5 reads for Autumn/Winter


At the beginning of the year one of my resolutions was to read more books. Well it's November and I haven't read a book yet. I could come up with a list of reasons of how, I've been at college, looking after my mom and getting/starting a new job. But to be honest I don't have an excuse and I could pick  up a book right now, but I haven't. I've tried to get into a routine with my new job and catch up on general life things but I'm never going to be caught up in my mind. So I'm creating a list of books to read this Autumn and Winter, which takes me to March and gives me time to truly enjoy reading. 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella - I only purchased this because Zoella included this in her 2016
book club, which just shows how long I've had this for without reading it! This sounds like your
typical contemporary young adult read, but thats what excites me. Something simple yet worth it.
This is described as a emotional, captivating and ultimately uplifting book. Audrey suffers from
anxiety and is a prisoner in her own home, until she meets a boy named Linus. I'm definitely
excited to read this book since it's so simple yet heartwarming!

Landline by Rainbow Rowell - I've been obsessed with Rainbow Rowell since I read Eleanor and 
Park and now I own all of her books. If you are a fan of young adult books and John Green then I
would highly recommend Rainbow's books, as I describe her as the female John Green, due to her
style of writing. This book is about a girl who realises she can go into the past and have a chance at
fixing things with her husband and landline reveals whether two people are on the same path. I'm
very much intrigued by this book and look forward to reading it as soon as possible.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - This is the third book in a trilogy (Anna and 
the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door) and is the book that I'm going to read next. Every
time I picked up one of the previous two books, I haven't been able to put them down and read them
all in one go. They are super gripping and intensely romantic. Each book has it's own storyline yet
they all link together. This book in particular focuses on Isla having a crush and upon a chance
encounter in Manhattan their romance grows closer together. They're forced to face their future and
the possibility of being apart. This is based in New York, Paris and Barcelona and is truly heart
wrenching! Out of all the books I want to read, this is the one I'm post excited about.

One Perfect Christmas (and other stories) by Paige Toon - I only own a few Christmas themed books,
as I feel so much pressure to read them around the Christmas season and if I don't then I have to wait
a whole year to attempt to read them. This particular book has only just been released and one I'm
looking forward to read in December. This is about a schoolteacher who's in love with a movie star,
but she begins to question whether she wants to be in the spotlight and if a Christmas wedding will
make her realises what she wants or leave it all behind. Paige Toon is a bestseller, yet I still haven't
read any of her books. This will be the first book of hers that I read and one I can't wait too.

Let it snow by John Green - I've lost count of the amount of times I've tried to read this book, but if
I don't read it this year then I never will! There are actually three stories inside this one book which
breaks it up and makes it easier to read, and you feel more productive when you do! Each story has
a Christmas storyline and is wrote by a different author. They're all romantic and down to earth,
once I read these I know I'll fall in love with the stories and writing.

xoxo
Lea-Mai

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