Five books on my reading list
I’ve always loved reading, and since banning myself from looking at screens after 9pm (which is working wonders for how well I sleep, by the way) I’ve found myself turning to books more and more as a way of taking a break from the online world. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve added quite a few books to my reading list, so I thought I would share what I’ve been reading and why I picked up each book.
I love reading blogs for new book recommendations, so I hope you will enjoy reading mine!
The Connection Book* by Emma Serlin
I love having mini books like this that I can flick through for some quick wisdom, rather than getting drawn into a compelling, thrilling story and feeling like I have to stay up all night reading it just to find out what happens! The Connection Book includes lots of easy tips for better communication, and I’ve found it really useful for improving how I talk to people in work and social situations. It’s really easy to dip in and out of, so perfect for a quick browse through when you’re time-limited.
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
I’m itching to get stuck into this because anything described as ‘deep, darkly twisted’ just really appeals to me (I’m also a big fan of murder-focused podcasts and documentaries). This is focused around family secrets, dark truths and missing people – all things that I find thrilling and exciting to read about! The storyline sounds really interesting to me, and I can’t wait to find out the truth about the Roanoke family as I read it.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I’ve become a big fan of Jessie Burton since reading The Muse, so I’m excited to read this one! When it was first released there was a lot of hype, that I didn’t buy into, but after loving The Muse so much I just had to give The Miniaturist a go. I love the storyline concept – it’s all about a model replica house and the tiny creations that mirror their real-life counterparts. Again, I just can’t wait to get stuck into this and fall in love with it as much as I did The Muse.
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I’m halfway through this and absolutely loving it so far. It’s such an easy read, so it’s nice to delve into for a bit of downtime after a long day (or week). Sophie Kinsella novels were my bread and butter when I was a teenager, I read them so quickly and loved how addictive the storylines were! I was drawn to this one because it’s all about the contrasts between what we share on social media (especially Instagram) and real life. I can definitely feel myself relating to the main character and I can’t wait to see how her story ends.
Body Positive Power* by Megan Jayne Crabbe
I absolutely devoured this over the weekend, I just could not put it down and the more I read the more I felt my whole mindset when it comes to food and dieting changing. Megan’s book is such a breath of fresh air and it’s left me feeling so much happier about the way that I eat and exercise. Honestly, I think every woman should read this book, it’s fascinating and if you hate dieting, it will really open your eyes to what the industry is actually all about!