I have A LOT of books that I want to read. On my kindle there are so many books that I have downloaded and not got round to reading yet. I get really excited when I hear about a particular book and buy it off Amazon but then I end up reading a different one, or nothing at all, which has been the case for a while.
I have a few on my reading list that I really want to read, but I know they are really emotional stories and so I don’t feel like I am ready for them and keep putting off reading them even though I really want to.
There are probably about thirty books I have bought and haven’t read yet, but here are a few particular ones that I’m really looking forward to reading.
Kiss Me First
I’ve heard good things about this one, and it sounds really interesting, if a little creepy. It is about two girls, one of whom wants to disappear. So Leila, who spends more time online than out in the real world (I think a lot of us are a bit like that now!) takes over Tess’ virtual identity.
I’ve had this on my kindle for ages now so hopefully I’ll get around to it soon!
Get it here: Kiss Me First
I’m sure most poeple have heard of this No.1 bestseller from Gillian Flynn and I’ve no idea why I haven’t started reading it yet. I think I might read it next.
“Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?”
Get it here: Gone Girl
Another bestseller, that I can’t wait to read. One Day tells the story of two people on the same day over twenty years. I think I’d like to see the film too, but I want to read the book first. The books are generally way better than film versions, aren’t they?
Get it here: One Day
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
I think this is one that I could really do with reading! I’m always feeling so overwhelmed, and I also spend way too much time on my phone – I really should put it down more!
This book started when Rachel Macy Stafford published a post called “The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up” on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas.
“Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions.
I think even though I’m unikely to follow this completely, I could probably use a few tips to help me.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
I actually started reading this quite a while ago now, twice actually, but couldn’t really get into it but I probably didn’t give it enough of a chance. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, including from my friend Simon who enjoyed it (when we were chatting about books when we were out one night – cool as fuck we are).
“Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone – vanished from her life. There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary’s trouble. So now she’s telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it’s a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.”
It sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
Get it here: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
This is the fifth book in the bestselling series, by Ben Aaronovitch, which started with Rivers of London (which I reviewed here). I’ve really enjoyed all of the others and couldn’t put them down once I had got into them, particularly so after the first one.
The series is centered around a young police officer called Peter Grant who, after an encounter with a ghost finds out that he can do magic and is recruited into a secret branch of the Metropolitan Police that deals with magic and the supernatural.
“Foxglove Summer takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what’s more all the shops are closed by 4pm…”
Get it here: Foxglove Summer
Career of Evil
I am actually in the middle of this book right now, and enjoying it so far. It is the third book in the Cormoran Strike series, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K Rowling), and I loved the first two books. I do really like having a series of books to read, so that in each one you get to know the characters better and they are not just forgotten at the end of the book.
“When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.
Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…”
I think these books are really well written, and I really like the main characters and the fact that they are quite different to my usual type of books, but still have that underlying romantic love part.
Get it here: Career of Evil
Let me know if you have read any of these and which I should definitely read as soon as possible! Also, I’d love to hear about any other great books you’ve read recently so I can add even more to my list!