Social Reading

We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

January is just made for books. Firesides, cups of tea, woolly socks; all perfect for settling down with a good read. It’s that time of year when everyone is brim full of new determination to do more of what they love. And who doesn’t love to curl up with a book? Sure, I know we get distracted by screens, or the conversation at the neighbouring cafe table (no? just me?) But. I do love it when I finally sink in and get lost in another world between the covers.

I love to share good reads with other people. I’d rather know what you’re reading, than what you thought of Strictly. And if I see someone with a book on the train I usually get busted for craning my neck to spot the title. If it has a beautiful cover, I’m in love, and have to share it on Instagram. So, I’m very happy to join Laura in sharing my reads in #theyearinbooks, and I hope you will too! My head is stuck firmly in We, the Drowned at the moment. It’s a fat read to finish by the end of the month, so I better put the kettle on and put down the screen.

8 thoughts on “Social Reading

  1. Martina on said:

    Hello darling!Your post made me laugh because on the train I usually do exactly the sa me…I’m sooo curious about the books of the other people. Now I’m reading ” The Little Women Letters” by Gabrielle Donnelly.. but I think that it’s not really the book I need in this moment…any suggestions???
    xoxo Martina

  2. I’m currently reading Morrissey’s autobiography and the Kinfolk Table Cookbook. Odd bedfellows yes but both fascinating in different ways. Morrissey is the sound of my teenage years (and I’ve always had a bit of a crush on him – miserable or not) and the Kinfolk are just TOO good to be true (although I secretly aspire to be all of them)… time of the year to be reading although I should really be learning lines….oh well!

  3. That is such a beautiful cover. Surely a book with a cover as delightful as that has to be good on the inside? I’m currently reading Silent Night by Jack Sheffield on my Kindle. It’s a gentle read about a headteacher in Yorkshire in the 1980s. It reminds me to appreciate the little quirky things about being a teacher that I love…even after a day when paperwork has got me down. x

  4. What a beautiful cover! I’m currently reading 4 books I think, which means I’m not really getting anything read! :P I’ve been sucked into a book called ‘Hurt.’ Young adult trashyness I expect :P xx

  5. That is a gorgeous looking book, at first glance it reminded me of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
    I’m switching between Game of Thrones (very late to that party) and Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald which is highly addictive!
    M x

  6. I am terrible with reading and just haven’t got into it for ages. I need a holiday where I read a book a day for a week. Also, I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but that one is gorgeous! It reminds me of a new crockery line at anthropologie!

    • A book a day? That is seriously impressive. I am a serious proponent of judging books by covers. Rarely let’s me down. And I want that crockery!