Summer Reads

Summer Reads

I’ve almost reached my goal of reading 20 books since April. I slowed down a little during the summer – particularly when I was on holidays but I’ve picked up the pace lately with some of these.

PS, I get most of my books from Bookdepository.com where books are cheaper and delivery is free! – (but nothing beats a good browse in a bookshop on a Saturday morning)

 

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Normal People – Sally Rooney

If you’ve read my other post on what I’ve read, you’ll see I loved Conversations with Friends, Sally’s debut novel from 2017. I was hoping for the same nostalgia in Normal People and boy, I sure got it. This book is a huge improvement on an already very good debut. The writing flows like a stream of consciousness, the characters are real and recognisable, the situations familiar. Sally again brilliantly gives the mundane college life a hint of romanticism that makes me long for the life and love I had back in Trinity College. If that’s not enough to pull you in, it also made the Man Booker Longlist for 2018.

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Sunday, What’s Good?

Sunday, What’s Good?

I like to have Sundays off to physically and mentally do a little clean up and organise. I began this one by trawling through the copious amount of bookmarks that I have saved on my Mac (since well before last Christmas), usually articles on self-improvement or interesting tidbits that I saved for a time that never came.

Some were plain boring, some even were not relevant to who I am as a person anymore but there were a select few that were incredibly interesting and I would finish them feeling much better about myself/the future/life in general, or inspired, or downright disturbed.

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