On the reading list | February 2019


Reading more has always been on my goals list for a very long time, as I love reading and finding new reads to get stuck into, so making a to be read list has come in very handy for me. I’m definitely the type to buy more books than I actually read just so it can get me motivated to read more!

Here is the list of books that I have compiled and is waiting to be read on my bookshelf;

M Train by Patti Smith: I used to see this book floating around Instagram on everyone’s arty bookstagram shots, and recently when Siena Mirabella mentioned that she was reading it, I googled it and immediately ordered myself a copy as I love her book suggestions. Patti Smith herself describes this book as ‘a road map to my life’, M Train is about the meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. Sounds like the book you’d read with an iced coffee in hand in the sun.

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin: I brought this book purely because the cover was beaut and reminded me of spring lol. Its a collection of stories about the good, the bad and everything in between; struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night and many more. Sounds very interesting, to be honest!

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: I saw this book in Zoella’s book club ages ago and had been meaning to read it but haven’t! It’s a fiction read about a feminist zine created by a school girl who gets fed up of sexist dress codes, gross comments, and following rules.

One by Sarah Crossan: I’ve had this book on my reading list for ages but just never got round to reading it. It’s about conjoined twins who are united in blood and bone, in which they have to make a decision that could be life changing for them.

Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon: This is a fiction read about two ladies who have been best friends since their teenage years, trying to figure out an affair within their workplace. I wouldn’t have usually picked this up at the moment, but it was a book I brought ages ago but never got round to reading.

Room by Emma Donoghue: I actually watched the film of this book before, so I do know the storyline of it and how it ends up, however, I still wanted to read this one and see how the book compares to the film.

Lance by Vladimir Nabokov: This is a pocketbook about 3 stories of obsession, mania, and an extra-terrestrial nightmare. I picked this up as it was so cute and tiny and I needed smaller size books to read on the tube on the way and back from uni, as they are easier to carry.

A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions: This is another pocketbook about feminist manifesto’s and ideas. I always find these kinds of books very interesting to read and learn new things from.

Marriage by Jane Austen: Last but not least, is this book by Jane Austen in my reading list. It’s yet another small pocketbook and from the ‘vintage minis’ collection, which probably sold me this book! All of the stories in this book are from Austen’s other books all compiled about the topic surrounding Marriage.

Here are all of the books on my reading list, have you read any of these, if not what are some of the books on your reading list?

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13 responses to “On the reading list | February 2019”

  1. bethemilydann says:

    Ooh, I really need to get back into reading. Evening in Paradise sounds really interesting!x

  2. I need to get into reading xx

  3. Hunida says:

    I’ve only read Room out of all of these. The movie was amazing & I think it had more detail than book for once. I liked both though!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have heard nothing but good things about Moxie. Definitely on my reading list!

  5. Amber says:

    Really helpful post… I need a new book to read and I might give M train a go… I really need some feminist reading so you’ve def given me a few ideas!

    I wrote a book review last month as well if you’re interested 🙂 https://wordpress.com/view/timeforadventure.site

  6. Sarah says:

    I’m always on the lookout for new books to read, despite my enormous TBR. I have heard lots of good things about Moxie, but the other books here I haven’t heard about. Going to add some of these to my list.

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