One of my new years resolutions was to take the time to read more books. Reading is always something I’ve loved since a small child, and I’ve been bit of a book worm since. Although since I went to university I’ve slowed down a bit on the reading front. I think because I was having to do so much academic reading I didn’t really want to do any more in my downtime. Sadly I got out of sync with reading, and its something I really want to get back into. I’ve set myself the challenge of reading 30 books before I turn 25, which I spoke about here. To kick start my reading challenge I decided to treat myself to a few new books that I’ve been eyeing up for a while to motivate me.


I was having a browse on the Amazon Kindle section to see what sort of books stood out and appealed to me. It then recommenced me a few based on past selections, and I picked out a few that I’ve heard good things about from other people. One of the first books I decided to pick out was The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. I’m a huge fan of the film, so I’m hoping the book is as good. I’ve also picked out a couple more books that have been made into films; Twelve Years A Slave by Northup Soloman, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Sometimes it’s great to read a book before you’ve watched the film, but sometimes in the past I’ve found it disappointing as the film isn’t in as much detail as the book.

I also bought the I Heart series by Lindsey Kirk. I love a good chick lit, and I’ve heard some good things about the I Heart series, and it’s been on my wishlist for a while now. Another good chick lit book I’ve heard about is Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, but it’s something I’ve never got around to reading, so I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone’s raving about. A couple of books that caught my eye were The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and the P45 Dairies by Ben Hatch, both of which look like an interesting read.

I’m looking forward to getting started on reading all of my new books, and it’s nice to see some colourful front covers loaded up on my Kindle app. Hopefully I’ll rediscover my love for reading again. Have you read any of these books? What do you think?