On My Reading List

Along with the usual designs on being better, faster, stronger that the new year brings there's one resolution that I seem to make every January, and that is to read more. Not to read more Blogs, Buzzfeed posts or online think pieces on popular culture - I've got them covered, but, you know, actual books! This should be easy as I do love reading, but it seems each year I read less and less. I did however get quite a few new books for Christmas: my Dad gave me three that I asked for by Caitlin Moran, Lena Dunham and Amanda Palmer - the publishing world had this 4th wave feminist truly sucked in this holiday season! I also received from Will a big hefty novel by Michel Faber with the most beautiful patterned gold cover which I chose to read first. I've started pretty well and have managed to read, even if just a little bit, pretty much every week day evening this year and I thought if I committed my current reading list to a blog post then it might encourage me to keep it up!

The Book Of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
I'm about half-way through this book and really enjoying it. It's about an English preacher who is employed by a global corporation to bring the teachings of Christianity to an alien race on a new planet. It's very interesting thematically, especially with Interstellar so fresh in my mind. It's been a great one to get me back into the habit of reading as the story has been intriguing from the start and the main character is very likeable.

Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
Girls has been one of my favourite TV shows of the last few years and although her brand of hilarious over-sharing may make me cringe sometimes I just love Lena Dunham, so can't wait to read her book!

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
Where as the brilliant 'How To Be A Woman' was a billed as part memoir part rant. Caitlin Moran's latest book is a novel, all be it an autobiographically inspired one - I'm sure it will be equally as hilarious.

The Art Of Asking by Amanda Palmer
You may already know author Amanda Palmer through her music with her old band 'The Dresden Dolls' or from her two solo albums and various other projects. This book came about of the back of her TED Talk and is a memoir focusing on how she's gotten by in life and her career by asking for the help of others - it's certainly an interesting topic and an idea which seemingly goes against societal norms and I'm intrigued! Actually thinking about it 'The Art of Asking' may well be of use in my current wedding planning mode so I may have to read this one next!

What's on your reading list at the moment? I'd love to know if you have any recommendations?

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1 comment:

  1. Hope you enjoy Caitlin Moran's new book, I really loved it! I think I preferred How to be a Woman but it's still a great read :)

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