Having settled into my new job, it’s high time I got
stuck back into my reading list and got my end of year reading goal back on track.
I have a week off for half-term coming up this month of October, so I’m
counting that as opportunity to read to my heart’s content. On payday, I made a
little book order using the Amazon 3 for £10 offer and picked up some books
that I’m really excited to read.
At the moment, I’m reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth
Hogan. There has been a lot of hype around this one, and 80 pages in, I can
definitely see why. The writing style is flawlessly beautiful and I’ve really
connected with all the complex and intriguing characters. It’s nice to read a
book that reads as fluidly as this one and I haven’t found myself getting bored
or switching off whilst I’ve been reading.
A book which has been on my radar for a while now is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I have heard many things
about this one, and obviously it was recently made into a motion picture movie.
As is the case with any book to movie adaptation, I, like many Book Bloggers or
BookTubers, like to read the book before seeing the film, so buying this one
was a bit of a no-brainer really. The story follows Madeline, a young girl who
suffers from allergies so severe she cannot leave her house. A new family moves
into the empty house next door to hers and Maddy finds herself drawn to the
family’s teenage son, Olly. I’m very excited to see what all the fuss is about
regarding this book.
Another book that I’ve seen all over Bookstagram is One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus and I must admit that
this one is probably the book that I’m most looking forward to reading. The
synopsis reminds me a little of the story behind The Breakfast Club, and since The Breakfast Club is one of my
favourite films, I am really excited to start reading this book. Hopefully it
holds up to the high esteem I’ve placed it in, but quite frankly, I can’t see
why it wouldn’t.
Finally, my last choice was a bit of a spontaneous
one: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Again, I’ve seen this one
floating around, with reviews coming up all over the place on Twitter and
Instagram, but honestly, I don’t really know all that much about it. I liked
the look of the cover, and we all know my feelings toward psychological
thrillers, so it went in the basket for this month’s reading challenge. I’m
still well ahead of my Goodreads challenge, in spite of my lack of reading
prowess since my new job started, so I’m optimistic to hit my goal of reading
50 books in 2017.
What are you reading at the moment? Let me