I am obsessed with reading at the moment. As a child you’d always find me with my (big) nose in a book. When I had my daughter reading was the last thing I did. This year I wanted to make a conscious effort to read every night before bed. My goal is to read at least 2 books a month or 24 in the year.
I usually only read two genres: classics (e.g. Jane Austen) or chick lit. I joined a book club Facebook group and it has opened my eyes up to books I would never have thought to pick up before. The first book in the book club was The Power by… which I would never have read. But although I found it a slightly disturbing read, I really enjoyed reading something outside of my bubble.
So lets get on with what I’m currently reading.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
In January I read the first Harry Potter book and in February I read the second one. So this month I obviously had to read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I’ve read all the books before when they first came out but haven’t read them since. It was about time I reread them.
How to Stop Time
I’ve just finished How to Stop Time by Matt Haig but wanted to include it as it was really fascinating. It almost felt real. It’s about a man who doesn’t age the same way we do. Tom Hazard, the main character isn’t just a normal 41 year old. He’s actually centuries old. The book goes from the present day and throughout his life. To keep safe he has to change his identity and his current cover is a history teacher in a London school.
It wasn’t my usual read but I’m so glad I picked it up from the library. It’s a really interesting book and I couldn’t put it down.
The Keeper of Lost Things
I’m halfway through The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and it’s beautiful. It’s about a man called Anthony who has spent half of his life collecting items that others have lost. He feels his time is about to end so he leaves the task of reuniting the objects with his assistant Laura.
I love how the book takes you back to some of the objects last moments. This is a really easy and joyful read so far and I’d definitely recommend it.
Get Your Sh*t Together
I have been reading Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight for awhile as I keep picking it up, reading a bit, then leaving it for weeks. If you don’t have your sh*t together and you need some practical tips to organise your life then give this a try. I find some tips are really useful and some not so much, which is probably why it’s still on my bedside table half read.
What are you currently reading? I’m after lots of recommendations to read for the rest of the year.
I filmed a video too and it features what’s on my to be read list if you want to check it out.
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