Who doesn’t love a sit down on a chilly autumn night with a good book and a glass of wine? Maybe a nice bubble bath and a chapter or 2? Or a few pages over a nice coffee on your lunchbreak? Lovely, options.
I’ve had a burst of enthusiasm for reading recently which has lead to me reading some really great books. My taste in books swings from crime thrillers to self help books with a stop off at chick-lit. Depending on my mood, I would read most things – bar sci-fi. I can’t do sci-fi. Don’t judge, it just isn’t my thing.
Before picking up The Tattooist of Aushwitz, I was in 2 minds about reading it because I thought it would be a very heavy and sad novel. Of course, there are elements of the sadness and sheer horror of the holocaust however The Tattooist of Aushwitz doesn’t focus so much on the greater story and after some encouragement from my mum, I decided to pick it up.
Focused on Lale’s story of survivial, love and human nature from when he arrives in concentration camps to leaving years later. This is based on a real man and a true story, this book is engrossing and touching while being thought provoking. I read this in 3 days and found myself taking every opportunity I could to sit down and read a little bit more. Always a sign of a good book.
Recommended to me by friend and fellow blogger, This Girl Does, I have been dipping in and out of this over the last few weeks. I’ve not finished it as of yet but there have been so many moments while reading that I have related 100% but have never been able to find the words to say it.
If you are feeling stuck or down, have had mental health issues and want to feel like you aren’t alone, I would recommend picking this up. It isn’t, in my opinion, the type of book to sit and read like a novel but that might be your thing. Each to their own! Full of emotive and touching stories about mental health, told with brutal honesty.
Another book that I read in less than a week and another recomendation from my mum is I know who you are and I know what you did.
This jumps between present day and the main characters past, throughout you aren’t entirely sure of what is going on or where the plot is going to twist next. You also aren’t sure who to trust or whether you like the main character. If you are after a page-turner that keeps you guessing, then definitely give this a go. You will not be disappointed!
What is on your reading list this autumn?