As the end of the year approaches, I realized that I have really not read much, besides the bestsellers such as Gone Girl on Girl on the Train. So I have set myself a goal to finish two book within the next… month and a half really.
After finding out where the closest Superdrug/Boots is, one of the first things that I’ve done was getting a library card. I have always loved library and the idea of being able to get almost an unlimited number of books and then return them for them to be loved time after time- such a romantic idea, right? At least for me it is.
So I went there and browsed through the fiction section and came up with four options. So if you’re looking for some nice books to read, you might get some inspiration down here:
Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
I have to admit in saying that first of all I loved the cover of this book! It’s bright, bold and simply appealing. Then, when reading a bit about the book, I could see that it’s a satire and it’s basically the story of a mother- an emotional story but told in a funny way, which is exactly what I need. Also I love strong lead female characters and it seems like Bernadette will be exactly that Another thing to mention is that it was shortlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2013 so another point there. Can’t wait to get started on this one!
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
I am not even sure what to add to this one that hasn’t already been said. This is one of those classic books that most English (and American) people had to read at school, however, in Romania, we’re more about the Latin, French writers etc so yeah, did not read this. I have this thing where I kind of feel embarrassed for not reading it yet, so I really need to get on to that ASAP. Will let you know how it goes- might write a review after.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Again, this is a book that is now 14 years old, which is crazy! I feel like I’ve read quite a lot about Zadie Smith in the last sort of 5 years or so, so I am not sure if she simply became famous only fairly recently or what. Anyway this is described as a ‘funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing – among many other things – with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.’ So yaaay for what seems to be a great book!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsione
This is part one out of a two part series which just seems super cute and an easy read that you can curl up with, with a nice cup of tea. In the description it says ‘an international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.’ I am already like awwww. I actually also got the second part of this series, however I am not sure so sure if I’ll have time to read both. But I know for a fact that I am super enthusiastic about getting started with it!
So these are the books that I am currently planning to read. What books have you been reading lately what you would recommend or have you read any of the above? Let me know in the comments