My Current Reading List

With the darker night’s drawing in, a winter weekend away and a lovely break over Christmas I thought there was no better time to review my reading list and purchase some books to keep me company! Below are my top picks to keep you company while cuddled up on the sofa!

img_5022The Power – Naomi Alderman

This book focuses on a parallel universe where women are all-powerful, with the ability to electrocute anyone with a flick of their fingers. This story is follows women from different walks of life and how they handle the power.

 

 

 

 

img_5026The Wonder – Emma Donoghue

A story about an 11 year old who stops eating one day, but remains alive and well. A thriller influenced by numerous European and North American cases of ‘fasting girls’ between the sixteenth century and the twentieth. I can’t wait to read about the fate of the girl and its effects on the nurse sent to care for her and the journalist who is desperate for a story.

 

 

 

img_5023All We Shall Know – Donal Ryan

This story focuses on Melody, who is pregnant with one of her students babies, while married to someone else. While struggling with her life decisions she meets Mary, a traveller women who knows more about Melody than she is letting on. This looks like a book with emotional highs and lows, I can’t wait to find out more.

 

 

 

img_5024Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard

A story about growing up and friendships trying to stand the test of time – this book focuses on Cady and Rosie, one inseparable now growing up and going in different directions after the introduction of a new girl into the mix – Suzanne. Having had some experience with bad influence friends and growing into the people you are due to become and its effect on friendships I am looking forward to reading this books take on it.

img_5025Another Day in the Death of America – Gary Younge

So bear with me – this book is not reflective of the recent news articles post Trump although may act as a terrifying foresight. On one day in America – 10 kids, aged from 9 – 19, are innocently shot dead and nothing makes the news. Younge picks this day to speak with families to build a sobering picture of the reality of youth and guns in modern day America – not the lightest of reads but an important topic.

So, those are the books which will be keeping my busy this winter, I can’t wait to write some reviews for these and share my thoughts with you. If you have any good reads on the list – please share them below!

Until next time

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