March was another great month for reading. Though I read a bit less than the previous two months I really savored the two books I ended up completing. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and audio books are the next best thing (I always want to read in the car but it turns out reading at red lights isn’t all that safe). Since subscribing to Audible last May I’ve incorporated Audiobooks into my daily life (on the bus, at the gym, while cooking, etc). Still, there is something about a physical book with paper pages that tugs at my heart strings. I love reading in the bath, squeezing in those last few pages before bed and even just seeing all of my favorite titles on the bookshelf. Books make me so very happy. In the next few months my life is going to become a bit busier so I am trying to read for pleasure often.
My (Not So) Perfect Life
Kat (not Katie) works at a prestigious branding firm in London. Kat is struggling to pay her rent, commute to work by train and keep up with her friends who are supported primarily by their parents. Though Kat never feels quite adequate she is determined to live out her dream of living in London and to one day become like her perfect, well dressed boss, Demeter-that is until Demeter fires her. Katie (no longer cool London girl Kat) is forced to return to the country to help her family with a new business venture. While this novel isn’t exactly believable it is charming and light hearted. My (Not So) Perfect Life is great for a carefree spring break read or to read sleepily in bed (don’t worry the plotline isn’t too intense).
After seeing a preview for The Circle I knew I wanted to read the book before the movie was released. I love dystopian novels and after reading a couple of reviews I knew The Circle was a must read. Imagine a world where Google/Facebook/Amazon are all combined into a single company and are beginning to take over the world. The main character, Mae, starts to rise quickly through the ranks at The Circle as the company continues to gain power and authority. The Circle is making Mae’s life happier and more fulfilling…but at what cost? The story is captivating and thought provoking. Is it wrong that I wish I could make this book required reading to every blogger who speaks into their Snapchat/Insta stories 24 hours a day? (;
Next on my reading list:
- Leah Remini’s Troublemaker– You guys know I love a good book exposing the ins and outs of cults! I’m reading Leah’s account now, I’ll be sure to give you the details when I finish.
- Dark Matter-Be honest guys is this book scary? It sounds intriguing but I don’t like the horror genre at all. Is it more thriller or horror? Did it give you nightmares?
- Difficult Women-I started this on the plane ride to Vegas at the beginning of February but have yet to find it after packing it up for our move. Hopefully I’ll be able to dive in and finish this collection of short stories as soon as I find it!
Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? What’s on your reading list for the month?