For my birthday this year, I’ve given myself the gift of sobriety. Boozes Not Booze is a project designed to combat addiction and mental health issues with reading and the power of stories. I have decided that I will not drink for a year and instead will read twelve books in twelve months. (Hopefully more if my eyes will operate quickly).  I have seen too many people affected by depression and mental illness, it’s time to do something about it.

You can get involve any way you want, simply by limiting the amount that you drink and making a reading list to suit you. I’m not asking anyone to go completely sober, however, if you need a little push to get healthier and read more, whatever your situation then you can join my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1330717500360295/

Follow my progress on my YouTube channel or via my Facebook: facebook.com/sophiesparhamwriter

Read the first article on Books Not Booze here: http://storge.co.uk/2017/08/11/sophie-sparham-launches-books-not-booze/