I love books and I love reading. I mean who doesn’t. Seriously.

Life would be very dull indeed without one or both of these things. At least I think so. It has to be said that the simple act of reading for the fun of it is one of life’s great pleasures and one that I am very happy to indulge in!

Do I have a favourite story? Why yes, I do.

It is a short work called The Love Letter by Jack Finney. I love it so much that I’ve written a whole post on it: My Favourite Short Story. For me it has all the elements that makes a wonderful, magical if somewhat poignant love story. It is my go to reread when wanting something warm and familiar and I adore it so.

What do I want to achieve in 2020 when it comes to books?

Well … just to read some good ones. I don’t want to rush because appreciating the words as well as the tale being told does take time, at least I think so. What else? Oh try to not let my To Be Read shelf get too out of control. And I’d also like to try and become familiar with genres’ that I might have stayed away from in the past. I’m looking at you Fantasy. I have decided to take the plunge, challenge myself and make another attempt at connecting with some stories that take place in those diverse and rich worlds. Wish me luck ya’ll!

For the record here is my 2019 book journey:

And as always I will be reviewing the books I have completed. I hope you find them interesting and that they inspire you to get involved with the written word!

So to all the bibliophiles out there … I wish you the best of luck and hope you find some literary treasure!

(Note: Audiobooks won’t be reviewed).

Bookshelf: Currently Reading

  • An Inquiry Into Love And Death by Simone St. James
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (audiobook)

Bookshelf: Completed

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
  • Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  • Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Adventures of Maud West Lady Detective by Susannah Stapleton
  • Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Mass
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Love From A to Z by S.K Ali
  • The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
  • Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather (a novella)
  • Underfoot in Show Business by Helen Hanff
  • A Good Girls Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
  • The Deep by Alma Katsu
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
  • The Trouble With Women by Jacky Fleming
  • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  • Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Bookshelf: Completed (Audio)

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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