15 Books for 2015

15 books for 2015


15 books for 2015

The past few year's I've been pretty slack at reading in my spare time. I've always loved books and took English Literature at A Level which I really enjoyed, but aside from holiday reading (I remember even as a child spending my summer holidays reading on the beach all day), I guess university sucked a lot of my enjoyment out of reading for leisure. This year I'm determined to change that. Although my job requires me to read a lot of material, I want to get back into reading for pleasure, so I've set myself a small task of reading 15 books in 2015. Whilst 15 books may not seem a lot to many people, as my job surrounds research, in my downtime I quite like to do anything but pick up a book. However with this small list I'm pretty determined to get a few books under my sleeve this year.

I've chosen a mix of books based around my interests- some about travel and about areas related to my job, some books to learn and understand more about my anxiety, some books I've been meaning to read since forever and some I've heard about from fellow bloggers. I've actually just finished reading Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (fyi I wouldn't recommend it), so i guess technically it'll be 16 in 2015. I'm hoping by having a list i'll be able to keep myself on track with reading this year, and although I've just read one so far I found it really helped take my mind off everything which was great after a stressful day, so fingers crossed i'll get into the habit of reading before bed more often.

What books have you been reading recently? Do you have any recommendations? I'm always looking for some books to add to my 'to read' list.

6 comments

  1. Totally know what you mean, I stopped reading a lot when I went to uni as I spent soo much time reading course work! I have picked it up again last year and I'm aiming for 40 this year! I think it's good to plan out your books as I never really know what I'm going to read next when I finish something! x

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  2. Oh, great list! Your are going to love so much The Little Prince, such a nice book. It is a beautiful reminder that you can always be as happy as a kid. I hope you can make it and have read all of them by the end of the year! Have a great week,
    Vera

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  3. Kyriam |effervescent life by K2 March 2015 at 16:31

    Same here, i never read for fun because of uni reading, but i'm back this year and i love it! it feels great!


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  4. I'm definitely looking forward to pushing aside the uni/work books and getting stuck into some reading!

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  5. I've heard great things about The Little Prince too! Thanks, hope you have a great week too, Vera :)

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  6. Argh, tell me about it Jasmin! Uni completely killed any enthusiasm I had for reading :( 40 is awesome! Good luck with it! To be honest i'll probably end up changing what I want to read as i'm so indecisive and won't want to spend money on actually buying these books when I can pick loads of other books from a charity shop, but we'll see!

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