I’ve always been a bit of a book worm. It’s something my Nan always used to call me because I would always have my nose in a book when she looked after me on school holidays. One of my favourite past times were visits to the library with my Nan or we would go and rad the charity shops to find the hidden gems often found in their book shelves. Nowadays, I don’t get time to read as much as I would like to but I’m usually never on the train without my Kindle or an audiobook. My Kindle or audiobooks are really convenient but I have to admit that I do miss holding a real book, which is why I decided to treat myself to a selection of books I’ve had my eye on.
I don’t particularly have a favour genre in books, but I often enjoy books which are easy to read like Y.A.books. I especially like these books when I’m the train because I find the journey and other passengers on board sometimes quite distracting, so I need something easyto follow. I therefore picked up All The Bright Place by Jennifer Niven and Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard. I had heard a lot of good things about these books and loved that Beautiful Broken Things was set in Brighton. I have a personal goal to read more books set in Brighton because I have only been living in the Brighton for just over 18 months and it can be a lovely way to learn more about the city. I also picked up Billy and Mil by Giovanna Fletcher which again, I’d heard a lot of good things about plus I absolutely love Giovanna Fletcher (married to Tom Fletcher from McFly) so wanted to start reading her novels.
One of the best books I read last year was Gone Girl by Gillian Fylnn. I often like getting my head stuck into a thriller novel as it makes for something different and gripping to read. Fellow fans have all said that if I liked Gone Girl, than I would really like The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. So when Waterstone’s was selling The Girl On The Train for half price a couple of weeks ago, I picked it up straight away. Only thing is, I’m a little scared to read it considering I spend most of my life on a train travelling to London and back for work…
The last book in my haul is Quiet by Susan Cain. This was a book I’d had my eye on for a while now. It’s a non-fiction book all about ‘The Power of Introverts’. I’ve always been very much an introverted person and I think it’s fair to say it’s previously been considered a negative trait. Since however listening to a couple of podcasts (Girlboss Radio, Ladies who Lunch, to a name a few) and listening to other introverts it becomes clear of an introvert’s strengths. Keen to learn more, I finally added Quiet to my book collection.
Have you read any of these books? Do you have any other book recommendations?