3/01/2017

March Reading List



Just like that it's March and the first day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. March is going to be a busy month; university and lots of other bits 'n bobs happening so I've gravitated more towards books that aren't as lengthy. We have some new fiction releases, a book I judged by its cover and a book that appeals to my inner Beatles enthusiast...

My Not So Perfect Life* by Sophie Kinsella-To many, Kinsella is best known for her Confessions of a Shopaholic series and a couple of years back now she released Finding Audrey, her first foray into young adult fiction which was fantastic. I requested this book because I usually enjoy Sophie Kinsella's work but also because the blurb appealed to me. Katie has the perfect life; the perfect job in London and more importantly the aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed. However it is not as it seems and after her dream career goes up in smoke, she returns to Somerset to help her Dad run his glamping business. It sounds like a smattering of Girls with the charm of Bridget Jones, a premise I'm intrigued by. Stay tuned.

The Beatles In 100 Objects by Brian Southall-This book's title really sums it up for you. Southall curated a collection of 100 objects associated with The Beatles, whether that be items they owned, merchandise, fan mail etc. You get the idea. There's also the stories behind them included which I'll find fascinating. If you're not interested in The Beatles this might not be for you but enthusiasts will love it.

The Hate U Give* by Angie Thomas-I was sent an uncorrected proof of this highly anticipated novel, released today and I'm planning on reviewing it in a feature I have planned for next month. This novel is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the political unrest that affects POC today. It sounds like an incredibly important, timely read and it is getting a lot of advance praise. The movie rights have already been sold and Amandla Stenberg is set to star in it. 

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro-So part of the reason for me borrowing this from the library was because I want to watch the movie. I'm one of those people that likes to read books before watching the movie mainly so I can enjoy the story in its original form. Set in 1956 it follows an ageing butler, embarking on a holiday deep into the English countryside. I don't know much more than that and the fact the film adaptation stars Emma Thompson but I'm really looking forward to reading it soon.

-What will you be reading in March?

*Review Copy


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