Reading has been a pretty big passion of mine for as long as I can remember.Coming home from school and tucking into a book, usually finishing it that night, was a normal thing for me to do from a young age. Books from Glitter Girls, the The Lady Elizabeth/any book on Queen's/ people of royalty to every Jacqueline Wilson book you can think of. Over the past few years reading for pleasure has been put on the back burner as academic reading has become more important (necessary). Back in February I decided to trial Audible as audio books seemed to be a way of integrating enjoyable reading with that of the academic kind. The first book I chose was the infamous The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. And daaang can I see what all the fuss is about! Let's just say, it encouraged the purchasing of a membership. There are a couple of membership options however I opted for the one book monthly (costing £7.99) as it seemed more feasible during term times. Have you tried audio books?
Anyway, the point of this post is to introduce my love of reading into my blog as it's a good source of discussion and also a lovely way to bond with people. Another reason (underscoring the reason for starting a blog) is that I don't really have anyone to talk about books with so I thought doing this would be a nice way of sharing my thoughts on any books I've read and ones that I'm looking forward to reading. I will do this in the form of reviews and wish lists, like this one. Any feedback or suggestions on what else to do or how to improve on the ideas I have decided on are welcome and appreciated.
So onto the wish list itself. Audible has a wish list option and mine is never-ending, I currently have 19 books in there. The books on this mini wish list are the ones I am going to purchase with my next couple of credits. I think Life After Life will be my next choice and probably a more uplifting one after that. But before that I have The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman to dig my teeth into. If you're interested I am currently reading/listening to Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada. And so far so good!
Have you read any of these books or are they on your wish list? Are there any books you would recommend I read?
P.S.Yes I said dang!!