Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
Phoebe and I watched the film of this the other day and I literally couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before, it’s now become one of my favourite films. So, when I noticed she was reading the book afterwards, I couldn’t pinch it from her quick enough! It’s written so incredibly well, to the point where I find myself re-reading paragraphs over and over just because I love how eloquently André Aciman words things. He’s written loads of other books that I’m going to add to my list, and I just found out he’s writing a sequel called ‘Find Me’, out on 29th October this year! Cannot wait to read it.
Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath
This book I actually found on the shelves of books to swap in one of my hostels, and I thought it was going to be complete trash but I’m actually pleasantly surprised by it. It’s a novel with some good twists which is exactly what I look for in a book like this. It’s about a married woman who finds out her husband has a child with someone else, but there’s so much more to the story and I don’t want to ruin it. Easy poolside reading!
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
This has been on my list of books to read for absolutely ages, but I’ve just been waiting for the right time to get into it. I’ve watched the film on Netflix with Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Truman Capote and he acts the part so well. I love true crime and even though I’m only a few pages in, I can tell it’s going to be a good one.
Lagom – The Swedish Art of Living by Linnea Dunne
This book talks about Lagom (pronounced “lah-gom”), a Swedish word that means not too little, not too much, just right. It looks at living a life of balance, by reducing your environmental impact, improving your work/life balance, freeing your home from unnecessary clutter and enjoying good food the Swedish way. I think I’m going to write a separate blog post about this concept in a bit more detail, because I could go on and on about it. The book’s got lovely recipes, tips for health and wellbeing and advice on living more sustainably. It’s a really relaxing Sunday-afternoon sort of read – definitely worth keeping on the coffee table.