Last year I vowed to read more and eagerly took part in Laura at Circle of Pine Trees project, The Year in Books. This seemed like a wonderful way to make sure I read regularly again, but also connected with other bibliophiles, sharing our love of reading and discovering even more books to read. Without the pressure of a book club, all reading the same book, each of us chose our own books, writing each month about these and then sharing these via Laura's linky. So now I am thinking ahead to this year and will again be taking part in The Year in Books and I know that Laura has plans to expand on last years success, by adding monthly twitter chats and maybe even a month where we can read the same book if we want to join in.
Obviously the next eleven weeks for me will be filled with dissertation research and writing, but I still plan to read fiction, every night before I go to sleep. I am currently two thirds through 'How To Fall in Love' by one of my favourites, Cecelia Ahern. This is a truly wonderful page turner, with intrinsic detail to the underlying story aswell as what is written on the page. Learning to live and love life again the characters are believable and I truly hope that they find happiness in the final chapters.
Thankfully Santa has added to my increasing reading pile, with Cecelia Ahern's latest 'The Year I Met You', the much anticipated 'Us' by David Nicholls and then Markus Zusak's 'The Book Thief'. Now I know I am a little late to the party with the last one, but I am really looking forward to reading this. As for 'Us' I am a little apprehensive as 'One Day' is one of my favourite books of the past decade, so I shall cross my fingers and hope it doesn't disppoint. Another addition to our bookshelves here this Christmas was a beautiful Folio edition of my all time favourite book, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The joys of being married to a vintage and antique bookseller!
So what will I read next? I think it will be 'Us'. How about you, what is next on your reading list? For more inspiration, or to join in the fun, visit Circle of Pine Trees to find out more about The Year in Books.
Until next time, take care.