I love reading. I always have, probably always will. I love getting lost in another world, in other people, in other problems, other adventures, other memories. I love being able to escape and open my mind in other realities. Back when I was about 13/14 I could easily read 3 or 4 books a week, some I just couldn’t put down. However as I’ve gotten older and life has become more busy, I’ve stopped reading as much as I would love to.
Recently I’ve been given a load of books from my Granny and picked up a few more in the shops so I think the best way to tackle this is by writing a list. I’m simply challenging myself to read as many as possible, especially before I head back to uni and get in a rut of just reading for my course. Challenge challenge challenge.
This is my current list to I’ve penned but please feel free to suggest some in the comments, I love a book recommendation! Also I’m trying to think of a cool hashtag for this project but alas, none have come to me yet! I’m also hopefully going to do some book reviews as I go on so the first one of those might go up next week!
- All For Nothing by Walter Kempowski
- The Lake House by Kate Morton
- The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
- The Tinker’s Girl by Catherine Cookson
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Pretending To Dance by Diane Chamberlain
- The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
- The Merrybegot by Julie Hearn
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Silk Merchant’s by Dinah Jeffries
- How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
- The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jeffries
- The Son by Jo Nesbo
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- The Boy From Nowhere by Gregor Fisher and Melanie Reid
So far I’ve read The Lake House by Kate Morton (A-M-A-Z-I-N-G), The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (also amazing but super complicated, but it did feature my favourite city Amsterdam <3) and I’m currently on The Tinker’s Girl by Catherine Cookson but my vibes about that one aren’t too strong unfortunately.
Stay tuned for more book updates!
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