Recently Reading

I haven’t done that much reading recently. It has been exam times but that isn’t what has stopped me. I don’t have many books that are tickling my fancy. I’ve picked a couple of books up in the supermarket and in charity shops but they are failing to do it for me. I need a book I can get lost in, totally lose who I am in, to completely absorb me. I have been watching a tonne of TV but I just can’t seem to find any books that I want to read.

I’m hoping to source out a few really good read before heading to the USA in June, for the plane and any downtime I may get. So if anyone has any books that you enjoyed, please let me know! Hit me up in the comments or on Twitter because honestly, I’m at in a stale mate when it comes to finding books at the moment.

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7 Books You Must Read In Your Life

Picking a favourite book is hard. So blinkin’ hard. I can’t even remember every single book I’ve read and the thought of choosing just one to be my favourite? It’s a mammoth task.

It used to be the sort of question tossed around in school and as I grew up and my reading tastes changed, my favourite book changed. Name any sort of reading trend or genre which has cropped up in the last ten years as being “the best” and I can guarantee you, I was all over it.

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Recently Reading

I have been trying to read more books since 2017 began. Am I succeeding? In parts, yes.

During the Christmas holidays, I managed to smash through quite a lot of books but as I expected, when I returned to university, I fell off the bandwagon again. I had a trip home at the end of January for some family things and a bit of chill time so I treated myself to a new Kindle book to read on the train. I have four/five books in Glasgow which I haven’t got round the reading yet and every time I think about buying something new, I always feel guilty that I wasn’t reading the ones I had.

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Beneath The Skin* by Sandra Ireland came to me at precisely the right time. I’m a bit lost with reading at the moment due to a feeling that I should spend my free time reading academic texts instead of a thriller or romance novel. Do other students feel like that or is it just me who is plagued with guilt?

I recently finished The Girl On The Train which was fucking fantastic, kudos to Paula Hawkins for that effort and I was fancying another thriller to sink my teeth into. Described as a thriller, I gave Beneath The Skin a whirl and now I’m in two camps about it. Here’s why.

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Recently Reading

I’m writing this post wrapped in a blanket on a Monday afternoon when I should be in class but tonsillitis has returned so I’m taking a breather day to feel better because tomorrow I have a hefty schedule of classes and then a meeting at night so I want to be in top-notch condition for that. I’m not a skipper I promise. This month’s reading was a bit more of a struggle than last month. I am trying really really hard to keep reading for pleasure but I am neck deep in Thucydides and his history of the Peloponnesian War so after tackling that, I just want to burn all my brain cells by binge-watching Gossip Girl.

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