Aaaaaaand here we are.
I haven’t finished a book in three months. That isn’t to say that I haven’t tried – I’ve started books over and over and over and none of them have managed to stick with me. The weirdest thing is that… I kind of don’t care. I very quickly went from making reading the number one priority in my life, to have it sit at the bottom of the list. Shit happens, I guess.
That being said, I really do miss the feeling of getting lost in a story. I’ve picked up two books which I’ve had interest in for a long time, so hopefully this will help to kick my butt back into gear!
Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
I remember this book causing waves a couple of months ago, despite being released back in 2013! Surprisingly, the Overdrive wait list for this title continues to be pretty long (I think it took me a couple of months to get to the top) so I’m going to safely assume that the story holds up after a solid 5 years.
I’m currently only a couple of chapters in, and so far the tone kind reminds me of Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was – which you can read about in my November Crossroads. Really keen to get more into Hannah Kent’s work – she seems to be a favourite amongst the bookish crowd!
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
In light of our upcoming trip to California, I was speaking to my boyfriend the other day about our love for free-spirited, adventurous America – which resulted in me picking up this book. Again, only a few chapters into On the Road, but already feeling the same fire like in the hitchhiking chapters in Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore. I can see the vivid landscape, and feel the steel melting in my belly. I can already tell, I’m really going to like this one.
I need life-changing book recommendations! Hit me up with your best feelers and I’ll keep trudging along, trying to get out of this slump!