Another month, another book list. So it has come to be expected that I always be one book behind. The book that has been left behind is Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. I did start to read it but truth be told, my mind was just not in a learning state when I picked it up.
I loved Eat. Nourish. Glow. it wasn't anything groundbreaking, although I did find the information about gluten interesting as I didn't really know why there was this sudden gluten free craze. The book just really made me remember how important wholesome food is and since then I've really been trying to incorporate more veg into my meals. If you want a light yet informative approach to healthy eating I would really recommend this book. The next book I read was Brick Lane, this book was okay. It follows a female character from Bangladesh who moves to England, Brick Lane to be precise. There's a story but it's just not my kind of story. This book is one of those I can appreciate for the cultural theme that runs through it, but not much happens if I'm honest. It is interesting to see how the UK might be viewed from those who have just moved here. This book did make me want to see more of London though, so I definitely have to visit Brick Lane this summer (nope I've never been). The final book I read was Dare Me, I have mixed feelings about this book the suspense it created with what happened just wasn't enough for me, I didn't particularly care for what happened or the big reveal. I was mainly interested in the cheer leading and the almost warrior style approach the book displayed towards it. The darkness of the characters and I guess the darkness of teenage girls was also something that really interested me. This book had such a great theme of intensity running though it and it was very electrifying at times.
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - I heard so much about this book last year, it was everywhere. I of course had a list to get through but now I'm finally read to get my fingers stuck into a long story. I've heard that this is a bit slow to start off with, so no doubt I'll be extremely bored to start off with but I'm looking forward to it. I actually remember being told by someone that the book is good they just don't like reading it because it's too hard to hold it with one hand whilst commuting. So the book has always stuck in my head because of that. I know the plot of this book briefly and it sounds interesting, not my usual thing , but because it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014, yeah I'm a sucker.
When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan - I got this after reading about it in the Stylist magazine but truth be told I'm not sure why I actually wanted to read it. I had it sitting my my 'save for later' basket and then it came up on Amazon Daily Deals so I quickly snapped it up for £0.99.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - As part of my whole reading books about depression I had this in my 'save for later' basket, so when it came to picking some books to read I decided this seemed like a good one for this month. It's written by the same guy who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I haven't read the book but I love the film, so I'm interested to see how I'll find this book.
Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss - This is on the list again because I do want to read it, and quite frankly I need to read it.
So that's it. I'm really hoping that I get through all of these books these months, however I do know that The Goldfinch is quite a hefty book to get through.