Yes Please- Amy Poehler, Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life- Steven C. Hayes, Pretty Honest- Sali Hughes, We Should All Be Feminists- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Self-Help For Your Nerves- Claire Weekes, The Paying Guests- Sarah Waters, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and other concerns)- Mindy Kaling.
The Little Prince- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Deliciously Ella- Ella Woodward, The Qur'an- Translated by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush- Eric Newby, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook- Edmund J. Bourne, The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank's Diary, Discontent and It's Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London- Mohsin Hamid, Tony Wheeler's Bad Lands (Lonely Planet Travel Literature).
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.