A new year means a new selection of books to get my head stuck into and with a challenge of 30 books to read this year, I’m more than certain I’ll bash through it, leaving a trial of novels in my wake. If you’re a book worm like me or maybe your New Year’s resolution is to read more, here’s what I’ll be reading in 2017.
|Hillsborough Voices | Humans of New York | Patient H.M|
A tragic and most awful event, Hillsborough Voices looks back at a football match on 15th April 1989 that was possibly one of the world’s most horrific football events in history. This book does justice to the memory of all those that sadly lost their lives and for all those left behind to grieve for their loved ones. I’m looking forward to reading this one because it’s an event slightly before my time and seems like a fitting tribute to both the victims and the families.
This is a book that has been sitting on our book shelf for a few years now and I’ve only ever looked through a few pages. Humans of New York is an inspiring and eye-opening collection of pictures and stories of individuals that inhabit the big city of New York. The concept, created by Brandon Stanton was conceived from a blog where he’d go out and stop individuals to take a picture of them and ask them about their life story. Some are incredibly beautiful and it’s one of those books that you’ll forever be going back to look over again.
Patient H.M. – Luke Dittrich (£15.90)
In the summer of 1953, maverick neurosurgeon William Beecher Scoville performed a ground-breaking operation on a twenty-seven-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison. The operation failed to eliminate the seizures but left Henry unable to create long-term memories. The story of Patient H.M., as he came to be known, is the story of how we came to understand memory and better understand ourselves.
|Happy | Stopping the Noise in Your Head|
Happy – Derren Brown (£10.00)
When I saw that Derren Brown had wrote a book, I just had to get my hands on it. I love Derren Brown and have seen him live and watched many of his shows on the TV over the years. Happy is a book that explores the changing concepts of happiness through our lives and breaking down what actually goes on in our heads. If you want to seek more happiness and success in life, then this is a book to read.
Anxiety and worry are two things that we all probably experience at some point in our lifetime and for many it can have a crippling effect on their lifestyle, health and overall quality of life. Dr Reid Wilson proposes a ground-breaking approach to overcoming anxiety and worry, shutting down that negative cycle of voices for good.
|The Curated Closet | The book of hygee | Clean Beauty|
The Curated Closet – Anuschka Rees (£25.46)
Since becoming more interested in the world of fashion, I picked up this book (not just for it’s bedside table decor suitability) but because it could actually give me some good advice on how to curate the perfect wardrobe, no matter the season. I know I certainly struggle when picking outfits, feeling like I have nothing to wear. This book seems like the solution to that problem.
The book of Hygee – Meik Wiking (£5.00)
Hygee is a danish word translated as everything from ‘the art of creating intimacy‘, so get your oversized jumpers, multiple cosy throws out and light some candles because this is the lifestyle that everyone wants right now. It’s all about promoting happiness and within these volatile and bleak times, we all need a little Hygee in our lives.
This cover already has me dreaming of Summer and me having beach body ready skin, hair and makeup to flaunt! This book guides beauty lovers to creating their own beauty products in the comfort of your own home. No more spending a ridiculous amount of beauty products, follow the craze of doing a little Beauty DIY this year. These Clean Beauty Girls are here to help!
|the kept woman | the woman in cabin 10|
The Kept Woman – Karin Slaughter (£9.99)
One book I’m certainly looking forward to reading is this one by Karin Slaughter. Karin Slaughter has fast become one of my favourite storytellers for crime/thriller novels. They always keep you hooked right to the very end which I love. When the body of an ex-cop is found in an empty Atlanta Warehouse, Special Agent Will Trent realises this could be the most devastating case of his career and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
Just the sound of the title is enough for me to want to read this novel. Penned by Ruth Ware, best-selling author of Richard and Judy pick In A Dark, Dark Wood comes a new page-turner. After Lo witnesses a body being thrown overboard from the next door cabin and with no one checked into it, she suddenly realises that she may be on board with a murderer, whose sole witness to the crime is her.
Before I get cracking on any of these though, I’ve still got to finish reading Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. When I opened it up to the first few pages and saw the iconic name and author paired up together, it gave me all the feels and catapulted me back to my childhood. Have you read it yet? Let me know in the comments below.
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