My Reading List...
Despite having always loved reading all different books since I was a young girl, I am crazy big on reading at the moment. The last few years I haven’t really read books avidly, it was more of a ‘heh, I’ll get there’ task and I definitely did not get round to it. 2019 seems to have given me the reading bug however as I’ve already read 5 books and I’m now starting my 6th. I like to read all different kind of books, however the theme so far for this year has been Chick Lits. They’re definitely not the most educational of books but sometimes all you want is an easy read where you can just float off to the world you’re reading about. My favourite one so far has been The Little Brooklyn Bakery by Julie Caplin. I’ve also read Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan this year and I loved it so much. Olly even rented the film for me when I had finished reading it so that I didn’t have to finish the story completely.
I’ve got a mixture of paperback books and books I’ve downloaded on my Kindle, which I am really loving right now. I never used to be a Kindle person, I was always loyal to a fresh paperback book but the ease and convenience of having multiple books in one place took over…especially when I found out that there is a Kindle app! I’ve set my screen to a sepia tint so that it’s not too bright and I love to read from my app before bed. I’m trying to save my paperbacks for when it’s still light outside in the evening so I can read them in bed too, as I don’t have a lamp or specific reading light at the moment.
On my reading list, I have a mixture of different genres to get through. I have a mixture of self help, fiction, romance and non-fiction currently. I’m just starting to read The Little Café in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin which I’m looking forward to reading. After her Brooklyn Bakery book, I can’t wait to just slip into another easy read of hers as I really enjoy her writing style. I’ve recently finished her other book, The Little Paris Patisserie too which was also really good. If you’re into chick lit fiction, then definitely check out some of Julie’s books as I highly recommend them.
I purchased Sarah Knight’s most recent book titled Calm The F**k Down after really loving her Get Your Sh*t Together version. Calm The F**k Down is all about learning to control what you can and learning to accept what you can’t so you can just get on with your life and I am absolutely here for it. I’m a bit of a (for lack of a better word) wuss when it comes to this kind of thing and I’m a huge worrier about anything and everything despite not being able to control half of it. I’m hoping this book will help me to navigate my attention away from what I can’t control and focus on the situations I can. I’ll let you know how it goes…
Another page turner I can’t wait to start is Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love. I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I’m excited to get stuck in! I planned on waiting to read this until Olly and I go on holiday as I think this would be a perfect poolside read, but that’s not until June… I’m not sure I can wait that long to read it!
I had pre-ordered Anna’s new book An Edited Life back in October time last year. I was so excited when it finally made it’s way to my door, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I want to really sit and dedicate time to this book as it’s filled to the brim with helpful tips to organise and, well, edit the main areas your life. I’m going to keep this until some time in March or April as I like to do a big spring clean/tidy/organise at that time of year ready to go into the new season.
As you may or may not know, Olly and I are obsessed with Japan. We’re planning on taking a mega trip in the next few years to really discover Japan in all of it’s glory. I was so happy to unwrap the Ikigai book this Christmas just gone. It focuses around the Japanese secrets to living a longer and happier life, which seeing as I’m convinced that the Japanese folk just live life completely right, I’m VERY excited to start this little sweet book. I really adore the whole concept around Ikigai so I’m sure I’ll definitely be reporting back on it.
You can find me here on Goodreads. It’s a place where you can set reading goals and see what other people are currently reading as well as edit your own profile with your books too. It’s a great way to create reading wish lists too which I am really enjoying doing.
Please let me know if you have any book recommendations in the comments below, I’m always looking for new books to read!