Book Review: Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams

I read this book in 2 sittings. The first night of owning it, I held it in my hands, climbed into bed and thought “I’ll read a chapter a night.” That was the first sitting. The next day I sat and read it all instead of revising for my drug calculation exam. Time well spent I think, although I don’t have the exam result yet so probably shouldn’t speak too soon.


Ice Cream for Breakfast is a collection of life lessons, learnt by Laura from the three children she looked after during the year that she spent nannying. Even as a 24-year old I’m still pretty in touch with my inner child but I came away from this book with a new lease for life. I don’t spend nearly as much time as I should doing the things I want to do rather than have to do, or making time to bake cookies just because instead of tidying the bathroom.

Laura manages to balance an easily accessible prose with complex life lessons that most of haven’t quite got our heads around just yet. The book covers topics such as forgiving people, taking time to play and always being creative. I really think this book would appeal to anyone who feels like they need a bit more childlike glee in their lives, to realise that ‘adulting’ is hard and it’s totally okay to be confused about it.

We’ve all been through the ‘I don’t know if I’m doing life right,’ feeling and this book just reassured me into not taking things so seriously and really re-discovering the merits of childhood.

I know I’ll be re-reading this again when I feel like I just need a bit of assurance and it’s a great book for anyone who’s looking for something in the personal development genre that isn’t too heavy!

Rachel x-x-x


  1. July 3, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I have loved this blog post so much! I am definitely going to go and buy this book now. I cannot wait to read it! <3

  2. July 4, 2017 / 7:07 am

    ‘Ice cream for Breakfast’ sounds like such a good read! I’m definitely intrigued and will be checking this book out when I’m next on goodreads. The cover is stunning too, which is always a bonus in my opinion. Loving the tsum tsums too!

    Tabitha xx

  3. July 4, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    This sounds great 🙂 I love life lesson books that are enjoyable to read and the fact you read it all in two sittings shows that youre already embracing your inner child!

    Hannah x

  4. July 29, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this book up for ages and this review just makes me want it even more!
    I’m already a bit of a child but definitely need to learn to let go a little more.

    With love, Vee x

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