Autumn calls for books and blankets! To me, there’s nothing better than curling up on a chilly afternoon, milky coffee in hand, getting lost with my nose in a good book. I have a whole heap of books stacked inside my coffee table, so plenty to choose from. I’ve always enjoyed reading, especially from a young age, I love that you can transport to another world. I try and read before bed, replacing the phone with a book is something I suggest to all.
I thought I’d share with you a selection from my overflowing stash;
01. Alexa Chung – It
Oh Alexa, you dreamboat. This is not a book, more of a scrapbook. It’s a bundle of photo’s, quotes, and general inspiration, all beautifully placed into a pale pink hardback. This is a bath book, a glass of red wine book, something to flick through whilst you sit back and relax. It’s visually very pretty, packed with imagery of Alexa and her friends. I have read this book many times from cover to cover, I just love finding out about her fashion inspirations and music muses. It’s a great read if you’re ultimately a self-confessed fan girl.
02. John Green – Looking For Alaska
This was the first book I ever picked up from John Green, he then fast became my favourite author. I have since accuminlated other books of his such as The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherine’s. I cried when I read Looking For Alaska, in fact I sobbed. They were sad, but hopeful tears. It’s one of those books that gets you weeping but with a great big smile on your face. There is just something about the way John writes, it’s poetic and simply beautiful. Think boy meets girl but better, it’s a total teenage dream but with a devastating twist.
03. Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
I’ve yet to see the film as I know it just won’t be as good as the book. This is a ‘I cant put it down’ type of book, the kind where you’re practically skipping the pages you are so eager to find out what happens next. Another boy meets girl, but on a darker scale. It’s gripping, twisted, and completely confusing. The chapters alternate, and the story is told by two main characters. You’re always questioning who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s a great holiday book, as you’ll easily finish this one afternoon by the pool.
04. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
I thought that this book was going to be right up my street. Mysterious, charming and imaginative, this book was made for me. I’ve started this book three times and yet to finish it. I don’t know what it is but I can’t seem to get into it. Whether the storyline is so creative it borders confusing, I just don’t know. I’m going to give it another go, perhaps closer to Christmas when I have some real time on my hands to dedicate to it.
I think I have a slight obsession with buying and hording books, any excuse to add to my collection. With that in mind, I’m open to recommendations and I’d love to know what you’re reading right now?