This week I finished all of the books I carried over from 2022! 🙌 A fair mix of genres and a definite mixture in reception. *Reviews contain spoilers*
For a while now I have been toying with the idea of expanding my TBR list to include books from around the world. Last year I made a new year's resolution to read a book from a different country every month, and while I broadly stuck to this, I don't feel like I gained what I wanted from the resolution. So, after some umming and ahhing, I've decided for the foreseeable future that each year I will focus on reading from two different countries, both fiction and non-fiction as well as watching films and tv shows, with the aim of improving my knowledge of those countries' histories and cultures.
I made a new discovery this week, BorrowBox, the audiobook lending service, which I’m hoping will help me get through my INSANELY huge TBR. I also visited the National Theatre for the first time in what feels like forever to see Under Milk Wood. I still haven’t finished any physical books and to be honest went through a bit of a reading slump, but listening to audiobooks has definitely helped.
I didn’t manage to finish any books this week and quite frankly got into a bit of a slump with reading. I don’t know if it was the weather turning dull or that fact that I have a few more plans now, but my reading time definitely fell dramatically. Having said that when I did return to my books I was welcomed back with interesting and engaging writing. Oh and I got my first COVID vaccine so I’m pretty happy about that!
Seeing as I’ve been pretty terrible at keeping up to date with monthly wrap ups I thought I’d give myself a challenge to write shorter but more frequent updates in the form of a diary, which will include what I’ve read, what I’ve been to see at the theatre and anything else significant that I… Continue reading Diary #1 – Flying to Guernsey in Search of a Tailor
I’d seen this book all over Bookstagram and a few of my friends had also read and recommended it to me so it was definitely on my “to buy next” list. I was, therefore, delighted when my boyfriend bought me Natives for Christmas! He knew I wanted to read more about the history of race… Continue reading Natives by Akala – Book Review