my to-be-read pile.

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!

  1. All For Nothing by Walter Kempowski
  2. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  3. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  4. The Tinker’s Girl by Catherine Cookson
  5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  6. Pretending To Dance by Diane Chamberlain
  7. The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
  8. The Merrybegot by Julie Hearn
  9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  11. The Silk Merchant’s by Dinah Jeffries
  12. How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
  13. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jeffries
  14. The Son by Jo Nesbo
  15. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  16. 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!