As I’m writing this and when this post will go live it is absolutely pouring down with rain and all I want to do is curl up with my book and coffee. So it’s very appropriate that in this post I’m writing about what I am planning to read over the near future. I had a shocking realisation the other day. Ok, it’s not that shocking, but I used to read multiple books a week and I loved it! Nowadays, I rarely get through a few books a year and I miss it. As a kid I would “borrow” my dad’s library card just so I could borrow more books and even a few years ago I would constantly download books onto my Kindle (this was costly until I discovered Kindle Unlimited!) but lately my kindle has been running out of charge so quickly and I have just not been using it. So I’ve reverted to going to the library. I actually forgot completely that libraries exist but there is something so nice about them. They are so relaxing and comforting!
Anyway, I’m carrying on a bit here. I went to the library the other day and picked up a couple of books to read. I haven’t started yet but I’m really excited to get my head in these books.
Up first is Skull Sworn by Brian Staveley. I love a bit of fantasy but this caught my eye because it has a female main character which is rare in Fantasy as it is. Rarer still, she’s the one going through the trails and tribulations and her goal is to find love, and then kill him. Yes, I wish that her goals included slaying dragons and climbing mountains and had nothing to do with love, but I do enjoy that it’s not fluffy and romantic. According to the blurb, this badass is not an assassin but a priestess for the God of Death. It all sounds super spooky and I can’t wait to get into it.
Next up is Plum Island by Nelson DeMille. Not a genre I usually gravitate to, this is a crime/detective story. I thought I would try something new. This story is about a NYPD homicide detective and he’s investigating the mysterious deaths of a pair of coupled up biologists who were doing research on Plum Island. I’m intrigued and hope that this book might spark a passion for a genre I dabble in but don’t usually go for.
The last book I picked up from the library is The Sellout by Paul Beatty. It’s won or been shortlisted for all sorts of awards which meant that it should be good. It’s based around a man raised by a single father on the outskirts of L.A. In a nutshell, this man thought his father’s memoir would solve his financial woes but there was no memoir. His town is also under threat, and he has an unconventional plan, to reinstate slavery and segregation. I’m a bit nervous about the themes running through this book but it’s meant to be incredibly funny and clever. So hopefully it’s good!
Last but not least is a book I bought a while ago that’s taking me a little while to get through. It’s a book about nutrition called How Not to Die by Michael Greger. It is fascinating. It goes through diseases and how to prevent them but it references real studies and is incredibly educational. If you are at all interested in food and how it effects you, then you must give this a read. I guarantee that it will change your life.
Let me know what you’re reading, or any book recommendations you have. Thanks for reading!