Another short round up as I simply haven't had time to read as much as I would like to. Although I'm proud that I've only fallen one book behind in my GoodReads challenge. In March, I read Girls Will Be Girls and Harry Potter and the Prisoner and Azkaban and I've made a good dent in All The Bright Places.
Honestly, I mostly only read books by women. It's never been an active decision but I love reading female voices and I studied gender issues a lot in my undergraduate degree so my bookshelves are filled with more or less exclusively female authors. However, for the sake of International Women's Day, I'm going to do a top ten of some of my personal favourite books by women.
This February Reading Round Up blog will be short and sweet because I only managed to read a grand total of ONE book in February (Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert on audiobook). My Read More, Worry Less philosophy has taken a back seat to University and work because I'm making a book and a magazine. I'm one book behind schedule in my GoodReads challenge but I'm confident I'll catch up in March.
Change is scary but it is also fun and very necessary. When I first started studying publishing, we were told that publishers have to be leaders of change so I've tried to embrace the changes I've faced in the past six months rather than be lead by them. A new home, new friends, new chapters in my relationship and my career.
As a co-founder of Napier Literary Society, we have been running monthly book clubs and for our January Book Club, we were reading Sweet Home by the talented Carys Bray. It's a collection of short stories about family and home life. Here's my review.
My first audiobook, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is a totally surprising insight into comedy queen Amy Schumer's life. It's funny, uplifting and hopeful with splashes of the informative and emotional.
This is my review for the incredibly popular A Court of Thorns and Roses by the formidable author, Sarah J Maas. I apologise for any spoilers - be warned! It's a problematic series but one that gave me an escape from University deadlines.