Over the festive holiday I discovered a handful of fabulous blogs via Instagram and Pinterest. I actually think these two are modern day versions of Alice in Wonderland as I often fall down the rabbit hole into a pretty world of newly discovered blogs and websites. Anyway one of the blogs I found was Circle Of Pine Trees. I love the simplistic design, the typewriter font and the writing style of it's creator, Laura. Yesterday she posted about wanting to read more this year and decided to create a regular feature on her blog to share the books she reads. I related to this post so much, also being a English Literature graduate, having previously lost days under a pile of fantastic storytelling. But like Laura finding time to read the many books I have in my Amazon wishlist or loaded onto my iPad I loved the idea of commiting to reading one book a month. Surely even in my busy life I could manage this. I have already decided this year to cut back on my magazine reading to make time for more book reading, so of course I decided to join Laura in this mission.
Quickly reacting to the great response for this challenge, Laura has created a badge (see in my sidebar) and a group on Goodreads for us to share and chat about whatever we have chosen to read. Unlike a bookclub we each choose our own book, with no restrictions on choice. So for this month I have chosen to read Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders, one of the funniest ladies ever, of course with Dawn French in that Top 5 too. I tend to only read autobiographies of people I like or am interested in so am really looking forward to reading Bonkers.
Are you a bookworm or looking to make sure you read more this year? Find out more about The Year in Books here. I will be sharing my book choices here each month and look forward to discovering new writers and indulging in my favourites too.
Until next time, take care.