My bed table

I have a nice little pile of books to read at the moment.

1. Persuasion by Jane Austen.
I loved her books in high school but had our English teacher helping us along with themes etc. I thought this could be a little book that I could tackle without getting too overwhelmed by ye old English.

2. Le petit prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
We read it in French at school and I struggled then and I’m certainly struggling now! I thought if I could battle sentence by sentence I might remember a thing or two at the end.

3. Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
I thoroughly enjoyed The Slap but I’ve heard this book isn’t as good so I’ve all but given up on reading it. However… I really need to give it a chance as its nice and thick and I need a good long book!

4. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
I’ve read it but can’t bear to to put it on
the shelf yet. I want to read the last few chapters again particularly the passages about how a painting can get into your soul.

5. Cheers to Childbirth by Lucy Berry
No, I’m not pregnant, I just want to read this for work. (Sorry, I’m defensive, I’m just used to defending my married but not pregnant status up almost everyone) It’s the stories told by male public figures and their experiences of child birth.

6. The Violinist by Rachel Urquart.

My husband bought this home from the airport as a present. I was pleased with his choice because I’ve read her other books and enjoyed them. They are light, chick-lit easy reading books.

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