Sunday, 4 January 2015

Currently reading: #1

Every couple of months from now on I'll be sharing with you what books I've currently got on the go or plan to be reading in the very near future. If I get on well with them I'll put full reviews together, but I think this is a great way to present my initial thoughts on a book and motivate myself to finish them a bit quicker!


Yes Please by Amy Poehler - Since I received this booked as a Christmas gift everything else has taken a back seat. I am worryingly obsessed with this woman since discovering and marathoning all six seasons of Parks and Recreation - my favourite TV show in a long, long time. This book is part memoir, part advice, part rambling and is perfect for dipping in and out of. So far it's been funnier than I expected, but also touching, honest and incredibly well written. Hat's off to you Ms Poehler!

We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - I started this a little while ago but have been too busy to sit down and finish it. I already know the ending thanks to a spoiler filled review I read on the Guardian website, but I'd still recommend it. The narrator, Rosemary, is left a seemingly only child at a young age after her 'twin' sister Fern disappears, and her teenage brother also ups and leaves. This novel tackles family politics, science and serious plot twists.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - A more unusual choice but I am currently revisiting the Buddhist way of thinking. I studied the practice at A level and it really rang true, but going back to Hermann Hesse's simple retelling of the core Buddha story is helping me focus and gain prospective once more.

What are you reading right now?


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