I’ve posted about the books I’ve finished recently a few weeks ago, so here is the list of the books I plan on reading during the break, in case you wanted some inspiration.
- The City & The City by China Miéville (Amazon). This is the book which I was supposed to read for the book club I’ve joined, and while I did enjoy the beginning, I was disappointed by how it ended, unfortunately. For the next meeting we are reading The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates (Amazon).
- Middle England by Jonathan Coe (Amazon). I’ve already started reading this book, which you know, if you follow me on Twitter and Insta. So far, I’ve only finished part one, so it is, obviously, too early to share my impression.
3. Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq (Amazon). I have read quite a few books by Houellebecq, and plan on reading his newest one, as well.
4. Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl: A Chronicle of the Future/The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich (Amazon).I have to admit that Alexievich’s books have been on my “to read” list for ages, so I better get to it soon. Maybe Christmas is not the best time for such reading but we will see. I already have a few of her books on my Kindle, so I am prepared.
5. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Amazon). One of my favourite Professors recommended Barnes back in my uni days when we’ve studied postmodernism, and I’ve been meaning to read them ever since but somehow never did. Now I plan on changing the situation.
6. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (Amazon).Yes, I am well aware how odd it must look to have this on my list next to the other books I’ve mentioned. But I just thought that if I won’t be in the mood for of the above, I can always read Bridget Jones’s Diary, especially, considering that I have not read the last two.
7. I would also like to give a shout out to Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan (Amazon) which I’ve noticed on my recent trip to Waterstones. I love reading books on different places and cultures, so this one stood out to me. While I do know some things about Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, I barely know anything about the other countries so would definitely want to educate myself.