What I read this month: January 2019

What I read this month January 2019This year, I am going to try and read 52 books, one a week. This is what I’ve read so far.

  1. Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
    The sequel to Barnes’ first memoir, ‘Working Class Boy’, this book is a surprisingly good read, although I didn’t find it as interesting as the first.
  2. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
    A collection of vibrant short stories from a fantastic author. The book explores various dystopian futures, fictional scientific discoveries, and reflections on life in general. Most of the stories, although quite short, have a twist, sometimes dark, comedic, or both.
  3. Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
    Featuring poems, drawings and reflections from the late songwriter, this would have to be one of the most interesting poetry books I have read in a while.
  4. The QI Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
    Full of laughs and curiosities, this book was jam-packed with debunked ‘facts’ and idioms, random trivia, and information to impress your friends (or make you seem very pretentious, you choose how to view it).
  5. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
    It is kind of cheating, adding this to the list, seeing as I haven’t quite finished it yet, but I’m sure I will soon. A crime novel from an award-winning literary author, this book is the perfect mixture of a good thriller, and a well-paced literary novel.