This year I’ve set myself the challenge to read 52 books, so 1 a week! I’ve done this because I love reading but sometimes I get so out of the habit and then realise I haven’t read a book for weeks.
I’m on target at the moment and have 4 books to share with you – let me know in the comments what you’ve read!
The Book of Hidden Things – Francesco Dimitri
This book had me really gripped, mainly because I needed to know what was actually happening! Set in Southern Italy, the book follows 4 men who have been friends since school who meet up at the same place every year. When one of them doesn’t turn up, they embark on a mysterious adventure.
The book is definitely set up well to have a sequel and I really hope there is one because the last page GOT ME!
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The blurb of this book hooked me from the get go. It’s about 4 siblings who, as children, go to a psychic and get told the date they’re going to die. We then follow the next five decades to see how this effects their lives.
Whilst at times I felt like the book dragged a little, overall I really enjoyed it. It definitely made me think and it did have me hooked in the sense that I wanted to know what happened to each of them.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Men without Women is 7 short stories and I have to say I wasn’t a fan. When I picked the book up I didn’t realise it was short stories and if I had I wouldn’t have picked it up.
I found most of the stories quite boring although I did like the authors writing style. I’m definitely going to try his novels – I’ve heard great things about them!
An Edited Life by Anna Newton
I’ve been a fan of Anna’s blog, The Anna Edit, for a long time so when I saw that she was writing a book, I was very excited. What I love about this book is that the advice in it is practical, well explained AND IS ACHIEVABLE!
There’s things I haven’t read before in the book (especially in the budgeting section) and I love how Anna has thought about who her reader is and given tips which fit into everyone’s daily life.
What have you been reading recently?