One of my ‘New Year promises’ is to make time to read more this year. For the past few years my reading habits have been a bit hit and miss. On holiday I’ll make time to get stuck into a book. When we did our trip to Majorca my mate Emma lent me The Girl on the Train; it was a real page turner. I’ve not seen the film (I have two children and the cinema vanished a while ago…) but from what I hear the book is far better than the film adaptation.

Reading at home is very different. My habit is to start a book and read for 15 mins in bed before I fall asleep. The downside is usually that I never get any further than chapter one, which I keep re-reading because I can’t remember what happened. I’d like this habit to change.

So in pursuit of more good reads and actually making time to read I have made a promise to read one book a month this year… minimum. I’ll cut out some of the nighttime tv and YouTube videos and actually make time to cosy up on the sofa for half an hour and read.

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Santa’s still here!

I’ve started January with ‘Disclaimer’ by Renee Knight ; it was a recommended read when I was looking at The Girl on the Train online.

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I’m happy to say I’ve finished it. It was great to get stuck into a book. The plot line was a bit shaky but overall I give it a thumbs up.

I’ve started ‘The Book of Hygge’ by Louisa Thomsen Brits; it follows up from ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ by Meik Wiking, which I was given for Christmas and devoured in no time at all. It was fun, full of facts and gave some great tips. I fancied reading some more about Hygge and this was at the library.

Bought and sat waiting to be read are The year of living Danishly (can you detect a Scandi obsession? (I blame The Bridge) and A Little Paris Bookshop – I also love France!

Any more reading recommendations are welcome for the months ahead…

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