I’ll admit, I am not a big reader. However, with so many new and exciting books hitting bookshelves, I can’t help but want to curl up on the couch and open a book. Especially with all the rain we have been having lately in Johannesburg. Reading feels like the logical thing to do. So here are my top 5 picks for books to read this festive season;
- The handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood: With a hit TV show out based on this book, I just had to find out what all the fuss was all about. Whilst I am not yet done reading it, I can tell you that it is worth all the hype. Only half way through but can hardly put it down.
- Originals by Adam Grant: I am not a fan of self help books and can barely get through them. But after spotting this book in a bookshop not too long ago, I am keen to read more about how to be an original. Definitely a book to read if you want to change the way you do things in the coming year.
- Tanya’s Christmas by Tanya Burr: I love love love Christmas. Really its almost an obsession. And like all obsessions, any book, candle or anything that makes Christmas feel more like a reality than a dream and this book promises all of that. Whilst the author s based in the UK she touches on some universal fundamentals of a happy and merry Christmas.
- Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone: As a self proclaimed foodie, I love a good cook book, which is why Athena’s first ever cook book is high up on my wish list. Not only does she share some tasty seasonal recipes, but also how to present them beautifully. That sounds like a good reason to get it to me.
- The presidents keeper by Jacques Pauw: Whilst I am personally not a fan of political books, I do feel inclined to read this book due to all the reviews I’ve been hearing. Based on the current South African president, the book promises to both shock and educate.