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10.04.2020- On my Bookshelf #10

Friday, 10 April 2020

One of the things which I'm trying to enjoy about the current situation is having the opportunity to get some more reading done. Whilst it can be a little bit tricky to switch off to start with, I tend to find that once I've got settle into a regular reading routine (usually before bed), it's a great help in allowing me to relax and temporarily forget about everything else. I've got a little bit of a backlog to work through, but before lockdown started I picked up a stash of new reading supplies too:


100 Nasty Women of History by Hannah Jewell is a title which I picked up in Hatchards on Piccadilly the Saturday before the world turned upside down. It's been on my list of things to read for ages, so I'm really looking forward to having the opportunity to get to grips with some serious historical badasses and feel suitably inspired over the next few weeks. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is another one which I'm thrilled to have finally started reading, and I was devouring this on the train to and from work in the few weeks before WFH and furlough life started. It's witty and irreverant, and Queenie feels like one of the most familiar, well constructed characters I've read in a long time. I can't wait to find out more about what happens to her, and am really eagerly awaiting the television adaptation of the book too. Finally, The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal was recommended to me when I was buying Queenie, and because I never need an excuse to add to my bookshelf, I picked it up on the spot. The premise sounds fascinating, and it's had rave reviews, so another one which I'm really looking forward to getting lost in soon.

What are you reading at the moment?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.) 

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