To Be Read #2

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Libraries are dangerous places.  All I did was innocently pop in to my local library to see if I could find a copy of Animal Farm by George Orwell and I ended up leaving with three entirely different books…

To Be Read #2 - Famous in Japan

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus  

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy.   Blurring the lines of fiction, essay and memoir, Chris Kraus’s novel was a literary sensation when it was first published in 1997. Widely considered to be the most important feminist novel of the past two decades, I Love Dick is still essential reading; as relevant, fierce and funny as ever.

Chelsea, one of my favourite gals in the whole wide world, is currently reading this book (or so GoodReads tells me anyway…).  As I have little doubt she will end up recommending this book to me, I might as well get a head start and read it anyway.  I’m not too sure what it is actually about, but here’s hoping it will make sense once I get into it!   I’m not going to lie, the cover definitely makes me laugh.  I may have already taken a picture of it and sent it to my boyfriend heeheeheehee…

The Bees by Laline Paull

Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen.   Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. Then she finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous.  Enemies roam everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police to the high priestesses who jealously guard the Hive Mind. But Flora cannot help but break the most sacred law of all, meaning her instinct to serve is overshadowed by a desire, as overwhelming as it is forbidden…

A book I have been wanting to read for a while is The Bees.  This is the first novel I know of that is told from the point of view of a bee, and it just sounds so mysterious and intriguing.  It’s definitely something different to what I usually read, and I hope it will get those few remaining brain cells of mine moving.   I am keeping everything crossed I will enjoy this.  I will be so disappointed if it turns out to be mediocre. *sad face*

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?

Hallelujah! I’ve FINALLY managed to get my hands on a copy of “The Rosie Project”.   Seriously, I’ve heard so much about this book.  I’ve been meaning to read it for aaaages but finding it in my local library is as likely as finding a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow.   Does that justify me borrowing it, when I have about 40 books at home?  I hope it does.   I suppose I could have bought it, but then again I wasn’t sure if I would like it.   Out of the three books I have here, I think I will read this first.  I will be reading this mostly at work and I need something relatively easy to dip in and out of.  Please do not be disappointing!

In case you were wondering, I couldn’t find Animal Farm!  Tell me, what is on your To Be Read list?

Dannie x

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January 18, 2016
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8 Comments

  • Reply Rachael Amy

    The Bees was fantastic! I absolutely loved it and recommended it to everyone who would listen. My dad is currently obsessed with it! I’d love to read a review when you’ve read it!

    January 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Ooooh, I’m so excited <3 I'll let you know what I thought :D xx

      January 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    Your library has seriously amazing books! Mine isn’t so great because it’s so unorganised. I’m sure they have great books but I do not have the time to try and find things because they are never where they’re supposed to be :( Right now, my TBR consists of finishing off Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I started it at the end of December and I’m really enjoying it, but exams and assignments are getting in the way.

    January 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      For a seaside town it’s alright! It might even be better than the one I used to go to in Leeds!
      Ooooh, I think you reviewed that so I shall pop over and see what you thought! xx

      January 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply amy

    I am not going to lie, the first book caught my attention…. ha!

    The Rosie Project was ok in my opinion but I didn’t love it, I found it hard to pulled in by the story.

    January 19, 2016 at 7:39 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is a bit of an attention seeker… haha! Perhaps not one to read on the train…. *blushes*
      Oh dear! I wonder if I will like it or not :O xx

      January 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Megan

    You’re going to bloody love The Rosie Project!! I really want to read The Bees too, it looks like such an interesting concept :)

    January 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I have just started the rosie project, really hoping I like it! :) I’ll let you know! <3

      January 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm

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