The past 4 days have been freezing to the point where I have worn flannelette pyjamas to bed every night. Yes, every night! I love that the weather is getting cooler because it means that there is more cuddle weather, cosy evenings and multiple cups of tea everyday. Seasons come and go which reminds me that with each season gone, there is less life to live. Morbid, yet true.
I feel that I have more down time indoors during winter which means I can tick more books off my reading list. I also have a few new books that were kindly loaned to me by a friend and some books that I want to re-read that I thought I would share with you as reading is my favourite activity for cosy evenings inside.
The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriaty I love to read a good novel before bed and usually I don’t venture outside the small collection of novel authors that I am super loyal to. However, this book is a NY Times best seller and a friend also recommended it so I am excited to give it a try.
Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult I want to say that this is my favourite book, ever. Before reading this, I had read a few of Jodi’s books however none of them had me hooked like this one. Leaving Time is the book that turned me into a huge Jodi Picoult fan. I kept seeing the advertisement for this book on a bus stop near my work when it first came out and without looking at the description on the back, I went to Dymocks and purchased the book. I had finished the book within a few days of purchasing it and it had so many elements to it that I love. A psychic, a detective, a ghost and elephants which are my favourite large animal. I will definitely be reading this again over the cooler months.
They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter, by Wesley Lowery Wesley is a reporter for the Washington Post and this book brings you up to date about the racial injustices in America since slavery and how police violence sparked a political movement. I have been interested in the black lives matter movement since it became big on social media and to be honest, I feel incredibly ignorant that I didn’t know as much about the injustices until social media picked up the movement. We don’t know what we don’t know however, I also feel that I was quite ignorant because I have white skin and racism has never impacted me. Since reading Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult I have become aware of some of the privileges awarded to me because I have white skin and I want to learn more about racism and privilege as well as hear first hand stories of those who have encountered racism. I believe it is a topic worth reading and talking about.
#Girlboss, by Sophia Amoruso I read this when it first came out and it is quite motivating. It has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since and seeing as I want to get my hustle on this year, I figure I should read it again.
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, By Ransom Riggs Even though these are young adult books, I really enjoy them. There are no adult fiction books that take you into a magical world like these. I rapidly read the first book before the movie came out and I haven’t yet read the two remaining books however I can’t wait to dive into them and finish the trilogy.
There you have it, five books I’ll be reading over the cooler months.