Wish List Week - Sunday | Books

Reading has been my go-to since I was able enough to read my first word, which was 'the' by the way. I've always loved books. I used to walk to school and back with my face buried in a book, with my mum asking me to please watch where I was going. As long as I can remember, I was the kid that was happy sitting by myself reading for hours on end while all the other kids were playing. I always collected my favourite books on shelves in my room and they had a special place in my heart. Even last year, as Gareth and I bought our first home together and he made me go through my many boxes of books I'd been hoarding, I still can't bare to part with them. I did manage to donate a few, but there are just those sentimental ones I just can't let go of. My entire Roald Dahl collection for instance, or my collection of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.  They're nestled up in the loft now, and I take comfort knowing they're there (of course my Harry Potters are out on display in the house). If I hadn't managed to misplace my entire Enid Blyton collection over the years then I'd still be holding on to them too. I've just realised how much I want to try and re-collect all those Famous Five's and Secret Seven books... should probably have popped them on this wish list, now that I think about it. 
But anyway, the point is, books are my special thing that I get weirdly attached to. I have a kindle now, which solves all my storage/hoarding problems. It's been a while since I've taken time out to just sit and read a book, and I find that so sad. With summer coming up, I want to make time to sit in the garden (British weather permitting) and get well and truly lost in a good book. So here's a little wish list of a few books I've had on my radar for a while now.

I remember in the early 2000's being on holiday with my parents, the hotel had a little shelf for people to leave their holiday reads when they'd done with them, and take another. I picked up 'The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic' and remembered it going a bit over my head, as I was bit too young to know what a credit card/finance was. But I still loved Becky Bloomwood and her wonderful sense of humour. Since then I've re-read the book and tried to keep up to date with all the books in the series, and the movie is one of my all time favourites. Although I've been meaning to, I've not managed to get around to reading the latest installment yet, so that's definitely number one on my hit list. 
Another one I've been meaning to get around to for ages is Danny Wallace's Who Is Tom Ditto? I absolutely love Danny Wallace. I've read all of his books (apart from the children's ones) and if you've never read anything of his before, I thoroughly recommend Yes Man (the movie is based on it) and also Join Me, and Awkward Situations For Men and... just all of his books to be honest. His style of writing and humour is right up my street. His books are usually about his own real life situations but in 2012 he released his debut fictional novel, Charlotte Street, and I loved it just as much as any of his other work. In 2014 he released another novel, Who Is Tom Ditto? And I never got around to reading that either, so it's fair to say that's definitely going to be the book that follows as soon as I'm done with Shopaholic To The Rescue.

What do you think of my picks? Have you read any of these books, I'd love to know if you'd recommend them if you have?

- Adel xx


  1. I really want to read some of Sophie Kinsella books, I have heard quite a lot about them and what i have heard seems to be good.
    Love Alicia x


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