Following on from my review of my favourite books of 2014; today’s post is a run down of (some of) the books on my reading list for 2015.
I am one of those people that cannot walk past a bookshop without going in ‘just for a browse’ and walking out with at least one book (normally 2 or 3, let’s be honest) to add to the stack of books on the bedside cabinet. It’s already so high that it almost blocks the light from my bedside lamp! So it is probably safe to say that this isn’t a comprehensive list and there will be additions over the year – another 11 books with my book group; for a start!
On my list currently, in no order of preference, are:
The Bookshop Book – Jen Campbell
How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan (January’s book group read)
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
Late Fragments – Kate Gross
Yes Please – Amy Poehler
The stand-outs for me from the list above are ‘How to be a Woman’, which I’m halfway through now and loving; and ‘Late Fragments’ which I bought after listening to a Woman’s Hour interview with the author’s mother. Kate Gross was a charity CEO, who died on Christmas Day last year after a battle with colon cancer. The interview really caught my attention – her mother spoke so openly about her achievements, her illness and her approach to her terminal illness, and Kate sounded like such a brilliant figure. When I got home from work that day I immediately ordered the book.
I can think of many others I would like to read as well – Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey……so many books, so little time!! I would love to develop a little reading nook in our house this year as well – we’ll see what James will let me get away with 😉
I suppose I had better go and get settled with one of these beauties, then – I have a lot to get through!