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(audio) Book Thoughts: Thinking on my Feet (Kate Humble)

The joy of listening to this lovely book


Title: Thinking on my Feet
Author/Narrator: Kate Humble
Genre: Non-Fiction / Mental Health / Travel
First published: 2018
Edition: Audio book/Hardback, published by Octopus Books in 2018

‘I’ve discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.’


This is the second book by TV presenter Kate Humble that I have listened to. There is something very soothing about both the way she tells her stories and the way she narrates them.

This is a diary style book about a year of walking, both close to her home and as far away as the Arctic Circle and Rwanda. She lays direct connections between the act of walking and mental well-being. She talks about the effect walking has on her own mind as well as those of others, talking about inspiring people she has met along the way for who walking has made a big difference to their lives.

I really enjoyed this one, especially on audio. It was very calming and it made me realise that I do not walk enough these days and I need to change that.

I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy a book about nature, a little bit of mental health and a lot of inspiration to get walking again.

6 out of 7 stars

One thought on “(audio) Book Thoughts: Thinking on my Feet (Kate Humble)

  1. There are a good few books about the benefits of walking and getting out in nature, aren’t there – and it’s certainly something that appeals to and helps me.

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