Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Books | What I'm reading

Last time I wrote a 'Books' post I think it went down quite well, (at least if my memory serves me correctly). So I thought I'd share with you what I'm currently reading and the books I've got lined up next.

I'm currently reading The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, it is written by Deborah Rodriguez.

It caught my eye on Amazon whilst I was looking around for Christmas presents so I ordered a copy for myself and also as a present. I was intrigued by the fact that it's set in Kabul and thought it would be quite interesting. I also found the coffee shop setting rather a pull. We all know I love a good coffee shop.

The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul is proving to be an interesting read, I am learning quite a bit about the culture of Afghanistan. Deborah Rodriguez has lived and worked in Kabul, so it's a realistic insight into what life there is like. I'm currently about half way through the book, the story line is moving quite quickly. The book brings together 5 women who all come to the coffee shop, so there are 5 different plot lines happening, it is however easy to follow.

I've enjoyed cosying up on the sofa or in the bath on the dark, cold evenings that January gave us. I've been reading 3 or 4 chapters a sitting, which is a very good sign in my case. I really should make more time to read. (We've been pretty busy cramming in episodes of Making a Murderer on Netflix lately!) After snapping this picture I'm happy to know Spring is on it's way, I long of days in the park sunbathing with a book and a picnic. I really do love Summer.

Anyway moving on a little.. the next books on the shelf for me to read are About You and The Year of Living Danishly. 

I'm excited to read After You as JoJo Moyes is one of my favourite authors. This is this sequel to Me Before You and am very pleased to hear there's a film coming out later this year (in June I believe). Even the trailer brought tears to my eyes! I'm looking forward to reading what happens to Lou next. Apparently JoJo Moyes hadn't planned to write a sequel but after lots of tweets and emails she got working on it.

I can't wait to see Me Before You at the cinema, although I'll have to pack the tissues. I much prefer to have 'read the book, before I see the film'. However I'm not very good at reading regularly so this doesn't always happen. I did recently watch Water for Elephants, which I'm sure I have a copy of somewhere.. I have to say I throughly enjoyed the film, but perhaps now I won't get around to reading the book.

Second on my reading list is The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell, I bought this for a friend for Christmas and she's already read it and given it to me to borrow. We travelled to Copenhagen together last year so I felt it was a perfect read for us both. I'm stilling thinking about Copenhagen (you can read more about my trip here), so I look forward to 'uncovering the secrets of the world's happiest country, which is what the book promises to do.

What are you reading currently? What can you recommend next for me?

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