As it’s World Book Day – March 1st 2018 (don’t get me started on where the past two months have gone…) – I wanted to do a bookish post to celebrate the joys of reading.
I thought I’d do a quick update on what I’m reading at the moment in case anyone has read any of these, or perhaps needs a little inspiration for something to check out. Reading is a comfort and respite for me, and it’s even more appealing to snuggle up with a good book at the moment given the bitterly cold and snowy weather right now. So, what am I reading?
The Favourite Author Pick
This is the newest standalone novel from Karin Slaughter – The Good Daughter, which I’ve just finished. I’ve loved her books in the past & find her to be an excellent author with a confident, intelligent & authentic writing style that you can’t help but find yourself becoming absorbed in. The Good Daughter was more of a mystery drama in some respects, focusing on the characters that were brought to life with depth, intermingling with this legal proceedings, murder, tension and emotion aplenty. The way in which the book was laid out, showing us bits and pieces of the puzzle from past and present times, made it gripping to read as I was kept hanging to see how things would turn out. It’s one I’d definitely recommend to Slaughter readers and fans of the crime / thriller genres.
The Bookclub Pick
Next up is my current read, which was selected by Nat for her Surviving Life Book Club. This one is actually from the author behind the TV-inspired Big Little Lies, which I loved. The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty. I was a little late to the party getting this one in terms of the bookclub but I’m curious to keep reading, as straight away it’s making me question what’s really going on. This seems like quite a popular book at the moment, so I’m hoping for good things!
The Book-With-A-Difference Pick
Then of course I’m dipping in and out of The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck, which I’m finding as entertaining as it is a breath of motivational fresh air.
I’ve also picked up a copy from the library of Man’s Search For Meaning by the psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl. This is an incredibly well regarded piece, considered to be a memoir of life during Nazi Germany times. It’s about coping with suffering and finding meaning in it as it’s an unavoidable part of life. I’ve learned of his work previously, including during my Psych degree, so I’m keen to take a look at his work in more depth.
What are you reading at the moment?