…this could be part 1 of 2…depends how much I read in the next few weeks! As I make so many changes, one of the many and myriad things I’m excited about is having more time to read. Here are the fourteen books I’ll be loading onto my trusty Kindle for the last week or so of commuting, then Marbs, honeymoon, and a chilled August.
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I haven’t read a Toni Morrison book in far too long, but I love the way she crafts words. This book has been recommended to me by several friends, so I’m excited to read it and be swept up in a story.
I enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians as a frothy beach read and this sounds like much of the same. I love a good, challenging read, but when the sun is in the sky and I’m sipping a cocktail there’s something to be said for a nice, soapy, easy read.
This book seems to be everywhere at the moment – I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype!
I’ve long been a fan of Hornby’s writing (High Fidelity is one of my top five books, for sure) so I’ll be tucking into this gleefully. I love his characters – whenever I read a Hornby book I feel like I’m amongst friends and kindred spirits.
This has been sweeping up prizes left, right and centre, and sounds like a read full of inventiveness and surprises. Love picking up a book and diving into a different world.
It’s Harper Lee.
I’m so excited!
The friend who recommended this described it as a digital version of The Devil Wears Prada. I adored TDWP as a beach read, so I am very much in for this book!
I love how Hislop evokes time and place so beautifully in her novels. I adored both The Return and The Island, so I cannot wait to read this….perhaps on a beach somewhere.
I read The Fault In Our Stars last year and enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to another entertaining YA read. I’m such a John Green fan – his videos are brilliant!
I really enjoy how Kinsella writes and find her books fun and easy to read. Perfect for a holiday!
As well as ploughing through some froth, I always like to include a few heavier reads on the holiday docket. This book which deals with conflict and change and obsession sounds like the perfect addition to the list, and had come highly recommended by three friends. Looking forward to it.
From the reviews, this sounds like it’s a little Sliding Doors in its premise, and I love books, films and poems which navigate the ‘what ifs’ of life.
My friend J said this was her book of the year and the premise looks intriguing. Love a book that makes me think (as well as those candy coloured chick lit ones!).
I tend to love Marian Keyes’s heroines, and I’m hoping the same happens here.
So much to read and enjoy in the coming weeks. What’s on your current reading list?