Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

February 7, 2019

I've been a follower of Matt Haig's for years. Regularly trawling through his twitter feed in awe of how he dealt and continues to deal with mental illness. He's turned what is often considered a negative into a driving force for good. Both for himself and the general population. I decided I wanted to read Reasons to Stay Alive when it came out but never got around to picking it up. Then I heard some of my friends talking about how incredible it was and had to read it.

Safe to say they were right. Completely right.

Matt Haig's style of writing makes you feel as though you're talking to an old friend, a confidant. He takes you through his journey with negative mental health issues, how it isn't a linear path from A to B, bad to well. It's a looping path with a helluva lot of reversing. I took a long while to read this as I wanted to chip away at it, treat myself to a few pages every now and again.

I didn't know what I would get out of this if anything. But it's given me a new appreciation for the little things in life.


Name: Reasons to Stay Alive

Author(s): Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate

Pages: 254

ISBN: 978-1-78211-682-0

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Reasons to Stay Alive?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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