Autumn is one of my favourite times of year - not just because it means hot drinks all day and many, many woolen items - but also because there's something pretty indulgent about having an amazing reason to stay in, snuggle up, and do all of those relaxing things you meant to do in summertime while you were busy gallivanting. I'm sad to say I let reading before bed slip (badly) during the summer months, but I'm reinstating the love in any downtime I have, and I have to say, I'm digging it.

I've got three 'can't-wait-to-get-stuck-in' reads on my upcoming rotation, and one in the wings. I figure that Not That Kind of Girl by my girlcrush Lena Dunham would be a great place to pick up after enjoying Bossypants so much. I've thumbed through a couple pages already (couldn't help myself) and it's not one for the squeamish - this is the balls out, no-holds-barred Girls on HBO narration of life, but Lena's unassuming and quickfire manner keeps you glued and, quite morbidly sometimes, hungry for even more. Ren let me in on some of the controversy around her book launch and I have to say, I was a really disappointed. Still, I think sometimes you have to take the work outside of the media spin, and I'm sure I'm going to love this read.

Another book with a ton of hype around it is bestseller and now hit movie Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This was the most incredible, incredible find on a £1 bargain books table in my local Co-Op. So, now that it's in my little paws, I'm currently resisting the urge to hop to the movies (another favourite autumn activity) to Ben and THAT scene, because I don't want the *big twist* ruined for me, and I think there's something amazing about discovering that in text. I'm SO excited to read this that I almost want to leapfrog it to top of my list, but I have this weird rule about the order I get books in is the order I have to read them in. Does anyone else have that? It's like a bizarre misplaced loyalty. The books don't know, right?!

Finally, another amazing £1 find - One Day by David Nicholls. Watched around 20 minutes of the movie and hated it, but I strongly believe there's some good writing at the heart of it all. I know everyone is making a big to-do about Nicholls' new book, Us, but I think I'd like to get this one 'under my belt' so-to-speak, before I take a look at the new one!

What have you guys been reading lately? Do you have any recommendations? The one book on my wishlist is Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes - has anyone read it/got it? What a BABE she is!


  1. Ahhh Gone Girl! Amazing book. I haven't read it in a while, so I'm super excited to see the movie. I hope you love it - it's unfortunate that it's had so much hype around it as I tend to make myself underwhelmed when that happens to a book but hopefully you will love it as much as everyone else :) And for so cheap!!

    I keep seeing One Day around but I was definitely deterred by the movie. Shame because I've heard its a great book. Let me know what you think!

    I've just bought a TON of books recently, I should do a blog post on them too!

    Brodie Jay

    1. I'm so excited to start reading it! But yeah, I'm trying not to hype all three books too much, I just want to enjoy them for what they are :) I love reading this time of year! And yes, you should definitely blog about those books because a) I'm nosey and want to see your picks and b) BOOKS. The only thing to rival my love of beauty and homeware is BOOKS. Love 'em. T xx


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