January 11, 2013 in Lifestyle
Something I don’t often talk about is how much of a book nerd I am. I absolutely love reading. I love the feeling of getting lost in a book. Soaking up every last word and my imagination pouring it back out to me as if I’m watching a movie.
If we are talking novels, I’m your typical ‘chicklit’ kinda gal. But I also love biography’s, reading someone’s story and feeling like you are chatting with them over a coffee. And it’s a little dorky, but I love ‘how to’ type books: cooking, cleaning, home keeping, fashion, beauty, parenting, relationships, anything that promises to give me knowledge to do things a little better.
Usually before the start of each Summer, I pile up a list of books I want to read. This Summer I read two books and that is it (you’ll find reviews of those coming up on Sassi Sam next week) so instead, I’ve put a Summer Reading List for you just to take some inspiration from when you’re looking for your next read.
I’ve read this book more times than I can count. I find Roxy incredibly talented and her writing is witty, easy to read and enjoyable. With a Jazzy Lou sequel in the making, if you haven’t read Strictly Confidential yet now is the perfect time!
Remember what I said about loving ‘how to’ books? Well this is the bible when it comes to home keeping. Want to know the best way to get a stain out? Martha has the answer in this book. Need some home organisation tips? Martha can sort that out. Daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal cleaning to do lists? Martha has done them for you – just photocopy and stick them on the fridge!
This is my favourite book from the Shopaholic series. Sophie Kinsella is a brilliant writer and Becky Bloomwood is one of my favourite fictional characters.
This is a wish list book that I have snuck in. Penguin are launching a collection of ‘pink’ books in March (available for pre-order now) and donating $1 from each sale to the McGrath Foundation. Can’t beat a classic story and a worthy cause!
You may remember that I reviewed Skinnydipping a little while back. It’s a hilarious book with a highly loveable character and a fun, easy to read story line. I’m hoping there will be a sequel!
What’s making your reading list lately? Do you have a few ‘all time’ favourite books?