I‘m not sure I’ve really talked about books on here before – years ago I may have done a book review or two but other than that I haven’t really mentioned reading, or more specifically my love of reading. I’ve been an avid reader (and writer) for as long as I can remember. I could easily and happily spend an entire week curled up with a couple of books.
When I was younger my mom used to have to make me stop reading and go to sleep. I decided I needed to get around this whole ‘lights out’ thing so I used my pocket money to buy a torch and I hid it in my room. I was then able to read under my duvet well into the night… until she caught me! Books have been my joy, my main source of entertainment and sometimes a place of escape.
Over the last few years though I haven’t made a lot of time for reading. While I was at university I just didn’t make time for reading. I was so busy with uni and reading course books that I didn’t feel like reading any other books.
My habit of not reading much has continued after university too. I’ve decided this year I’m going to make reading a priority.
This is purely for fun so I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself but I am going to aim to read one novel and one non-fiction book per month. Considering I’ve been known to read a book in one day, this shouldn’t be too hard.
These are some of the books on my list for 2016:
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr
The Woman who Stole my Life by Marian Keyes
Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter by Louise Pentland
Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill
Would you like me to share more about books here on the blog? I’m not great at reviewing books but I’d be happy to share hauls and mini reviews.