Books | What I'm reading
This morning I sat snuggled in bed with a cup of tea and my book 'Leap Year: How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good.' by Helen Russell, who also wrote 'The Year of Living Danishly, which I throughly enjoyed. I was purposely snuggled up trying to avoid going out for a run, because the weather looked pretty grim. (I hadn't realised it was actually sleeting, until I opened the front door). Anyway, I've just got 1 chapter remaining, and I'm determined to finish Leap Year before the days over. After I've finished my blogpost and drank copious amounts of tea that is.
I'm not great at reading - and I'm definitely going to try and get better. What I am great at doing is buying new books. Generally pretty looking books that make for a colourful looking bookshelf. So I thought I'd share with you what I've got lined up to read next..
Starting from the top of the pile - I was given The London Coffee Guide for my Birthday - it's a perfect book for me to use to explore new coffee shops and also find out just how many I've visited. (28 from the book so far, I believe... I've got some coffee to drink)!!! I spotted Lagom half price in Waterstones the other week and just couldn't resist. It'll be an interesting read - to read about The Swedish Secret of Living Well. (I'm rather a fan of the Nordic countries and I think we can learn a lot from their happiness and how to achieve it). Jodie Picoult's Small Great Things, is her latest novel, I spotted it in The Works for a ridiculously cheap price and just had to get it. Jodie Picoult has written some wonderful books and I'm keen to discover her latest - as I've heard good things about it. Next up is Sophie Kinsella's My Not So Perfect Life. Sophie Kinsella is perhaps the queen of chic lit books - I've read pretty much all of her Shopaholic series, and have no shame in saying so - they are an easy read, which sometimes is just exactly what I need. This one caught my eye because it looks at Katie who has this perfect life - through Instagram at least. These rose tinted / Instagram filtered / perfect life photos that we see every day are just causing an awful lot of people in our society anxiety issues and causing them to doubt their own self-worth. I'm very intrigued to see how Kinsella portrays this in her latest novel.
Last night, I spotted another book via Instagram 'The Year of Less' by Cait Flanders a similar sort of 'self help' book, I believe. One that looks at improving life anyway. I'll let you know once I've read it. I'm very intrigued to read how Cait Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store'. It's also another pretty book I couldn't resist.
So that's definitely the beginning of my year in reading planned. I aim to read at least 15 books this year, so fingers crossed I can achieve that goal.
What are you reading at the moment?