My Current Reading List

My Current Reading List

Sometimes I pick up a book, start reading it, and then life happens and I just don’t finish it. Then another book will strike my fancy and the whole cycle starts again.

One of the new habits I’m trying to pick up is to read daily, and actually finish the books I’m reading.

So today I thought I’d share my current reading list with you guys and maybe something catches your eye you’d like to add to your own list.

Physical Fiction Books

  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – I read this book after watching the Netflix series, which I enjoyed and highly recommend. In the book, I loved how Nell’s character change was a smooth transition that was barely noticeable from one page to the next but was significant by the end.
  • The Turn of The Screw by Henry James – The creators of the Netflix show “The Haunting of Hill House” announced that season 2 would be based on Bly Manor, where this book takes place. I must admit that I struggled somewhat reading this one. The story is good but the writing is so old fashioned (1898) that I found myself only able to read a few pages at a time. I did feel a little let down by the ending, though. I think it was finished in a way that lets the readers guess what really happened, but I still feel it ended rather abruptly.
  • Mistaken Identity by Lisa Scottoline – I was lent this book by a friend months ago and got about a third of the way through before life got in the way. I can’t remember what’s been happening so I’ll start this one from the beginning. It’s a murder mystery with an identity crisis of the protagonist thrown in. It does have that overdone “long lost twin” scenario, which I despise, but I’ll give it a go.
  • The Fellowship of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of The King and The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien – I love the films and these have been on my “to read” list for as long as I can remember.

 

Physical Non-Fiction Books

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k and Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight – I have read both of these books, but my life is so different now and heading in new and unknown directions, so I think a re-read would be beneficial. Plus, I don’t really think I paid that close attention when I read them before. 😬
  • You are a Badass by Jen Sincero – I see people raving about this book left-right-and-centre, so when I spotted it at a discounted price I saw that as a sign from the universe to pick it up. This is one that I’m looking forward to reading, but I don’t feel ready for it yet. There are so many things going on in my life right now and I’m not sure what I want for my future at the moment, but when I feel a bit more stable I feel like this book will be truly life-changing.
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo – Yep, I’m one of those people. I have read these books before and gone through the process, but as I’m entering a new stage in my life I feel like I want to revisit them. I know, I know, it’s supposed to be a one-time thing, but we’re humans. We adapt, we grow, we change, our lives change, our families change. So I think if you want to do it again, there’s nothing to stop you.
  • The Little Book of Hyyge by Meik Wiking – This read is more for reference and guidance. I want to implement some of the Hyyge-vibes into my home this year.
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson – I’m just very intrigued by the concept and want to learn more.

Digital Non-Fiction Books

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – This is one of those books that I started, put down, and then never got round to picking it up again. This another one I’ve heard great things about so I really want to finish it.
  • The Joy of Less by Francine Joy – Can you tell there’s a bit of a theme going on here?
  • Stuffocation by James Wallman – Yep, definitely a theme!
  • You Do You by Sarah Knight – I’ve enjoyed her other books so when this one was recommended to me it went straight on my list.

 

Ebook Reading Apps I Use

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Audible
  • Google Play Books
  • I also signed up at BookBub who send me daily deals of books I might be interested in.

Have you read any of these books? Would you recommend them?

Share with us below what’s on your current reading list.

Elimy  x

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