February, is maybe my least favourite month. The flat has been the coldest space I’ve ever lived in and the most expensive to heat. I’m constantly picking up new blankets/scarves/hats to keep me and T warm. Knitting is definitely going to help with that. Today I have a book haul for you.
I might make this a monthly thing – books I intend to devour through that month and any bookish purchases I’ve made. Let me know if it is of interest. Let’s dig in shall we.
Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Baby I’ve been waiting to read this book for months. I adore Sue Perkins. She’s a brilliant lady with a sense of humour that sits very close to my own. At the moment I’m a little obsessed with documentaries, especially memoir style documentaries. If you sign into my Netflix it is full of sports documentaries that I’ve been binge watching. But bookwise – it’s going to be fekking cool feminists. Like Perkins. I’ll let you know how it goes.
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
“A beautiful, funny and heart-wrenching story of love, brokeness and the purest form of bravery: giving in and asking for help.”
I think books that deal with real issues will be the foundation of my reading during 2017. I’ve felt drawn to autobiographical novels but books with real issues is where I want to expand my reading during 2K17. Toten’s books tend to revolve around a real-life problem. Something that can teach something to all of us and I’m looking forward to learning more. The sometimes crippling insecurities of OCD could be a good place to start.
1000 Life Hacks by Dan Grabham
“Clever Ways to make your life easier at home, work and play.”
There is definitely a theme here. Life hacks have taken over the Internet this year and now I have a handy book full of exactly a 1000 of them. There are hacks for fashion, food, fitness DIY and home cleaning hacks. Some you’ll know – like frozen grapes cool but don’t water down wine. Everyone know’s that one. But, the cleaning hacks are brill. Who knew you could do so much with bi-carb. I’m probably going to read this cover to cover – so I’ll link ya.
The Girl with the lower back tattoo by Amy Schumer
2016 was a tough year. I think we could all agree with that. Trump, brexit, Sainsbury’s discontinuing their chicken and sweetcorn soup. It’s been a toughie. I was going to buy Lena Dunham’s biography but – we all know the story there. Instead I thought I would explore the life of Amy Schumer who to this point I’ve found pretty goddamn funny. Wanted to start 2017 off with a giggle.
Interesting one this one. I went for an interview with the publishers of this said book. It was an incredible experience and although I guttingly didn’t get the job I did get a book to read on the way home. I’ve yet to pick it up but this month it’s on my radar to get finished.
February is shaping up to be a good reading month. What’s on your list?