Amongst my friends I’m known as an avid reader, to which I would strongly disagree, because although I am “always” reading, I am in fact a slow reader. Regardless of that, I have the unfortunate fortunate luck to always being asked for book recommendations. Now when this happens, I usually take advantage of it by saying “Maybe you should consider signing up to my blog where I review books?” which rarely helps, so I respond to emails where I copy links of books which I think is nice. This sometimes also doesn’t help, because I get replies such as “So, which one should I buy!?” Now this makes me think, if you can’t be bothered to read my reviews to decide which ones interest you, how are you going to read the entire book? But kudos to you for wanting to give reading a try!
I must however point out that this doesn’t happen often, because most of my friends love to read too, and some of them have been buying books based on my reviews, which is totally awesome! (I should consider signing up for affiliate programs, right?). I am always reading, because I suffer from insomnia and reading before bedtime is an ideal passtime, but sometimes this makes matters worse. If it’s a good book, I find myself sitting up until 1am, having to wake up 5 hours later to be in time for work…! Despite this, I have fallen into a slump, because 1) I am in the progress of reading a book, which I don’t particularly like. Not because it’s badly written, it’s just gruesome and 2) because of the latter, I chose to catch up on tv series instead. This now means, I am out of “archived reviews” and I don’t foresee myself finishing a book and a review anytime soon.
So, instead I have had an idea. Because people are asking me for recommendations I’m going to tell you which books I have loved since I started blogging. This is also a fantastic idea to give some visibility to older posts I wrote, which you might not have seen since you started following me 🙂
Some books I really enjoyed, and will most probably go on my “Best books I’ve read in 2013” list:
I even read some children’s fiction this year, and I absolutely loved Matilda, not only because it was one of my favourite movies as a child, but because it was super entertaining!
Although I’m not a fan of young adult fiction, I decided to give it a go and started with the YA offerings from my favourite author, Zafon. I liked Marina the best!
There are other books that I might not have read this year, but I still think they are good and you should read them too! I’m going to tell you that Sparkles is funny, ridiculously funny. It’s chick-lit – don’t judge me, okay?
I am happy to tell you that I have overcome my challenge and can now successfully read two books “at a time”! For those who don’t know me (or don’t like me, but would still like to know more about me), books aren’t the only things that makes my heart skip a bit, I’ve let you in on that a while ago when I told you how much I love Books and Perfume! Sadly, I must admit, that I still haven’t read the Patrick Süskind novel!
Anyway, I hope you guys will read some of these books I’ve listed as my favourites, and for those who keep asking.. HERE YOU GO 😀
Have a fabulous reading week and let’s hope I will stop being lazy and get some reading done!