My Reading List

Thursday, 23 February 2017

In an attempt to get back in the reading game, whilst also clearing out my books, I caved in and bought myself a kindle.

For such a long time I have been putting off purchasing one of these little gadgets. But I'm a serial book hoarder and my collection was getting way to out of control and too large for the size of my room. Seriously, I was stacking them on the floor at one point.

Currently Reading
The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, by Christopher Hibbert
After watching Medici: Master of Florence on Netflix, I became OBSESSED with the Medici family and immediately looked into books about their history. I'm a massive fan of history and so far am finding this book really insightful.

Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks
Ahh Birdsong. I started reading this just before I started university way back in 2010. Aaand due to my party lifestyle, I somewhat lost the time for my books and Birdsong was left collecting dust in my uni room. That being said, up until going to uni, this was a book that I just couldn't put down and am definitely going to be finishing this soon!

The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
This one was a recommendation from my dad. He's really into his fantasy books and we often have the same taste in films and books, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but am already hooked.

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
I have actually attempted this read previously, but struggled to get my head around it. Following the TV series that came out (which I haven't watched yet), I was inspired to give this one another go. I'm not too far into it just yet, but man is it a good one!

A Place of Greater Safety, by Hilary Mantel
Another book by Mantel, this book takes place during the French Revolution. So if you're into your history like I am, this may be a good one for you to try.

Girl at the Lion d'Or, by Sebastian Faulks
Girl at the Lion d'Or is a love story and the introduction suckered me into adding it to my wishlist. After what I have read in Birdsong, I'm definitely up for giving this one a read.

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
I mean, this is a classic that I am embarrassed I haven't got round to reading yet! I guess I always thought it was one I'd eventually pick up, but still never have.

The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The prequel to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books. An absolute must read, if my Dad's recommendations are anything to go by, which they usually are.

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
I'm sure most of you know what The Hobbit is about. It was actually written as a children's book, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth the read.

I know my collection isn't massive at the moment. I had way more books than I currently have on my kindle, but I'm trying to pace myself and not get overexcited or overwhelmed with another enormous collections of reads that I probably won't read.

What books are you excited to start reading? Let me know in the comment section.



  1. These are all amazing picks! This reminds me I need to start making time to read a good book - it's a great way to escape and we need that in today's world. To Kill A Mocking Bird is one of my favorites I highly recommend reading it. Thanks for sharing this post.


    1. It's definitely one of the ones I'm going to be buying next, I really need to read it

  2. Wow loving these choices! Birdsong sounds lovely, I definitely have the same problem with hoarding books but I've always been one to read them in print. Enjoy the reading, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    My Lovelier Days

    1. It is such an amazing and emotional book, you should give it a try if you find the time. Ah, you can't beat reading in print, it makes the whole idea of reading so much more enjoyable

  3. I love reading and I'm trying to read more! I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird either, but it's on my "to read" list, which seems to be growing longer and longer. I need to start using my Kindle for reading. It's gathering dust since I love having actual books, but it does get very hard finding space to store them all.

    Nida | Caked To The Nines


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