I’ve written about my love of reading previously; I just adore it and I’ve been grateful for the time that lockdown has given me to continue reading as much as I can. I will be writing more blog posts about books and reading, so if you have any ideas for posts that you’d like to see, leave me a comment below!
Also I think I should probably mention that I have over 300 titles on my ‘To Be Read’ list on Goodreads, how will I ever get through all of these?! (If anyone would like to pay me to read, this would be the perfect time to make yourselves known!)
These are some of the books that excite me more than others, let’s hope they exceed my expectations!
This feels like it’s been on my TBR list forever; it’s been recommended to me more times than I can count and I’m very excited to get stuck into it. I think one of the main reasons I haven’t read it so far is that the blurb didn’t seem to sell it to me, but I have been trying to read outside of my comfort zone recently, as I think we all tend to get stuck sometimes and I want to broaden my reading horizons as it were!
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Again, I’ve heard so many great things about this book and I really can’t wait to read it. I love reading books about women BY women so I feel like this will be right up my street. The reviews look fab and I’m sure I will have my own opinions on this one so stay tuned for a ‘recently read’ blog post to read my thoughts.
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn’t touch her?
All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?
All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?
I love a thriller so this book has intrigued me for a while. As much as I enjoy reading books by women about women, it is also nice to change the pace a bit. The premise of this story sounds interesting, I love reading stories about friendships so let’s see if it lives up to the hype!
Martin Gilmour and Ben Fitzmaurice have been best friends for 25 years, since their days together at Burtonbury School.
They are an unlikely pair: the scholarship boy with the wrong accent and clothes, and the dazzlingly popular, wealthy young aristocrat. But Martin knows no one else can understand the bond they share – and no one else could have kept Ben’s secret for over two decades.
At Ben’s 40th birthday party, the cream of the British establishment gathers in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. Amid the politicians, the celebrities, the old money and the newly rich, Martin once again feels that pang of not quite belonging. His wife Lucy has her reservations, too. There is something unnerving in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship. Would he?
I’ve had my eye on this for a while, I love reading books from British-Indian authors because I can usually relate to them a lot so when I first learned about this book, I knew I had to read it (I still haven’t but that’s besides the point). Reese Witherspoon also picked it for her book club which is amazing! The book is set in West London where I’m from so I’m even more excited to read it now!
When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she’s shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals.
Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty – these are women who have spent their lives in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands; being dutiful, raising children and going to temple, but whose inner lives are as rich and fruitful as their untold stories. But as they begin to open up to each other about womanhood, sexuality, and the dark secrets within the community, Nikki realises that the illicit nature of the class may place them all in danger.
This book has been described as an Agatha Christie type novel, although I’ve never read anything by AC (I know, sorry!), I know her books are renowned murder mysteries so I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into this one.
Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
What’s on your TBR list?