Happy world book day! A day designed to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and of course, reading. My teacher friends tell me that there will be a lot of dressing up as fictional characters going on; for me I’ll be at work but hoping to have a read when I get into bed tonight. Go on – who would you dress up as today? I might have opted for Matilda, she’s so cool.
To celebrate the day I wanted to share with you 5 books I plan to read this year. My lovely family gifted me with these over Christmas, Valentine’s and my birthday. I’ve already started reading The Shock of the Fall.
5 books to read in 2015
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – one of the biggest books of last year, I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype.
- The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer – the 2013 Costa book of the year, I like that I don’t know anything about this book.
- #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso – I’m all for a bit of female empowerment and I’ve seen a few creatives talking about this one recently.
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler – I love Amy and I love Leslie Knope.
- The Complete Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers – A couple of years back I saw a documentary about P. L. Travers and, as well as seeing Saving Mr. Banks, I’m curious about the original stories.
Oh, and my favourite book of all time? Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
If you’re interested in expanding your reading horizons in 2015 I’ve sourced a few articles I think you might like:
- The Stylist recently reported on the shortlist for the best novels from the last 20 years – with some of my favourites included (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Atonement, for a start).
- Sophie at The Private Life of a Girl shared her favourite 50 books this time last year – how many have you read? Shamefully I’ve only read 5 – and there are a lot of classics in this list!
- For something a bit different, Heather at Growing Spaces recently spoke about books that are helping her find a way to a happier home – think decluttering and generally creating a calmer space. Helen Russell’s book is now on my wishlist.
- Don’t forget to visit the World Book Day website too!
Next week I’ll be sharing my next book review – but catch up on my previous book reviews over here.
What are you reading at the moment?