Thursday, 20 April 2017

My to-read list

I seem to be getting a bit more reading done lately, probably due to all the long bus rides to uni, and I'm loving it. So I decided to plan out my next 5 reads - you can expect to see some reviews in the not too distant future!

One I've started reading, but haven't yet finished as I couldn't take it out of the uni library (long and frustrating story) is After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry. What I've read so far is AMAZING and surreal and confusing in the best way, and lovely and beautifully written and nice. So far, it's just a nice book and I can't wait to read the rest of it.

My mum is a huge fan of Victoria Hislop, and she's leant me The Sunrise which I'm so looking forward to reading - it's about Famagusta, an abandoned city in Cyprus that was once home to 40,000 people. They all fled when the city was invaded by the Turkish army, and if you know me you know I'm a history nerd and I love reading about wars and real life events and stuff.

At #CarnLIVal last weekend, we had a talk from the gorgeous Deborah Morgan and she'd brought with a few copies of her debut novel, Disappearing Home, which is set in Liverpool and revolves around a little girl who's parents force her to steal. I can tell this is going to be heartbreaking to read!

I first heard about Hilary Mantel a while back because someone in the English department of my uni did her PHD about her - but I've never read any Hilary Mantel myself, so when I saw The Giant, O'Brien at a second hand book store I snapped it up. I featured this in a giant book haul on youtube ageeees ago and still haven't got round to reading it - but I will soon!

Last but not least is Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada which is set in Nazi Germany and therefore obviously something I am dying to read - my dissertation was a piece of fiction set in Nazi Germany, so I'm always interested to read what everyone else has written about it!

What's on your to read list?

1 comment:

  1. Alone in Berlin is one of my favourite pieces of War Fiction - you'll love it! X