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Good Vibes Good Life – Vex King (8.5/10)

This little gem of a book is perfect for anyone interested in ‘self-help’ type material – from newbies wanting to dip their toe into the self-help pool or those of you who have been exploring it for years.

One of the stand out things about the way it is written is that it’s straight to the point. No fluffiness or fillers thrown in just straight into the nitty gritty and constantly providing substance throughout. Those of you who have read books on similar topics may, like me, find a number of them can often waffle on a bit leaving the reader somewhat bored or unengaged by the time they’ve got around to setting out the message – or in some cases, leave you wondering what the actual message is as it throws riddle after riddle at you instead of setting it out in plain English (or what ever language you’re reading it in!). Rant over…

Not Vex King, no non no, this book leaves readers with something to take away on almost every page which is a rarity now days. I think the biggest thing for me with Good Vibes Good Life is the relatability. Now obviously this is purely based on individual circumstances and how closely you resonate with some of what Vex has gone through or talks about, but there was something so transparent and raw about the way it reads and doesn’t come across in the all to common ‘I know everything and you MUST take these exact steps otherwise your life will fail blah blah blah’ way of writing that many others do.

Overall I absolutely love this book. Whilst it doesn’t boast the most revolutionary information nor would I consider the literature to be mind blowing, it provided me with exactly what I wanted it to and if anything it surpassed my expectations, which were based heavily on other self-help type books I’ve previously delved into (I wasn’t aware of Vex King prior to reading).

This has a massive thumbs up from me and would definitely recommend – 8.5/10.

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The book itself focuses on how you can live a happier life (or maintain one). Majority of which comes down to the obvious, yet what seems so hard for many of us to implement, Self Love!

“Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it.”

It is made up of Seven parts, each hosting mini chapter like sections within it. Now me personally, I absolutely love this! I mentioned in my last review (Akala’s ‘Natives‘) that I really don’t like it when chapters are too long as it means I end up having to stop midway through sometimes which I CAN. NOT . STAND – I don’t know what it is but it really irritates me – anyway, having 7 parts each with their own mini sections gives this book a nice structure which allows you to take breaks… I never had to suffer with the above when reading it, not once! Now outside of my own personal annoyance with long chapters, I think the way it is set out is perfect for newbies as other ‘self-help’ books may seem quite overwhelming purely based on how the content is structured.

One of my favourite things about the book is the little quotes accompanied by illustrations scattered throughout, it adds a nice break from the text itself without having to put the book down. The only thing I would say about this however, is that the placement of them weren’t always helpful, some of them were smack bang in the middle of a sentence so at times it did feel a bit choppy, but I guess you could always continue with the sentence/ paragraph and come back to the quote… let me know your thoughts on this in the comments as it may well just be one of my personal pet peeves when it comes to reading.

Now I did read this quite a few months back, but the beauty of it is that it’s one of those gems you can keep returning too. I continuously find myself picking it back up and reading through some of the sections, or even simply just looking at the quotes, particularly when I need a little pick me up on one of those down days (yes we all have them!).

Like with many self help books, there is often some sort of community or site you can access to continue benefiting from the push that these authors tend to give you, and this is no exception. Vex King has a great social media presence, particularly on Instagram, providing many more little gems and insights on a regular basis. So if you haven’t already, go check it out (perfect for those of you that are still decided on whether or not you want to read the book, think of it as a preview). Instagram; Twitter; Facebook

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, let me know what you thought!


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