Okay, so I failed miserably at my 2015 book challenge of reading 2 books a month. I think I got up to April and my enthusiasm just fizzled out. But I am back at it again (there are bets up against how long this will last).
I feel like this is a book, or at least a story, that every woman should know about. The 21st century is the age of women and female heroism. Malala is an inspiration and the face of a current movement fighting for our right to education.
The Brothers Grimm, I have heard, have rather "grimm" style to their story telling and "happily ever after" was a concept developed by Disney. But as a devoted Disney fan, I am curious to see how my childhood favourites brush up to their original counterparts.
All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr
I've always found history incredibly interesting (ancient in particular but modern is still great too), however history books always look very daunting and rather boring. Historical fiction is a genre that I love to dabble in as it gives me small does of my history fix with an intriguing plot twist. In this case we are being taken back to the throws of World War II to Marie-Laure, a blind girl and Werner, an orphan boy, to see the effects that this pivotal moment in history had on their lives.
Hercule Poirot's Christmas By Agatha Christie
Just like Disney, I kind of grew up with Agatha Christie. My parents, my mum in particular, were absolutely mad for and collected both the Miss Marpel and Poirot series - and oh boy there's a lot of them! So I think it was only a matter of time before I finally delved into reading some of her works, and who doesn't love a good Christmas murder mystery.
All My friends are Super Heroes By Tom Percival
If there was ever a time to judge a book by is cover I feel like this book would be it. With a title like this I have rather high expectations. It's a chic-lit book about, you guessed it, a man who friends (and even his fiance) all have abnormal super powers.
If I am being completely honest with you (and myself), I haven't really enjoyed many of the "classics" that I have read. I don't know if its an inability to relate to their worlds, the writing style or the subject but they just don't seem to tickle my fancy.
However after reading a review by Stacey from theprettybooks.wordpress.com on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights I am actually really excited to start reading. Stacey describes the romance between our protagonists and "almost demonic" - if that doesn't sound intriguing, then I don't know what does.