Since starting Sixth form my 'pleasure reading' has been limited so much that I've ended up not really reading a proper novel for the whole year almost. The only books I read were all for my English course, anything outside of that was usually a manga comic or magazine of some description. However with this year finally coming to a close this week I have decided to delve back into reading over this summer with a hardcore list of books! There are also various magazines which I need to catch up on and my David Bowie books, however they will have to come second as I am determined to read at least every book you see before you (I say at least as there are quite a few there and so if it ends up that I don't finish reading one of them by the end of the holidays well I won't be too disappointed with myself...)
Now I know you might worry that having so many books will ruin the joy of reading at a leisurely pace, however I'm pretty sure I can handle it, and I'm sure I'll realize if I'm going a bit crazy when it's three in the morning and I'm tearing up because I haven't reached my book 'deadline'.
I'm already a little ahead of myself as I have finished both The Help and Memoirs of a Geisha which were both absolutely excellent and I recommend the novels as well as the films. Also because I loved Memoirs of a Geisha so much I decided to buy many other books relating to Geisha as they are so fascinating!
So wish me luck and recommend me any other books you think I might like and here's a list of all the books in case you want to have a sneaky peaky at them too:
- The Help - Kathryn Stockett
- Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
- Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah
- Geisha of Gion - Mineko Iwasaki
- Audrey: Her Real Story - Alexander Walker
- Geisha - Liza Dalby
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World