I’ve always been told I have too many books, ever since I can remember. I don’t know what this phrase means…it makes no sense to me. Too many books?! Impossible!
I recently decided I had too little space to store my beautiful collection of books, so decided to pass some on to charity in the hope that others would enjoy them as much as I had. Even if they just enjoyed the look of them on their shelves…which I must admit was the case with me for some of them!
Having a mini clear out meant that I could have a better look at the books I still have on my ‘to read’ list. The books that have been neglected since having my child two years ago. It’s only the past year that I have got back into reading, and only really the past six months or so that I have regularly dedicated time to it like I used to. I lost track when I had a newborn, because I was so tired all the time and it became routine to veg out in front of the TV or blindly scroll through Facebook on my phone.
Having a mini clear out has also meant that I have made space for new books. Woo!
There are many books I have on my shelves now that I still want to read or want to re-read. Here is a list of the 10 books at the top!
Pax -Sara Pennypacker
Found it in my local Waterstones recently when I made the most of being child free. Something about it grabbed my attention and made me buy it.
The Power – Naomi Alderman
Ditto above! I am a massive fan of Margaret Atwood, so anything that gets a thumbs up from her I am interested in reading.
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Something I have been meaning to read for a long time. Found it at my local charity shop and just had to buy it.
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
I haven’t seen the film, because I got told to read the book first – and I intend to!
The Crimson Petal and the White – Michel Faber
I watched a BBC mini series of this, and fell in love with it. I’ve been wanting to read the book ever since…so couldn’t resist when I saw it in the charity shop.
A Tiny Bit Marvellous – Dawn French
Because Dawn French. Enough said.
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
A book my Dad has lent me. I keep seeing snippets of the film, but haven’t watched it all the way through. Looking forward to reading the book.
A Song For Tomorrow – Alice Peterson
Not the kind of book I would usually go for, but I was given it as a present. Might be nice to have a bit of a change!
Alias Grace – Margaret Attwood
I have had this on my bookshelf for so long, but have never really been in the right frame of mind to read it. I need to stop putting it off though, because it is one I am really looking forward to!
The Black Book – Ian Rankin
This book came highly recommended by someone that I know has good taste. I have a fondness for crime novels but don’t often read them.
What’s your favourite book? Let me know below! I might even add it to my ever growing list!