As a way to make myself more accountable for the fact I've not been reading all that much I thought I'd write this post sharing all the books that I'm currently reading and then the books that I'm going to be reading this September. Whenever I've written about books in the past it's when I've finished them so I thought it would be fun to share everything I'm going to read and then get some recommendations from you guys of what awesome books you've read lately.
BOOKS I'M READING
MAD GIRL - BRYONY GORDON: I'd been listening to a few podcasts with Bryony and then I saw that she'd released her own [Mad World] which is how I became familiar with her story. She's released a few books but the one I've been reading and absolutely love is Mad Girl. It's an honest recall of her mental health journey and everything that she's struggled with. The way it's written is painfully honest but she's still managed to make it humorous and as someone who suffers with some of the same things as her it's such a comfort to read her thoughts. So often reading about mental health can be overwhelming and sometimes incredibly hard but this takes a very serious subject matter but discusses it in a such a human way.
AMERICAN PSYCHO - BRETTY EASTON ELLIS: American Psycho is a cult classic film that I can't say I loved all that much when I first watched it. But when I saw the book on the Tesco charity book stand [my favourite place] I thought maybe I'd give it a read and see how it compared to the film and maybe it would be better. And even though I've not finished this I absolutely love this book, the way it's written is relatively simple but it's so detailed that it's absolutely fascinating. If you're not familiar with the story of American Psycho it's about Patrick Bateman, a wealthy 26-year-old on Wall Street who seemingly has it all. But he's a psychopath, it's a truly fascinating read and I think it's far better than the film.
ON MY TO READ SHELF
- The Curated Closet - Anushcka Rees: I've only ever read a couple of books about style but after seeing this pop-up a lot online and generally becoming more interested in a more capsule wardrobe it seemed like something I'd enjoy. It's a book that will apparently change your mind when it comes to the clothes that you wear and make you more aware of what you're reaching for.
- Milk & Honey - Rupi Kaur: A book that you've more than likely seen all over Instagram. It's split into 4 sections and tackles the most difficult parts of life and finding joy in them.
- Get Your Sh*t Together - Sarah Knight: There isn't much to say about this book apart from it's a guide to getting your life together and not worrying about what other people are doing and focusing on yourself.
- The Girls - Emma Cline: This is a book that I've been wanting to read for a long time. It's been highly praised online and it's a coming of age story following Evie Boyd who is so desperate to be noticed and then she sees the girls and her life completely changes from that point.
- When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi: The story of a neurosurgeon who isn't far away from completing a decade of practice and gets diagnosed with an inoperable lung cancer. Paul died whilst this book was being written but it follows everything that happened since his diagnosis and the things that make life worth living when you're dying.
- The Muse - Jessie Burton: I was such a big fan of Burton's first book The Miniaturist so I was always going to want to read her second. It follows the character Odelle Bastien who has finally found a job as a typist but not everything is at it seems.
- The Cows - Dawn O Porter: The title of this book might have you thinking that this is about animals but it isn't. It's about women and how we're expected to live by bog standard society rules but it's ok not to follow these rules or the crowd.
What books have you read recently?