Over the past few months, I’ve been struggling to read as much as I would like because I always just seem so busy. But now that we’re all in Coronavirus lockdown, it seems a perfect time to catch up on that reading list.
I went on a bit of an Amazon splurge a couple of weeks ago but my book collection now seems insufficient to deal with all this extra free time. Luckily Amazon is still delivering!
So if you’re in need of a little inspiration on what to read over the next couple of months, here are the books on my Spring reading list.
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Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid
I bought this book because it has such glowing reviews and I’m currently part way through reading it.
It looks at the relationship between a young black babysitter, Emira and her employer, Alix in the aftermath of an incident where Emira was accused of kidnapping Alix’s daughter. Playing on themes of race and privilege, this book is refreshing and modern and so far I am hooked.
I’ve always had a fascination with North Korea. Probably because it is such an alien country and I struggle to wrap my head around the fact that such a place exists.
So when a friend gave glowing praise for this book I absolutely had to have it. I can’t wait to dive into this one.
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
I love Amy Schumer. I just find her so hilarious and whenever I’m feeling down, I stick on one of her movies and soon life feels a little bit better. I bought this book as something a bit more light hearted to read when I need something uplifting.
The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
This has been on my list for a while. It’s one of the few books that managed to keep my boyfriend’s attention the whole way through and he liked to repeatedly tell me while reading how absolutely hilarious it was.
Glorious Rock Bottom – Bryony Gordon
I recently read Bryony Gordon’s Mad Girl and it was absolutely wonderful. Bryony Gordon has such an easy, funny way of telling her story and tackles complex issues such as mental health and addiction with a refreshing level of honesty.
I can’t wait to read this next book, all about her relationship with drugs and alcohol and how hitting rock bottom helped her turn it all around.
My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
Something a little darker with excellent reviews. This book looks back at the past relationship between a fifteen year old student and her teacher in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against that teacher.
Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight – Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor
My cousin sent me this book at a time when I was really struggling with my eating disorder and consumed with worries about my weight and I am currently working my way through it. This book examines weight stigma and common myths that exist around weight, particularly in traditional thinking about health and wellbeing.
I’m always looking for new book recommendations! Drop me a comment below and let me know what you’ll be reading over the next few months.