What I read this month : June 2022


Angela D'Alton

Time to Read

5 mins

Whilst I had a brief break away from the office this month, I was still working hard on the management of our upcoming Makers in Business Online Symposium. Meetings with the incredible line-up of speakers and other work meant I didn’t get to read as much, but I did listen to probably my favourite book of the century.

This month was a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, reading and listening. Have a look at these pearlers.

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Micah Mortimer is content in his routine, his “finicky” ways and his relationship. Until he faces a breakup, verbal judgements from his very large family and a dose of reality via the ghost of girlfriends past.

This tech expert has “reboot needed” written all over him, so the self analysis he undergoes is overdue.

A charming and easy to read tale, deftly written.

A Solitary Walk On The Moon by Hilde Hilton

Hilde Hinton has the ability to portrait broken people with good intentions and find the magic in the everyday.

This story of Evelyn and her patchwork family is heart warming, melancholy and true to life.

A skilled writer, Hinton’s loveable characters and musicality made this a bliss to read.

Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

This book will hold a special place in my heart forever.

I enjoyed both the audio and hardback versions of this special book.

Brené consistently makes me feel like my intuition matters. Having her talk us all through her theories of these emotions and traits is life-changing.

I hope to remain curious and live wholeheartedly.

Every single human being should have a copy of this to refer to throughout their life.

Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon

This book is bittersweet and melancholy. There is beauty and sadness, nostalgia and pain.

Told from David’s point of view, a recent widower to
Mary Rose after a tragic accident.

We join David in a thoughtful review of his marriage through the new lens of grief during a solo holiday usually experienced annually with his beloved wife.

There’s news to process about his past and revelations about his own trauma and the way it informed his life. The shame of how he lived and what he would do differently now.

It’s beautiful and tragic.

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Angela D'Alton Business Mentor

Angela D'Alton

As the result of a multidisciplinary career spanning over 30 years, Angela has an unrivaled combination of wisdom and experience. With a background at Etsy, Garage Sale Trail and the Finders Keepers, Angela’s expertise includes e-commerce, copywriting, customer service and beyond.


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