I suck at reading these days and I did not complete my 2017 reading challenge (my goal was 20 books and I read at 6) so this year, I need to get it together. I still haven’t set a goal for how many books to read in 2018 but I’d at least like to start my reading journey this year by setting a holiday reading challenge that will begin with the reading of a few books I picked up at Kwa Haraba Art Gallery and Cafe. They stock second-hand reads going at MK2000 each and I got myself a few as a Christmas present to myself.

I’m so excited to read all of these and (hopefully) post some reviews on them. (I have already finished We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves which I loved and have a few thoughts about it so watch this space.)

In no particular order, here’s what’s on my reading list during this school break:

The Earth hums in B Flat by Mari Stratchan
Synopsis:

Gwenni Morgan is not like any other girl in her small Welsh town. Inquisitive, bookish and fill of spirit, she can fly in her sleep and loves playing detective. So when a neighbour mysteriously vanished and no one seems to be asking the right questions, Gwenni decided to conduct her own investigation.
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
(get a copy 👉: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books-A-Million | eBooks)
Synopsis:

Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe’s capitals, part swan…or all fake?

Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney’s circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.
 

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Synopsis:
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve.
 
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Synopsis:
Within the pages of this book lies the diary of a girl called Nao. Riding the waves of a tsunami, it is making its way across the ocean. It will change the life of the person who finds it. It might just change yours, too.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Synopsis:

What if you grew up to realise that your father had used your childhood as an experiment?

Rosemary doesn’t talk very much, and about certain things she’s silent. She had a sister, Fern, herwhirlwind other half, who vanished from her life in circumstances she wishes she could forget. And

it’s been ten years since she last saw her beloved older brother Lowell.


Now at college, Rosemary starts to see that she can’t go forward without going back, back to the time when, aged five, she was sent away from home to her grandparents and returned to find Fern gone.

I’m sure I’ll be adding more books to my TBR as the year goes. Maybe I could get ideas from you, lovely…what’s on your reading list right now? Let me know in the comments.

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