My Not So Secret Diary

My Not So Secret Bookshelf (And Kindle)

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I’ve always loved reading. Over the last few years I've been re-finding my love for it, reading with a clear mind is great and another benefit of being sober is that I actually remember everything I’ve read before I go to sleep at night!

When I first stopped drinking, I devoured every book I could find on the subject. I thought it might be nice to share some of them here with you. If you know of any others that are worth a read, let me know, I still like to read ‘quit-lit’ even now.

I'll be adding to this as often as I can, but I think I'm only going to be adding inspirational books otherwise I'd fill it up pretty quickly!

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My Not So Secret Recovery - Claire Hatwell

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Shameless plug, but you know what, this is the sort of book I would have needed to read when I was getting sober, because I would have identified with the main character. I needed that to feel like I was normal and to see that I could actually be okay again in the future.

Drink? Professor David Nutt

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I really enjoyed this book, it’s not aimed at telling you how to stop drinking but is more factual. The author is not anti-drinking, but is objective as he looks at the harms of alcohol and the way it is portrayed to society. I really enjoyed reading it.

Alcohol Nation - Dr Aric Sigman

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A real eye opener, while not so much about stopping, it really made me think about the impact drinking has on our younger generation and what we can do to stop it.

Love Yourself Sober - Kate Baily and Mandy Manners

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An honest account of two friends and their experiences both drinking and getting sober. It illustrates just how easy it is to fall into the alcohol trap and shows you how to climb back out again.

Alcohol Explained - WIlliam Porter

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So this is way more fact than a lot of the books I’ve read, but it’s great for making you realise the reasons behind why you drink. A definite help on the way to sobriety, it really makes you see the truth of alcohol, rather than the image advertised. I wish I’d read it sooner!

Sober Positive - Julie Carson

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Another one that could be me, showing just how common place drinking for us ‘normal’ people is. Julia has a great way of writing to show not only her struggle, but the reward at the end of it too.

Happy Healthy Sober - Janey Lee Grace

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Another one that could be me, showing just how common place drinking for us ‘normal’ people is. Julia has a great way of writing to show not only her struggle, but the reward at the end of it too.