24 September 2015

Reading List #3

I feel like I've been in a bit of a reading funk for a while. I haven't read many books over the last couple of months and often I find myself starting and not finishing a book because I'm just 'too busy'. Of course, this is utter nonsense because I could fit in an hour of reading before bed each night, but most of the time watching Netflix is easier. I'm hoping I'll get back into reading soon, and I have the summer holidays approaching so I'll have loads of time to get stuck into many books. Anyway... here's a pile of books I've borrowed from the library and hopefully I've get through most of them.

1. Am I Normal Yet? By Holly Bourne: This was released in August, so it's Holly Bourne's most recent venture into the world of novels. I have really liked reading the two other books from her so I expect I'll like this one too. I'm actually reading this one at the moment, and in short it's about a girl who has OCD. I find I'm comparing it to Finding Audrey a bit, which I really enjoyed. I like this one so far, so I'll see how it goes!

2. Lobsters By Tom Allen and Lucy Ivison: This one seems like the perfect summer beach read. It's labelled "A socially awkward love story" on the front cover. I heard about this book through Hayley's blog and she gave it a really good review + rating so I thought I'd give it a go. This might be the perfect book to get me out of this funk.

3. Paperweight By Meg Haston: Paperweight is a book about eating disorders, so I'm guessing this will be a somewhat heavy read (no pun intended... oh my). I don't know much about this book because I literally hate spoilers, so it's not like I've read all the reviews about it or any other books. I like going into books with an open mind, so I'll see how this one fares out.

4. The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins: Oh yes. It's that book everyone was talking about a few months ago. I requested it from the library and it originally had probably a couple hundred requests on it before me. I finally have it, so hopefully it will be a good one. This is a thriller type book from my understanding, so I'm excited to read something more page turning than the romances I've been reading lately.

5. The Opposite of Loneliness By Marina Keegan: So this one has been a bit of a fail already because I read a couple of the essays/stories in the book and then had to take it back to the library because it was overdue. I might pick this up again at some stage, but for now I guess it's just not meant to be. You can read more about what the book is about by following the link, but from what I read I quite liked the first couple stories Marina wrote.

What have you been reading lately? Got any tips for getting out of a reading slump?

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