I’m starting to get a little more time to read at the moment. For some reason I’ve been off to a slow start in 2018 and yet it doesn’t stop my TBR pile from growing and growing. I’m going to try and not buy any new books this month so I can make a bit of headway into these – a couple of them have been waiting to be read from last year so it’s about time I ticked them off.
The Little Book of Lykke – Meik Wiking
My husband bought this and Lagom because he knows I love these little books. This one is by the same chap who wrote The Little Book of Hygge and it’s a nice one to have on the go alongside other books, you can just pick it up and read a few pages at a time.
Dangerous Liasons – Pierre De Laclos
I was sent this when I took part in a book swap over on The Reading Residence (if you’re into all things bookish, stationery, journalling go and check out Jocelyn’s blog as she does some brilliant swaps). I was so pleased to be sent this book! I hadn’t heard of it before but it sounds like just my kind of thing, a period classic, and I can’t wait to read it.
Lagom – Linnea Dunne
Lagom in Swedish is apparently loosely translated as ‘not too little, not too much, just right’ and this book is along the same lines as The Little Book of Lykke. They’re both beautiful little books, like mini coffee table books. I spotted this on Let’s Talk Beauty and I always love what Vicki is reading. As someone who is constantly trying to de-clutter I’m looking forward to reading this.
A Shiver of Snow and Sky – Lisa Lueddecke
My husband bought me this for Christmas and I’ve actually just finished it but it’s in the photo so I thought I’d give it a mention. It’s written by a former book blogger and is part nordic myth, part fairy tale. It’s a lovely story and definitely worth a read.
The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis
I don’t know much about this book but a friend passed it onto me and it has a pretty cover! I’m a sucker for a nice cover. Some reviews liken it to Sarah Waters who I love so hopefully I’ll enjoy this one too.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
This has been on my TBR list for years; I bought a copy of it last Spring and still haven’t read it! This is the first of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies and I’d love to read them all and learn more about her. I’ve taken it off our bookshelf and put it by my bed – it’s the next book I’m going to read.
The Mystery Of The Blue Train – Agatha Christie
Another one that I’ve actually not long finished but it’s in the photo! This is my first ever Agatha Christie and I loved it, I don’t quite know why I haven’t read any before but I’m definitely going to try a few more. She has written so many but I read this one Poirot one fine as a standalone novel so if you’re thinking of trying one just jump right in.
The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla
I bought this for my husband last year and have meaning to read it for the last few months. It’s a selection of essays from ethnic minorities in the UK explaining what it feels like to be ‘other’ and to be made to feel out of place in a country that is their home.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
EVERYONE seems to be reading this at the moment, I cannot scroll through my Instagram without seeing it. I think that’s why I’ve been putting it off in case my expectations are too high! Then my good friend Bookworm and Theatre Mouse passed on her copy so I will have to try it soon as it’s sitting there staring at me.
I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them? Anything you’re looking forward to reading this Spring?
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