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!

What are my favourite books?

Well Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is one that I picked up a few years ago and it quickly became very dear to me. I just love the story and the characters and find the situations that they are in to be fascinating and very moving.

I have a favourite short story called The Love Letter by Jack Finney. I won’t say much about it as I have a whole post dedicated to it that I will put up in the coming months except that it has all the elements that makes a wonderful if somewhat tragic love story.

What do I want to achive in 2020?

Just to read good books. 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. And to try and become familiar with genres’ that I might have stayed away from in the past. This wasn’t going to include SciFi and Fantasy but I have decided to challenge myself and make another attempt. 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!

Bookshelf: Currently Reading

  • Origin by Dan Brown

Bookshelf: Waiting To Be Read

  • Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson
  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  • The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
  • The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
  • The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  • Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
  • Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
  • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  • The Price of Time by Tim Tigner
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Family Trust by Kathy Wang
  • The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

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

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