So, with all this ‘spare time’ I’ve been trying to get back into my reading:
I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson. Some people love Clarkson, others hate him with a passion! Whether I agree with his p.o.v. or not, his columns in the Sunday Times always make me think, and I love his prose, so I thought I’d give this a go. And it’s brilliant! I recommend.
Hard Work by Polly Toynbee. This book examines how hard it is to exist in the bottom 10% of Britain’s economy. Very well-written and researched, thought-provoking, and really made me appreciate my rather cushy middle-class life!
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. This is a reread, but I always enjoy this book. I am a cheesey optimist as you all know – this book helps me to remember how wonderful humans can be!
Another Long Hot Soak by Chris Gidney (ed.). Yeah, it’s a feelgood fest here at the moment!
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. The book that inspired Hard Work.
Hard Times by Charles Dickens. I read somewhere that everyone has at least one book on their shelf that they were meant to have read in college and they never did – this is mine!
The Beauty Myth byNaomi Wolf. I have read this before, but I think I need to go through it again. Compelling, if flawed.
Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them by John Ortberg. I like his stuff that I’ve encountered so far, so I’m excited to read this.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A reread of a classic.
I’m also going to hit the library and buy a couple of chicklit titles from Tescos (3.73 each! Viva value!)…I’ll add them to the list, and the pile, as and when!