Me and books, we have a somewhat strained relationship. Over the years I’ve gone from reading non-stop as a child like Matilda without the telekinesis (and let’s face it, the telekinesis is the best bit) to barely picking up a book for months on end. I’ve decided 2017 is going to be the year of the book in an attempt to reinstate my love of literature.
First up on my list is Anna Kendrick’s ‘Scrappy Little Nobody’. I do have an embarrassing soft spot for the celebrity autobiography (within reason guys, I do have some standards) so I’ve read a fair few over the years. I have fallen in love with Anna as a person over the years – she is refreshingly honestly, witty and her twitter game is strong as fuck. This one will be packed in my case to take to Canada next week.
Having read Sali Hughes’ first book ‘Pretty Honest‘ and proceeding to treat it as a bible for all things beauty ever since, ‘Pretty Iconic‘ was always going to be a must-read for me. A collection of essays on the iconic beauty products from over the years that I just know is going to result in me having a wish list a mile long. Sali is perhaps one of my favourite writers – I read her column for the Guardian religiously and love her work with the Pool.
As a lover of dystopian/speculative fiction (I wrote a whole dissertation on it. Aren’t I the cheery one?), it seems insane that I haven’t read ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ yet. I adore Margaret’s Atwood’s ‘Oryx and Crake’, ‘Year of the Flood’ and ‘MaddAddam’ trilogy so I can’t wait to start this.
It’s pretty criminal that I never read Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ as a child but in 2017, I want to finally give these a go. I’m being spurred on by the prospect on the new series airing on Netflix and I want to be that person that complains that it isn’t as good as the books!
What are your favourite books? Send me your recommendations!