7 November 2016

A Book Wishlist

What I'd put into my basket right now if I had the chance...

I'm waiting for the day when I'm completely free of Uni (so, 4 days) when I can finally make a Book Depository order and get my reading on! I haven't had my head in a book for a little while so I'm going to absolutely relish it over summer and my Europe trip in December. There's a little bit of everything here, from a classic to contemporary & beyond.

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanne Shapton
After listening to Dawn O'Porter's podcast Get it On all about what people wear and why, the prospect of this book sounded wonderful. It's all about how the clothes we put on define and shape our lives, and how talking about what we wear can be a deeper subject. Women such as Tavi Gevinson, Lena Dunham, Roxane Gay and Molly Ringwald feature in this book, so if that's anything to go by... As Dawn O'Porter emphasises in her podcast, I think it's so wonderful how personal style can become something so empowering and fun.

Not Working by Lisa Owens
The books I've found to read all apparently emerge from podcasts, because I heard about this book from Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma Gannon when she interviewed Lisa Owens, who is a writer and was once an editor for a publishing company. In the podcast she talked about how she wanted to write about an adult relationship where for once the two participants weren't unhappy in their marriage. This book is fiction, but Lisa draws inspiration from her own life where she found she was confused about what exactly she wanted to do with her life. In this book Claire quits her job in order to discover what it is she really wants to do.

Emma by Jane Austen
I promise I don't just want to read this book because the title is my name and it has a pretty cover... I've been itching to read some classics and overall widen my reading sphere a little. I've read about a third of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, but that's just about all I've read in the classics section. I find that there's something so romantic and cozy about reading books set in this time and I do love a period drama on Netflix. If anyone has other recommendations for classics maybe like this one I'd love to know?

London Belongs to Us by Sarra Manning
After Hannah Witton recommended this in her latest favourites video, I really want to get this because it sounds right up my street. Basically from what I can gather, the main character Sunny goes on an adventure/mission across London after she finds out her boyfriend has cheated on her - and it all happens in a 12 hour period. I'm going to London at the start of next year so this would probably be really nice to read to learn a little bit more about London, I'm assuming.

Do you like the sound of any of these, or have you read any of them?



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