Thursday is National Read A Book Day, so naturally I'm sharing Three Books I've Read Recently for #ReadABookDay .
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I've made a big point of making time for reading. I've also promised myself I'll read one non-fiction book a month. That for me, usually means an adventure book or a productivity book. Every now and then dipping into psychology and mental health related reading as well. I like to read non-fiction to learn. I love to learn. I always have done. I never lost that feeling from school. I also love reading to switch off. I never feel guilty when I'm reading. It is a different thing all together from watching a series on Netflix for me. I shut off, I go into the world of the book and I come out feeling great.
I'm always on the lookout for new titles to add to my to read list, so please do share on social media (the links are at the bottom of the post!)
Here are three books I've read recently.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami.
I love short stories - especially as a lot of the reading I do is right before bed. They're perfect little bite sized chunks. I have loved Murakami's writing since I first found out about him and this new one didn't let me down.
The Moor: A Journey Into The English Wilderness by William Atkins.
I'm still reading this, but I am really enjoying it. I picked it up a while back and kept meaning to read it. After my Dartmoor trip, I picked it straight up and have been dipping in and out, learning about the lay of the [moor]land.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
This was the first time I ever just trusted a bestsellers list and bought this on a whim. This has been one of my favourite books I've read all year.
You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Here are three books on my TO READ list.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Adventures in the Ordinary by Rebecca Front.
- The Last Wilderness: A Journey Into Silence by Neil Ansell.
I like to buy books from independent bookshops and charity shops where possible. If you’re looking to buy books online both indiebound.org and hive.co.uk are great options otherwise just hit the streets in search of your local book shop.
What are three books you have read and enjoyed recently? I'd love some recommendations!