Thursday, 20 March 2014

books read.. january/february 2014

we love reading over here.
So far this year I've read 17 books
some of those have been amazing.
some not so much.
These are the books I read in January and February... 


Girls, Visions and Everything by Sarah Schulman - 80s New York - one of my favourite things to read about
Hell-Bent by Benjamin Lorr - a memoir about bikram yoga. Love reading yoga memoirs and this one is fascinating as it's all about competitive hot yoga.
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles - reading group book which was frothy and fun and set in New York in the 30s
The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin - delightful Tales of the City novel. May have cried
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld - thought this was ok, slightly disappointed as loved Sittenfeld's previous books
My Dog Tulip by J.R Ackerly - a memoir about a dog from 1956, slightly charming, slightly odd
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - not my kind of thing at all... would have given up on it, but was doing a book quiz for my mum.

Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu volume 2 by Juko Mizuno - gah. cuteness and weirdness all wrapped up in pretty drawings
Before I Die by Candy Chang - Candy Chang is an artist focusing on community art, really fascinating.
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst - reading group book for february. well written and interesting but a little long for me.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - lovely and charming young adult novel set in 1986

have you read any of these?
what have you been reading?
tell me!


  1. I've just read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, it was soo good I read it in 3 days! I didn't like the ending though, I wanted a proper resolution and there wasn't one. I have just picked up Attachments by the same author, which is next on my reading list once I've finished with a beautiful vintage edition of The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.

  2. Wow, Sian, you're an amazing reader! ;) I work at a library, but I'm just not getting into the habit of reading. I've just finished reading Room, which I loved and had me totally hooked.

    Hope your week's off to a great start!

  3. Hey there:) I'm glad you're enjoying my "mixed shelf" post. I've been enjoying your blog and I really appreciate your comments! Sorry for the late response…

    I actually ordered Carmilla... and might just order Fangirl now too(as I was already interested in reading it, but wasn't 100% sure yet). Our tastes and interests seem to overlap quite a bit, even -or maybe especially- as far as hidden lesser known gems are concerned. I have the feeling I'll discover lots of amazing books through you. I hope I'll be able to return that favor;) Anyway, I'll be sending a friend request on goodreads.

  4. Wow! You're such great readers! I'm a terrible one, but I'm slowly picking up the habit. I haven't read any of those. So far this year, I've read Room and The Geography of Bliss. And I'm currently waiting for The Restaurant of Love Regained in the mail :p.

    Have a fun week, Sian!


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