One of my goals for this year is to read more books, and I've ambitiously set myself a target of 50 books in a year! This is probably an unrealistic target, but I'm going to try my hardest to achieve it, you can follow my Goodreads account if you want to see how
badly I'm doing. For Christmas this year I received a kindle from my mum, so that's definitely been a motivator in reading more, and a lot of the the books on my to read list are on the kindle.
I'm forever finding, and buying, books I really want to read, so as always this list is ever growing, so these are just the books I want to get stuck into at the moment. First up is:
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
After reading, and loving Cloud Atlas when I saw this book in Waterstones I immediately wanted it, especially with such a beautiful cover. Josh actually got me this for Christmas and it's probably the one I'm most excited to read. This book follows the life of Holly a teenage runaway who meets a women looking for asylum, it isn't until 'decades have past that Holly realises what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.' The story is described as a metaphysical thriler, and I think it's definitely going to be an interesting read.
The State We're In - Adele Parks
I received this e-book for free after buying another book on amazon. It's a romantic realistic story with the premise of meeting a stranger on a plane and them changing your life. A women looking for her soul-mate and a cynic who has learnt to never put his faith in others. This seems like it could be a heartwarming read, but nothing too difficult.
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
I think I've had this book for almost a year! It was actually in my previous To Read list and I never got round to reading, which is slightly shameful, especially considering I think it sounds like a really interesting read. The story is about a women who keeps being born to the same family but lives a different life each time, her choices and actions result in her living a different life and the book explores these lives.
It Started With A Kiss - Lindy Dale
Another free e-book, why would I say no?! Another Chick Lit, romantic comedy style book, this one is a shorter story so will probably be a nice easy read for when I just want something quick.
Us - David Nicholls
My mum got me this book for Christmas, and it's currently at home for me to read when I'm at home for a few days. This book is from the author of One Day, I haven't read it but I've heard great things about it, and this book has some pretty good reviews as well. The story is about a husband who is trying to save his marriage before his son leaves home by taking the family on one last holiday to bring his family back together and make his wife fall back in love with him.
The Letter - Kathryn Hughes
I purchased this e-book as it was such a good price on amazon and I wanted to add some books to my kindle. This book is about a women who finds a sealed letter in the pocket of jacket donated to a charity shop, after reading the heartfelt letter she sets out to find out what happened to the writer and the recipient. I love stories that are written about the past and this one is written about both the 70s and the 30s, so should be something I really enjoy.
Fractured - Dani AtkinsI got this book for 59p from the Kindle Store, which is such a bargain! This looks like a classic Chick Lit book, which is something I love, I like to read a variety of books, but having the option of something easy and fun to read is always good in my opinion. This is another book that is about second chances and different lives. It seems to be about two different lives of Rachel after 'the accident' one where things didn't end so well and one where things seem to be great.
The Amber Keeper - Freda Lightfoot
This book was free as part of the Amazon Prime account. Another historical book set in England in the 1960s and Russia in 1911, the story recounts Abbie's story as she seeks comfort from her Grandmother after her mothers death. We are then transported back in time through Grandmother Millie's tales of her past.
The Shock Of The Fall - Nathan FilerThis has been a book I've wanted to read for a while now, so when I saw it for £2 in the charity shop I quickly picked it up and Im excited to get into it. I love the cover and from the blurb you get very little information, which is something I both love and hate! Described as deeply moving, touching, funny, and bittersweet I think this book is going to be one I enjoy and can't put down.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldI've never really read any 'classics' but this is something I want to change, especially as a lot of them are free on kindle. I decided to start with The Great Gatsby as I loved the film and think it will be a really fun book written about an era I'm fascinated by. It's also not too long so I'll hopefully be able to read it quickly.
So it looks like I better get reading then! If you've read any of these books I'd love to hear your thoughts, or if you've got any recommendations of books I should read this year leave them in the comments. Let me know what you're reading at the moment.