Normally at the beginning of the month I do a round-up of what I’ve read but in all honesty, September was a rubbish month for reading. I managed half a book during my travels to Budapest but haven’t had the time to finish it which is annoying. Therefore I couldn’t really do a reading roundup so I decided to instead talk about some of the books I have been meaning to read for ages but haven’t got round to. The aim is that these five books will be the next five I pick up to read, keep your fingers crossed for me.
Mad About The Boy- Helen Fielding
This is the third Bridget Jones book and while it doesn’t follow the story of the third movie it does have the Bridget character older (and perhaps wiser) in it. I have had this book since it came out almost three years ago and still haven’t managed to read it so this is the year. I won’t spoil the storyline of the book which I gauged from the synopsis but it features a 51-year-old Bridget, so much older than the one we saw in Bridget Jones’ Baby.
The Dating Game – Lucy Watson
When I bought this book I had no idea Lucy was from Made in Chelsea but I love reading books about people’s dating experiences. This is about Lucy’s experiences of cheaters, public betrayals, scandals and break-ups and it’s all about 21st century dating. The Dating Game is designed to talk about rules and tips for first dates and talks a lot about online dating which I think will be fascinating to read.
The One Plus One- Jojo Moyles
I bought this book around the same time that I bought Me Before You and as I enjoyed that duo of books I am sure that I’ll enjoy this one. I really like Jojo’s style of writing and seeing as it’s been a number one bestseller it seems like a winner. It focus’ on Jess Thomas who is running around with two jobs trying to raise two children when she means Ed who has made a silly mistake. It’s probably going to be a predictable book where the pair get together at the end but sometimes you need an easy read.
Fuck Feelings: Less Obsessing, More Living – Dr Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennett
The first few lines when you read a synposis of this book is “Heartbroken? Horrible boss? Confidence crisis? Rubenesque body? Anxious? Lonely? The solution is to find out what’s bothering you and change it, right? Sorry lady. WRONG”. This is such a refreshing thing to read as it isn’t possible to suddenly just sart loving yourself or changing. The book has been written by a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and his comedian daughter so it will be interesting to read both sides of why people overthink and how to cope with what life throws at you. I always worry too much and sometimes concentrate too much on feelings so hopefully this book will give me some good insights.
Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
I used to exclusively read fiction books and I am now starting to branch out into more of a selection of books and with my obsession with Alice in Wonderland I picked up this book at the British Library when the Alice exhibition came along. The world surrounding Alice and how she was based on a real girl really fascinates me and I’d love to know more about how the concept of wonderland came about.