I know, I know! I am only getting around to reading this now as dear Alice freaked me out when I was a child. All of that zany stuff freaked me out. I read it while waiting about in airports for my holidays. But I must say that I loved the pure weirdness of this book. I mean, it is a dream that was transcribed, yes? I love that this book changed kid’s lit. It is a small book and is very deserving of a read.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. This book is special. But, it is very long. It’s so long in fact that I know I will read other (shorted books) and will dip in and out of it. The cover is like dark trickle and the story is circus magic themed and so much more. And it’s a début! No ordinary run of the mill début, mind you. If you read the authors blog you will see that this book has changed her life. (I mean, she was asked to interview Neil Gaiman for god’s sake!)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I cannot believe that I have left it so long to read this. It really is as good as people say it is. It is a true classic. It’s well written, witty and honest. I don’t remember the last time that I read a book so compelling.
501 Things You Should Have Learned About Philosophy by Michael Powell
This books exactly as it says on the tin. This is not the sort of book you read in one sitting; it’s more of a dip-in-think-dip-out.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
You have probably read this book by now. I like to dip-in-think-dip-out. So that is also on my night stand. It’s all about positivity and thinking into reality.
Selected Poems 1930 – 1989 by Sanuel Beckett
I may have mentioned this one before? It’s a newly curated book of Beckett’s poems in English and French. Again, this is on my night stand and in the category of dip-in-think-dip-out.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
This is a review book sent to me by Bloomsbury. It’s about assassins, kings, freedom and death. Review to follow.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd)
I have been carrying this book around with me for a year. It is too beautiful and weird to read. I love it but all I seem to do is open the pages, sniff a bit and then glide my hand over the pages. My fingers tingle a bit when I touch it. Preciousssss