Thursday, 29 August 2013

books to read 2013: an update

as we're rolling into september next week, it's dawned on me that i'm starting to fall beind with my goodreads challenge (you can find me |here|).

i've read some amazing books so far this year, including some classics that had been on the list for far too long; 1984 which i'm reading at the moment being one of those!
i'm also reading to die for: is fashion wearing out the world? by lucy siegle which i keep on my bedside table for evening reading (does anyone else save books just for this reason? i'd love to know what your reading habits are!) and it's totally mind blowing. i became very aware of fast fashion and ethical fashion whilst studying, but this book throws it all under the spotlight and has really reinforced my "second-hand or self-made only" rule.
i won't say any more, but i would recommend this book 100% to anyone, and i haven't even finished it yet!

i still have a few books from my original post at the start of the year to get through, but i'd love to hear if you have any favourites that should be on my list as well :)


  1. All those books are ones I love! I have just finished 1984 and it was great and really thought provoking - especially the ending! I would love to hear your thoughts on it once you have read it! :)

  2. I'm really interested in the fashion book you mention, i might have to purchase a copy. Have you read the books I mention in this post? - They are really good!

    Also, on a non fashion related note I would recommend 'The Night Circus' and 'The 100 year old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared' if you haven't read them already. Both are something a bit different! :)

  3. I am behind on books, but catching up a little... i've read 18 of my challenge of 30, according to goodreads!
    My reading habits are that I normally have 2 books on the go at a time, one that is a proper juicy book, and one that is easy to dip in and out of (ie a bit daft and not an epic novel...) I tend to do most of my reading in the bath or during particularly long nightfeeds! god bless the little bendy light that I can clip to the top of my books!

  4. I simply do not read enough - there's a pile of books staring at me from my bedside table as I type!

    You're inspiring me to plough through them though.


  5. Uh my "goal" is like 112 and I am 45% behind or something, haha. So trust me, you're not alone in this. ;)

    >> Madeleine blogs


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