Earlier this year I posted Volume 1 of my current reading list featuring a selection of books in my current to be read list. I’ve always been a big fan of reading and it’s now become part of my daily routine, as I usually spend about half an hour reading before I go to sleep. I really enjoyed writing the first instalment and now that I have finished all the books in my first instalment I thought I would share with you today Volume 2.
Petals on the Wind by Virginia Andrews – The first book in the Dollanganger series had me on the edge of my seat as I followed Cathy, Cory, Christopher and Carrie throughout their awful ordeal at Foxworth Hall. Now grown up, I am dying to see if, and how they get their revenge and what’s next in store for these poor, tortured children. These books are quite disturbing, but this really is a story of hope, love and so much more.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I watched the film in the cinema when it was first released a few years ago and I have to say I was a pretty disappointed as I found the entire story quite predictable. I have often found when books are adapted into films that they miss a lot of the important parts out which make up the story and so I have been meaning to pick this up for a while now. I’m remaining optimistic about the book as I’ve heard some very good things – plus psychological thrillers are my favourite. If it’s anything like Girl on the Train then I know I will love it.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – After our recent trip to Amsterdam we were lucky enough to bag last minute tickets to the Anne Frank House. This was such a surreal and emotional experience, but it is definitely one that everybody needs to see at some point in their lives. Seeing the space and hearing the stories is both humbling and terrifying. In order to learn more about their terrifying experience in the secret annexes I picked up Anne Frank’s Diary as this is something I never read in school. I am disappointed that I didn’t pay more attention in school about such an important part of history, but, this is nothing a few good books can`t fix.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I actually picked this up on a whim with an amazon voucher after I saw a recommendation on twitter. I recently finished Water for Elephant’s which is a captivating romance set in a circus during the mid-thirties and this looked very similar. Described as ‘a breathtaking feat of imagination’ I cannot wait to get lost in the magical world of the circus once more.
No Filter by Grace Victory – Grace is a blogger that I have followed for a while now and I find her story incredibly inspirational. Her bravery and her frank honesty make her so relatable, we need more influencers in the world like her. I’ve already started reading this and it feels more like your sat having a chat with a friend rather than reading a book and I can’t wait to get stuck in and discover more of this empowering young Woman’s story.
What books would you recommend?