During lockdown, I rekindled my love of reading and read some amazing books - 'Where the Crawdads Sing', an absolutely phenomenal read, a real life changing book for me, was just one of them. I also indulged in heavier reads because I had the head space for it. I'll be honest, in the first half term back after the summer I didn't pick up a single book for pleasure. The books I had on my list to read were, again, books that require a lot of head space to consume and it was putting me off. So last week, I picked up 'Where the Crawdads Sing' and I'm reading it again. It is unlocking the feelings of calm and enjoyment I experienced when I read it earlier in the year, recapturing the comforting world I entered when I picked it up for the first time.
Books can act as an escape and provide us with moments we can savour in a different world through words that inspire us, challenge us and educate us.
What are you reading at the moment?
Below is a list of the most current reads I have enjoyed in case you're after any recommendations. Enjoy! Carve out some time for you and enjoy a book to switch off. x
Books I have read recently and enjoyed:
Colour coded: MUST READS 5 STARS, GREAT READS 4 STARS, EASY READS 3-3.5 STARS,
- Where the Crawdad's Sing by Delia Owen
- Eleanor Olephant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
- The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
- Believe me by JP Delaney
- Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
- The Couple Next Door by Shari LApena
- The Girl Before by JP Delaney
- Lies by TM Logan
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides