Hello you lovely bunch! This post came to be when I finally gave in and decided to sort out the catastrophe that was my bedside table. It’s been a mess (for longer than I’d like to admit) of chocolate wrappers and a bunch of 20 cent pieces from my little brother who refused to pay for the chips I bought him like a reasonable person. I decided that rather than sit there and watch as each coin dropped to the floor as I push my cup onto what little surface area was left, I should probably do something about it. A quick wipe down and stashing of the coins into my purse turned into me bringing out my inner interior designer and giving it a little makeover.
I was thinking of what to put on there to give it a little style and functionality and I thought “Hey bright idea Sophie you’ve been buying more books than you know what to do with (self-control is a definite quality I lack when it comes to books) so why not put the ones you’re currently reading to good use”, and that leads us to here; me with a camera in hand taking a few too many photos of my bedside table while looking absolutely insane lying on my bed, one leg holding up the light and the other trying (and failing) to keep my balance. Instead of just putting the photos up on instagram I thought they were the perfect excuse to share with you all my current reading list, so without any further chat about me trying to channel my inner Marie Kondo let’s get into the books…
What I’m Currently Reading
Girl in Pieces – Kathleen Glasgow: I’m about half way through this book and oh my, wow, wow, wow. It is a very full on book and deals with some very triggering topics such as self harm, suicide, abuse, sexual abuse etc. I’m really taking my time with this one as
a) I don’t want it to end
b) I can only handle reading it in small chunks so I don’t completely send myself down a spiral.
But so far it’s definitely looking like a five-star read.
The Cheerleaders – Kara Thomas: I’m almost half way through this one too and so far I feel pretty meh about it. I’ve considered giving up on this one as I’m just not really connected to the story or any of the characters but I’m going to push through and hope I start to enjoy this one a bit more. It’s about a girl who’s trying to solve the death of 4 Cheerleaders and the true reason behind her sisters suicide that took place 5 years ago. It’s not that it’s a bad book by any means it just hasn’t really clicked with me so I’ll be sure to update you all of my final thoughts over on my Goodreads.
Wilde About the Girl – Louise Pentland: I’ve started this one today after finishing my re-read of Wilde Like Me last night and I can not wait to continue following Robin on her journey and see when this book takes her. I have really high expectations to this book as the first one has a special place in my heart. I just want all the coziness and I have a good feeling that’s exactly what I’ll get!!
Also quick side note.. I always used to only read one book at a time and wouldn’t start another until I finished but I’m already finding that having a few books on the go at once is really helping me find the motivation to read more!! If you’re anything like me and have the attention span of a three-year old this is a really good way to switch things up daily but still stay on track with your reading goals.
On My To Read Shelf
The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon: I picked up this absolute beast of a book the other day and I can not wait to get started on it! This is going to be a book I read over the next few months or who knows I might be completely hooked and not put it down for a week straight, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. From what I can tell it’s about a split kingdom, a bunch of dragons and a whole lot of fantasy everything. The reviews have been amazing so I’m hoping to really love this one!!
A Curse So Dark & Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer: It’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, need I say more? I can not wait for this one to arrive next week, hopefully I’ll get around to reading this one towards the end of march because as soon as I heard of it I knew it needed to be in my life ASAP.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini: This one arrived in the post yesterday and I ripped it out of the packaging as soon as I saw it in the letter box. I watched the movie for this one quite a while ago and it really helped me see a bit of light when I was in a pretty dark place so I can not wait to read the book as books tend to be better than the movie so I’m sure I’ll love it. It follows a boy who goes into a psychiatric hospital for his depression. We follow his journey there and the people he meets along the way. I loved Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford which has a similar premise so I’m dead keen to read this one after I’ve finished Girl in Pieces.
I do have quite a few more books sitting on my bookshelves to be read but I think for now this is a good list to try to work on this month. I thought I’d pop this post up tonight as a little extra for those of you who are into all things books like me, rather than next week as I’m well aware that most people probably won’t give two sh*ts about what I’m reading but for those of you who do here you go!! I’m also going to be putting up a big book haul towards the end of the month when all the books I’ve ordered have arrived so most of these will be included in that too.
Thanks for reading as always, sending you all my love.