Seven books every carer should read

Jorden Williams, Content Designer at BANES Carers Centre, has pulled together this uplifting list of reads, especially with unpaid carers in mind.

Let’s be real, most of us don’t have the time to commit to reading seven books! And this article isn’t meant to give us another pressure to add to our to-do list. But carving a little 'me time' out for ourselves is an essential part of taking care of ourselves.

Our 'Carers Guide to Self Love' can give us an extra hand with this.

Reading is often something we run out of time to do – but half an hour with a good book can do wonders for our mental health.

So let's plan some time for ourselves, make a nice cuppa, pop our feet up and grab one of these books to dip into.

Raeding gives us some place to go, when we have to stay where we are

Reading isn’t only a great way to unwind, but it can help us recharge for a new day, and maybe we’ll even learn something new. So bookmark this list and see what jumps out to you next time you want a good read.

This great selection is vouched for by others in the caring community, covering everything from practical issues like cooking on a shoestring to finding joy in our days.

We’ve included links to where you can purchase each book, but don’t forget to check out what your local library has on offer!

1. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by

Charlie Mackesy

Charlie Mackesy unpaid carers

Yes, of course this is on the list.

This seems like an obvious choice because EVERYONE recommends it, but it’s for good reason, we promise!