With Autumn slowly rolling in and my newfound attitude of living Danishly, I thought I’d combine two of my favourite things, books and hygge. I love reading, books are one of my ultimate escapes and Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I think a really good book is one that makes you want read over and over again and all of these on this list I’ve read at least more than once.
They inspire cosiness and comfort, something relaxing and satisfying. I’ve got a bit of fantasy, a bit of mystery and the handbook of hygge. All perfect for snuggling up with a blanket and losing yourself in for a few hours. I’m just a bit obsessed with Denmark and hygge tbh so I’m throwing it into blog posts wherever I can get away with!
It’s been a biggie for books this summer. First I did my week of travelling (lol), followed by some lonely weeks of unemployment and then no wifi so I spent a lot of time reading. I’m so glad I did. Reading is a form of escapism for me as it is for lots of people and I’ve got a real mixed bag this time around. From supernatural to thriller to murder to Denmark, there is lots to chose from if you are looking to add to your reading list!
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.
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.
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.