As well as beauty, reading is a keen hobby of mine. I have loved to read ever since I was little and I am always on the hunt for a great book. I don’t limit myself to any specific genres, just whatever takes my fancy. Here are the books on my current reading list:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I picked this up after seeing Zoella mention it in her recent travel video. I didn’t think I was going to read this book so quickly but I actually finished it in a day! It was without a doubt one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
Blurb: Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I haven’t seen the television series of this but I am wanting to so I figured I’d read the book first! I have read a couple of chapters and I am loving it so far.
Blurb: Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead. Liane Moriarty’s new novel is funny and heartbreaking, challenging and compassionate. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author turns her unique gaze on parenting and playground politics, showing us what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.
Wolf Hall By Hilary Mantel
This book won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, so obviously it’s going to be good. I love history so I thought it sounded really interesting.
Blurb: Go backstage during the most dramatic period in English history: the reign of Henry VIII. England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey’s clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I mean, do I really need to say anymore? I have read all the Harry Potter books multiple times before but there’s something so nice about revisiting them.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
This novel is from the author that brought us The Handmaid’s Tale which I’m sure many of you watched. The name of this novel caught my attention because, obviously, my name is Gracie.
Blurb: ‘Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.’ Grace Marks. Female fiend. Femme fatale. Or weak and unwilling victim. Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
Do you like reading? If you have any great book recommendations I would love to hear them!