A new year always sees us making the promise to read books that we might not normally go for - to opt for something that’s new and a little out of our comfort zone. What’s difficult is knowing what book to choose when there are so many incredible books on offer. If you’re lacking inspiration and struggling to decide what you should read next then fear not, we’ve got you covered! We asked around at Bookishly HQ to see what everyone was currently reading and compiled it all into a handy little list… There’s a big mix of genres so if you do fancy going for a read that’s a little bit different this time around then you should be able to find something appealing.
Normal People - Sally Rooney
A twenty first century romance with a difference. This coming of age love story is the second novel from Sally Rooney and has been met with high praise from critics. A book that 'you read in three days flat, a tube stop-missing, escalator-reading tale.' - (The Evening Standard).
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, one of the world's most beloved and talented writers, shares an autobiographical account of her childhood and early years in 1930's America. Her writing debut sees a beautifully written story of strength and resilience.
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Classic literature reimagined. Inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, this novel explores the untold story of Antoinette Cosway, Mr Rochester's first wife. A detailed account of her childhood right through to her arranged marriage.
I'll Be Gone In The Dark - Michelle Mcnamara
A beautifully written account that follows the author's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer. This true crime case study lays a heavy focus on the dark side of humanity.
Wicked King - Holly Black
The highly anticipated sequel to the fantasy novel The Cruel Prince so make sure to read that first! Both books are described as intoxicating, thrilling and dangerous. A great read for those wanting to get stuck into a Young Adult series.
Whilst we love recommending books, we love receiving recommendations too! If you’ve read any books recently that are worth sharing then please do so in the comments below. We’d really love to hear them. :)