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Day 9 A book you love #Bloggingwithnataliec

Day 9 A book you love

Last year I took on a reading challenge of 12 books.

This may not seem like alot for some, but for me, this was a decent and achievable number.

One of my favourite books I read last year, and in my adult life is The Sunday Lunch Club, by Juliet Ashton

Funny, honest, relatable, at times heartbreaking, teaching life lessons, opening your eyes.

A book that I could read over and over again.

I sincerely cared for some of the characters, that’s when you know, you’ve been locked in and found a fantastic book.

Kaya •


Autumn Reading

Good afternoon all, and
Happy First Day of Autumn/Fall!

It’s cool, wet and windy in my home town on the Isle of Wight, Uk, just as I had hoped for the start of Autumn.

Yesterday I spent the day singing Earth Wind and Fire’s, September.
‘do you remember? 21st night, September’.

Anyway. Welcome.

I’m writing my post today with alot of joy, if you have seen my earlier post, I set myself a goal of finishing reading my book by September 21st. And hooray for me, I did it!

Not only did I finish reading by book, but I’m close to finishing another fantastic read, ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’ by Deborah Rodriguez.

This book was lent to me by a friend whilst I was half way through my last book, which encouraged me to finish it as I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book.

This book is an easy read, great for a 20minute break at work.

It’s filled with emotions, a countries rulings, culture, power and heartache.

I only have about 40 pages left, so I hope to finish reading it by this evening.

I already have my next book picked out.

This book was one that was picked up at a charity shop. The title stood out, so for me that alone is a winner.

‘The Slap’, 2008

In this book, a group attending a BBQ witness a guess slap a naughty child… A child who they are not the parent of.

This book addresses a Controversial topic… Is it okay to slap someone else’s child??

It’s thrilling to me to read a book that I’ve heard is a ‘must read’, and one that I luckily haven’t heard anything about.

A series of this book was adapted in 2011, but thankful, I haven’t come across any spoilers. I’ll let you know how I get on.

I’m a Fan of autobiographys, reading about people you look up to, a fan of, have a peek into their lives. How they rose to their success. But reading a book at random that you’ve picked up or been given is wonderful as you can open your mind.

What books are you reading at the moment and what would you recommend me reading this Autumn?

Kaya •


Books on the shelf

The books that I stumble upon at a bric a brac, in the local coffee shop, a raffle ticket prize, or on your friends living room shelves are often the ones that appeal to me most.

I adored reading at school, not only the books that teachers would give us, but what the school and local library’s had to offer. Swapping books with friends, or buying them at the same time to see who could finish it first and be waiting in excitement so that you could release your thoughts on to each other and review what had been consuming your evenings.

Unfortunately, after education, this stopped.
I had the idea that I would fill my tables, shelves, cabinets with books that I could dive into. Maybe a book a month? A season? A year?
My intentions were there, but something always seemed to be in the way. Most likely my mobile phone.

At times, I feel slightly embarrassed if someone asks, ‘what are you reading at the moment’?
I can reply with a list of books that I may of read a dozen or so pages of, but not finished’. My shelves are full of books, with turned over pages… Throw all the pages I’ve read together, and you could probably make up half a dozen books I guess.

I get distracted and to eager to start the next before finishing the first. I find that I have a passion for reading, but not the commitment.

From today onwards, I am going to make a concious effort to finish a book by the end of the summer, 22nd September 2018.

My book of choice is ‘A spot of bother’,2006, by Mark Haddon.

I started this book last summer, which was a great read on the beach, until I fancied and ice cream or a splash in the sea. I may of only read about 30 pages… And months apart, so it seems only appropriate to start it from the beginning.

I know just over 4 weeks to finish a book with a 503 pages may seem easy to some, but I’m getting back into the swing of things.

If you have any recommendations for a bit of light reading, please comment with the book title and author. Thank you!

Kaya •