It is halfway through September and that means that it is time for me to go back to uni for my final year! Due to this I had to decide what books I want to take with me and these are the books that I’m taking!
Wilde About the Girl by Louise Pentland
This is Louise’s second book, with her first being Wilde Like Me. You’ve probably heard of Louise as she is a Youtuber at Sprinkle of Glitter. I read her first book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it and so wanted to pick up this book to see how her writing has improved and how she has continued the story.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is set in the future when conceiving children has become increasingly rare and women that can birth children are made into handmaids who essentially are maids put into rich households and help with the chores as well as being used to conceive children with the husbands. It is a popular tv show, which I have seen and loved, and wanted to see how they compare.
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
I don’t know much about this other than it is supposed to be a humour novel about a girl discovering her sexuality.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Do I even need to explain this book?!
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
This is a thriller and I much prefer going into thrillers not knowing much about them so I don’t actually know anything about this. However, I read Lisa’s book The Girls in the Garden last year and loved it so much that it was one of my favourite books of last year!
The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan
I don’t really know much about this book either other than the fact that it is about mermaids and has and f and f romance.
Room by Emma Donoghue
I don’t know much about this apart from it is about a mother and her 5 year old son who are held captive in a room.
Queer City by Peter Ackroyd
This looks at the lgbt history of London from the Roman times to the present, and as a history student this books seems of interest to me.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
You’ve probably heard of Jeanette’s book Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and this is the real version of this book. I read Oranges a few months ago so I’m interested to know how the fiction compares with the non-fiction version.
That’s all the books I’m taking to uni with me! If you’re going to uni this year, what books are you taking with you?