READING LIST: 2015 so far

Monday, 1 June 2015

It's been a while since I did a reading list round-up - I wanted to do a quarterly one, but where has 2015 gone!? Here are the books I've loved reading in the first six months of the year:

Capital by John Lancaster - I read this book for Blook Club and loved it. It follows a series of mysterious occurrences on a typical street in London, with the stories of all the different residents unfolding through the book. I've always had a soft spot for books and films where all the threads come together and the book is set in my area, so it's quite fun seeing roads you know come up in print.

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey - The author somehow gets completely into the mindset of an elderly woman in such a distinctive way, despite only being 30 herself. I was expecting this book to be quite humorous, but I was touched by her writing, captivated by the two different stories of past and present and found myself getting quite upset thinking about my own elderly grandparents and the confusion of getting older, with or without dementia. 

I'll Have What She's Having by Rebecca Harrington - More a series of (witty) essays than a book, Rebecca tries every faddy celebrity diet out there, with mostly dire results. This is a really easy read and would be great to dip in and out of on a daily commute.

New cookbooks - I have a slight addiction to buying cookbooks and earlier this year invested in a few healthy-eating options via Deliciously Ella, Hemsley + Hemsley and Sarah Wilson. You can read all about them here.

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop - I probably read this once a year (sometimes twice!). It's one of my favourite food memoirs of all time - you can read about it, and my other favourites in the first reading list I ever did - and made its first outing of the year a few weeks ago. 

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