After reading Rosie’s recent post, “Coffee Table Books You Need In Your Life“, I realised that I don’t actually own any coffee table books. Mostly because we’ve only recently bought a coffee table, but it also kind of feels like a proper grown up thing to have in the house, and I wasn’t sure I was ready for that level of commitment to being an adult just yet.
But, I was recently contacted by Hardie Grant Publishers, because they know that I’m part of #TheGirlGang, and asked if I’d like a copy of one of their latest releases. So now I have my very first coffee table book in the form of My Name Is Girl, by Nina Cosford.
My Name is Girl shows the uncut, unfiltered and realistic reality of being a girl, complete with beautifully simplistic illustrations. Nina is a UK-based illustrator who has previously worked with Lena Dunham on her award-winning show, Girls.
It’s broken up into five very relatable chapters and this amusing and thought-provoking book starts off with what we’re like on the surface, what we’re like beneath the surface and ends with how to be a better girl!
It’s a book that I think we can all find ourselves nodding along to because they’re things that all girls have thought or done at some point in their lives.
I love the School Of Texting page because we’ve all over-analysed texts before, right? Does he like me more than a friend? Is she mad at me? Why have they put two kisses?!?
The Female Assault Course and the everyday challenges of being a girl; like running with boobs, that unexpected period and being told to smile when we just have resting bitch face!
The Changing Room Doom, because we’ve all had that struggle trying when on clothes in shops; it’s too tight, too short, too long or too blah!
The What I Wish I Did page and the What I Actually Did page definitely resonated with me as there are loads of things I want to do but usually end up scrolling Twitter with alarming regularity or sitting at home to edit blog photos (oops)
And those weird body hang-ups we all have but no one else can see what an earth we’re talking about!!
I absolutely loved this book and it’s something that you can easily dip in and out of. I’d highly recommend giving it a read and you can pick it up from Amazon for around £10.
Not only did I get myself a signed copy to keep on my coffee table, but I was also very kindly given a signed copy to give to one of you lucky lot, so to be in with a chance of winning your very own copy, you can enter my giveaway below 🙂
Unfortunately due to postage costs, the giveaway is only open to people living in the UK and Eire (sorry xx). The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday 3o June and the winner will be announced via Twitter on Saturday 1 July! Good Luck!!
Does this kind of book appeal to you? If you won, would you keep it or give it as a gift to someone? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*This book was kindly sent to me to but all views, and female attributes, are my own.
This book looks so good! I love the illustrations! I’ll have to check it out xx Brynn
I love the illustrations; simple but effective!! xx
I love being part of such a friendly and positive blogging community. I think Jemma should be so proud of #thegirlgang! I look forward to receiving my newsletters every month and hopefully will attend a girlgang event one day xxx
I’m sure she is!! I love the newsletters, they’re so happy and colourful 🙂 xx
I love how inclusive everyone is in the #TheGirlGang and how I can just message and someone says hello! This book looks hilarious too! 🙂
It’s such a lovely feeling isn’t it? 🙂 x
Ooooh I saw this book for sale on Oliver Bonas and almost purchased it wasn’t it for the shipping costs to Eire, it looks lovely
🙂 Good luck xx
It looks like a good read and there are certainly some scenarios in there that I can relate to.
It’s so lovely to dip in and out of and you’ll definitely relate to some of it 🙂 x
i really love the style and look of this book if i won i would give it to my niece fab giveaway thankyou x
It’s lovely isn’t it? That’s really sweet of you, good luck 🙂 xx
Been seeing this book everywhere recently! Would be the perfect office desk/Insta prop book!! Plus it sounds like the perfect manual to navigating womanhood anyway! Haha!
#TheGirlGang means so much to me, but mainly acceptance, inclusion, support & love. 💓💓
Thanks Holly xoxox
Ha, yes, it is pretty Insta worthy, isn’t it? 🙂 Awww, that makes me so happy!! 🙂 Good luck xx
What a great book! I have a few coffee-table books, but I would absolutely love this one to join them. #TheGirlGang means to me a feeling of inclusiveness, of belonging and of support!
Good luck lovely! That’s exactly how I see it too 🙂 xx
Fantastic blog full of fun and info for the women
Thanks for the mention Holly! ☺️
You’re welcome Rosie 🙂
For me, The Girl Gang is about strong and amazing women to inspire and empower young girls.
I love this!!
This sounds so fab! I love a good coffee table book aha xx
This was my first one and I love it!!!
This book looks fun. The Girl Gang for me is a fun and supportive group of fab women.
It does, doesn’t it? 🙂 Awww, that’s lovely 🙂 xx
This looks like a fab and humorous look at life as a girl. I’d love to read it!
I’d definitely recommend it 🙂 x
Looks like such a great book – I love the illustrations! Not gonna lie, this would totally be a pressie for myself if I won. 😉
Ahaha that’s perfectly acceptable!! Presents to yourself are awesome 🙂 xx
#thegirlgang is an online community. I think I would give this book to my daughter. Looks appropriate
I’m sure she’d love it 🙂 xx
Ha, only just saw one of the entries was to comment, so I’m commenting again! #TheGirlGang is such a lovely community, I love the chats and I’ve got to know some incredible people through it!
Ahaha bless you, your first comment would have counted, but that’s okay!! I know I’ve met some amazing people through the Girl Gang, I must make time to join in more chats xx
Ooo definitely going to enter, I love books like this, where you can just dip in and out! I know what you mean too – a coffee table is just very adult!
I’ve never really owned dippy in and out books, so it makes a lovely change!! 🙂 xx
I have entered
great write up
Thank you and good luck xx
#Thegirlgang is still very new to me, but it means a place where i can find and interact with like minded blogging girls. I love the environment and the community feel #thegirlgang has!.. This book sounds like a good read for an avid reader like me 🙂
It’s such a lovey community isn’t it? Have you joined in with any of the chats yet? xx
I haven’t not yet, im still learning how it all works :)! Ive followed some of the previous ones, I just havent joined in yet. 🙂 x
Awww, I’d definitely recommend it, it’s very fast-paced but you soon get the hang of it 🙂 xx
This looks like a great book to read, I can totally relate to some of the things mentioned. Love the illustrations too:)
I’ve been loving dipping in and out of it 🙂 There are still loads of new pages to find 🙂 xx