You may or may not know but I love to read. During term time I don’t really have as much time to read things that aren’t journal articles about the Third Reich but I try my best to squeeze a bit of reading for pleasure in now and then. My 2 peak times for reading tend to be when I’m on holiday and during the colder Autumn evenings tucked up in bed whilst burning a candle. Luckily we are currently in Autumn and I’ll be going on holiday in a couple of weeks. So I thought that I would discuss which books are on my TBR (To Be Read) list and that I’m hoping to read over the next few weeks if I have time between assignments, working, volunteering and sleeping (fingers crossed). Some of these books I’ve had lying around for a while, some are new and also gifts, I thought it would be nice to mention them all to give people some inspiration of what to read or as ideas for gifts to buy for any bookworms you may know in the run up to Christmas.
So last year I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying and my life really was changed. That book helped me purge half of my belongings and declutter my life, it was a really easy read and it actually did inspire me to be more organised and stop hoarding silly things that I didn’t want or need. Marie’s second book obviously seemed like a great place to get even more info about organising my life. Spark Joy is a more in-depth, illustrated guide of the techniques and categories talked about in The Life Changing magic of Tidying so if you are a more visual person this one might be for you. I think this will probably be a quick read but I better read this at home or I’ll be trying to tidy up our hotel room or something.
Okay so another sequel, I read the Little Book of Hygge last year when me and Josh went to Amsterdam so when I saw this one had come out I knew I needed to read it. This time Wiking focusses on the Danish concept of Happiness and why they are the happiest nation of them all. The book has chapters on topics like money, health and kindness and basically looks right up my street. If it’s as good as the last one I’m sure I’ll enjoy it!
My lovely friend Danielle bought me this one for my Birthday as she knows I love this collection of clothbound classics and her favourite colour is yellow so it really reminds me of her. I’m excited to sink my teeth into this one as I’ve never read any Jane Austen, if I read a Classic it’s usually a casual ancient Greek or Roman number like the Iliad so this will be a nice change. It’s a decent size so I’m thinking it might take me a while because of the style it’s written in but that’s okay I’m happy to chip away at it chapter by chapter.
I’m noticing a definite theme, this is also the second book of an author I’ve read and enjoyed. Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey is one of my favourite books ever, it’s full of amazing poems which I’ve mentioned before in my Body Positivity post. I really don’t know much about the theme of this collection of poetry but I’m sure it will be amazing. This one to either read in 1 hour or dip in and out of.
I have heard nothing but good things about this book since it was released, it focusses on creativity and the power of great ideas and how to achieve them. Plenty of the reviews say Gilbert comes across as witty and friendly so it seems like a nice chilled out read that might hopefully be inspiring too.
So there you have it my little list of books I’m hoping to read in the next couple of months, let me know if you have read any of these or if you have any other suggestions you think I might enjoy!