Reading slightly slowed in September and life got a little too much. I started waking a 6am, walking around the village with a hot cacao in hand, waiting for dawn to approach. Who know why this morning routine suddenly occurred? But it did mean I was unconscious by 9pm…at that did not leave much time for reading. I did, however, manage to rifle through a few books between the zzz’s. These are my must reads for October:
Ghosts, by Dolly Alderton
I squealed the minute this landed through my letter box. I’ve have been an avid fan of Dolly for years, and the obsession grew when she released her best selling memoir; everything I know about love. I pre-ordered the minute I could and gobbled it within days of it’s release. Ghosts is her first piece of fiction, and it’s beautiful. Following the protagonist, Nina, though her early thirties; exploring relationships, dating, friends and family, change, decay and the passing of time. A gentle and emotive read.
Flight Like A Girl, by Clementine Ford
A sublime manifesto for feminists. I’ve have never read a book that’s given me so much energy. The writing style reads like a continuous current of electricity running through your body…at some points I even paced my flat whilst reading. It’s a perfect read for people wanting to understand the movement, or to clarify the female experience in hard-hitting terms.
Good Vibes Good Life, Vex King
The perfect introduction to anyone interested in manifestation, the law of attraction, self progression and up-levelling your life. Manifestation has turned into a slight buzzword as of late, but this book cuts through the mass of information and offers gentle suggestions that you can implement easily to your everyday routine.
Emma, by Jane Austin
I know it’s an oldie, but I forgot how utterly joyous Emma is. I read it when I was at university, and I’ve completely fallen back in love with it’s lighthearted charm. Emma is a young woman filled with youthful charm, and the novel covers marriage, sex, women, age and social status. A perfect, easy read for those who want to get stuck into the classics.