I am a huge book lover but lately, I have found myself in a bit of a book rut. I think it’s the Winter months. I get home from work and snuggle up in front of the TV, I binge watch boxsets and stuff my face with chocolate and I don’t make room for much else. I always find that I read a lot more once the sun is out and so upon the arrival of spring, I thought it would be a good idea to get some new books on the go. I have recently discovered Amazon’s Audible and it has been the best thing to get a couple of books off my list quickly. This week, I finished listening to Zoe Sugg’s Girl Online On Tour which has taken a while to get through due to the slight embarrassment to whack it out during my morning commute. Listening to audiobooks are also a good way to juggle a couple of books at the same time. I find reading a physical book so much more pleasant and wouldn’t give it up completely for the world but books like The Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin are the kind of books that are beasts to read, and so listening to the audiobook on the side, like a secret mistress, is a god send.
Speaking of secret mistresses – my first read this spring: Maestra by L.S Hilton. Described as ‘the most shocking thriller you’ll read this year’, Maestra is all over the news as the grown-up Fifty Shades of Grey. I couldn’t not see what all the fuss is about.
Second on my list is a smaller, light hearted read about heartbreak, Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Based on the life of Rachel, a cookery writer, who brings food, love, loss and revenge to the table. Dotted within the story, Rachel shares simple comfort recipes which I find completely inviting and up my street for a novel.
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer – With everything going on in my life at home, I’ve been trying to delve my brain into the world of mental illness but haven’t wanted to read anything too factual or heavy. I read a few pages of this before buying and was compelled to the way it has been written similar to Mark Haddon’s Curious Incident. I have no idea what to expect in terms of the storyline but I know I’m going to cry. Lots.
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore – Who doesn’t love Drew Barrymore is the question I put to you?! After having a movie binge of a couple of Drew’s films recently, I thought I’d give her autobiography a go. I know that she has had a crazy life since being the six year old girl in E.T and thought that it would be an ideal summer read.
I would love to know what’s on your reading list this Spring and of course, if you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them. Let’s get a little book club going!
Now it’s time to spend my Saturday with a cup of green tea, some sushi and good book before I’m off out on the town tonight. Who said we can’t live both lives ay?!