Books I Want to Read Before the Year is Out.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

It’s the book everybody is talking about, only available in hardback and it is sitting comfortably on my bedside table along with all the lovely yankee candles Demi bought me for my birthday. I’m only like 40 pages in because I’ve been mega busy but as soon as I’m done writing this post (it’s Thursday night) I shall be digging right back in.

Fifty Shades of Feminism by Lisa Appignanesi

I picked up this from an awesome little book shop in Vancouver, Canada. There were so many books I wanted to get including The Bees (see below) but just couldn’t fit in my suitcase. It was only  $9.00 (£4.49) for a hardback copy and the cover is really pretty.  Fifty Shades of Feminism is a collection of pieces by 50 different female authors, scientists, politicians etc. on what being a woman means to them.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

I picked up a really cute vintage style paperback edition of Little Women a while ago and I still haven’t got round to reading it. It’s definitely one of those classic book that played a part in women’s literature and I feel as someone so into reading & writing that I should definitely have read this ten years ago.

The Bees by Laline Paull

I’m going to be honest and say that I spotted this in that little Vancouver book shop because of the cover. I love little honeycomb and bee cartoons and homewares and things so I was intrigued. I read the (adorable & useful) notes the staff had written on a post-it on the front copy which described the book as being somewhere between The Hunger Games and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Speaking of…

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Coincidentally, another book I read about on either The Guardian or Indie (I don’t remember any more) while at work. I loved The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m sure I’ve read one or two other books by Atwood and from what I’ve read, I don’t think this one with be anything short of amazing either.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Having recently both read, watched and reviewed The Maze Runner, I figured I would read the next book before I get round to seeing the movie. I don’t like movies blurring my opinion on a book so I’d much rather enjoy this on my Kindle first.

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

Having seen positive reviews of this by at least three of my favourite bloggers (all with impecible taste,) I definitely need to give it a go myself and find out what all the fuss is about.

The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn

The brilliant author of Gone Girl, Dark Places and Sharp Objects will be releasing this short story next month and as it’s only going to be £1.99 on Kindle, I’ll certainly be downloading it as soon as it’s out!

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This has been on my reading list for ever and ever and ever but I keep putting it off. Going to FINALLY get around to it I swear.

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