My Reading List

My To-Read pile
My To-Read pile

For any of you who aren’t in the loop of my life (and, obviously, you all want to be!), I used to work at a bookshop. For a number of years, I was lucky enough to swan around books and help people choose books and just generally bathe in the glory that is books. I love them, always have, always will (MB Bookclub, what up). 

However… I have a deep secret to reveal: I haven’t finished one book this year!

You see, I am one of those readers who loves to start books, and especially loves to buy them, but if I’m not “feeling” them 100%… I put them down and walk away sloooowly. I’m not proud of this fact, but it sure is a fact.

I want to change this bad habit of mine, and so I’m making it public information and asking for your acceptance, not your scorn. I have a list of books (already purchased, of course) that I want to get through and review on here, and these are as follows:

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

This is my current read and one that I am thoroughly enjoying. I started watching The Mindy Project a little while ago, and after a false start, I got royally into it. She is smart and funny and I’m loving reading about her life before fame. A full review will be coming soon!

KL Noir: Yellow by Various Authors

I started this with a bang and I don’t know why I stopped! This is a Malaysian series (there are three more: Blue, White and Red) featuring dark, gritty, occasionally gruesome short stories set in Kuala Lumpur. Not usually my thing, but I am/was really enjoying it! I figured it would give me a good feel for the “real” Malaysia… although I don’t really know how I feel about that!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I know, I know, so typical, but I just have to read this inevitably sad book about the girl with the life-threatening illness and her first romance. That’s all I know, although I’ve seen snippets from that music video from the soundtrack (‘Boom Clap’ by Charli XCX) and I think it’s even sadder than I’m ready for. But I gotta do it!

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Who doesn’t want to read Murakami? Seeing as I haven’t ever gotten around to reading John Orwell’s 1984, I thought I’d read this Japanese, sci-fi, dystopian take on it (at least that’s what I think it is). This book is also huge so it’s a massive commitment, but I’ve been reassured it’s worth it.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Everyone needs a little inspiration, and who better to glean that from than the incredibly talented, highly pedantic head honcho of Apple? I never was a huge tech fan (it’s not in my genes), but I do have respect for someone who built something from nothing – and something so awesome, at that.

I think that’s quite an ambitious little reading list I have here, but I really want to enjoy my books more, because what’s more enjoyable than reading? (That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.)

How about you? What are you reading at the moment? I’d love more inspiration of the literary kind!

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Steph x