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05 April 2018



One of my resolutions this year was to read more. I used to read so much as a kid and definitely got laughed at during my school years as I was that kid who always had a book in their arms or silently reading at the back of the glass when I should have been paying attention to physics or geometry ahem. I do love that feeling when you find an amazing book that you can sink into and that world become the one around you and you get so invested that your heart breaks or thrives for certain characters. As I work full time 8 til 6 everyday I rarely get a chance to pick up a book as by the time I get home I'm exhausted and just want to slouch on my sofa and then as my weekends seem to disappear without me even noticing these days, I tend to fill every minute with jobs rather than relaxing with a good book which is such a shame. 

I have decided to start picking a book up and just reading whenever I can, on my ten minute commute, ten minutes before bed, and instead of reading my phone in the bath I need to pick up a book. That being said I noticed that I have actually read quite a few books this year already and I didn't even realise. Basically I tend to buy novels and such on my phone as they're easy to just pick up and not carry about and then the prettier books I tend to buy as they're usually heavier and can double as decor. So my reads this month have been The Girl Before by JP Delaney, I was expecting this to be ten times better than it was but I still enjoyed it, even though I guessed the ending pretty quick. One of the many reasons I get bored of thrillers. Next I read The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. A thriller about a couple who leave their baby unattended next door but once again I kind of sussed it all out, boo. Next up was Obsession by Amanda Robson, all about two couples who are besties and then one of the wives ask their husband the wrong question to ask if you're a bit of a psycho. This was gripping and so farfetched it was laughable but at the same time I can't stop thinking about it. I am currently reading The Note by Zoe Folbigg, something a little lighthearted and not what I'm used to but so far it's going down well. To read on my fiction wishlist is Little Fires everywhere by Celeste Ng, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and How To Stop Time by Matt Haig, I can't wait to read the last one!

Some of the material ones I've been reading that are more coffee table books. I have waited for Lily's book The F-Word to arrive since I preordered it last October! I adore Lily and couldn't wait to give this a read, and it genuinely made me feel a lot better about some of my friendships, especially the long distance ones. The best part? Her diary inserts had me howling! I bought The New Garçon by Navaz Batliwalla as I love the chic style of suits, loafers and such and this book has it all. I love all the women inside who embody the "Gentlewoman" style, their views, tips and even a glimpse into their home. I love revisiting this to drool over the clothes. For Christmas I received The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees and have loved delving into her insight on a Capsule Wardrobe. As I mentioned in my post My Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist, I have loved the idea of starting to build a more quality and quantity wardrobe, all thanks to her. I won't lie but I'm still half way through it but I'm taking it all in and so far I'm in love. 

Have you read anything good recently? Please share!

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