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Friday, 29 September 2017

Autumn reading list

I meant to do a summer reading list but now it's towards the end of the year I can't really get away with that anymore...

I read a lot when I'm away and I'm always on the lookout for recommendations. I've put a short list together of my current favourites; Let me know how you get on and let me know what your favourites are!

In no particular order...

1) The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern. Such an amazing book. If you like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen then you will absolutely love this. Actually if you haven't read Water for Elephants then definitely add that one to the list as well.

2) 1984 - George Orwell. An absolute classic that I only recently read. I should have read it years ago. I was hooked the entire time.

3) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. A really interesting story of a girl who becomes one of the most famous Geisha of all time. I couldn't put this down to the point where I was reading it at my lunch-break and even *gasp* got up early to read it at the weekend.

4) Pet Cemetery/The shining - Stephen King. I'd say read one or the other because the two of them are just so scary. I was too terrified to read 'It' so this was my compromise haha.

5) The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir. Without sounding like a complete nerd.....hahaha who am I kidding...I find Tudor history so interesting, especially anything about Anne Boleyn. After watching the Tudors on Netflix in super-speed I immediately downloaded this book. It's great because it is factual but really easy and enjoyable to read; Not the endurance exercise I had prepared myself for at all.

6) The life changing magic of not giving a f*** - Sarah Knight. Bought it for the title but it is genuinely quite a funny book. Lots of encouragement to just say no to things instead of doing something we don't want to do but think we should. Sounds simple but it isn't always so easy; This book has some good tips.

7) The picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde. So good! It's a pretty good film but the book is so much better.

8) Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy. I sort of bullied myself into reading this because I felt I should. I did the same with 1984. Both have turned out to be far better than the hype. A classic you need to add to your list. I was so invested in Anna all the way through and didn't stop reading it. It's a long book so one for a long haul flight or week at the beach.

9) Happy - Derren Brown. A book telling you how to be happy. I'm not sure I'm any happier but it's really interesting.

10) Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn. Jaw dropping twists and turns. A massive book but it's so brilliantly written that I just sped through it. The film is also great but read the book first!

11) The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins. I personally preferred the film but the book is still good. It's quite dark and the main character is un-likeable so have a read if you're not the type of person who gives up in chapter 2, it does payoff.

12) Pretty Honest - Sally Hughes. De-bunks all the myths about beauty and fads. I found this book really helpful for not spending money on unnecessary products.

Now you've had my recommendations please please please give me yours,




  1. these books sound brilliant!!

    1. Awh thanks, do you have any recomendations? I'm genuinely always on the lookout xx


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