Book Review: Starting out in 2017

And with this... #annareadsbooks2017 begins ... 4 months late! So this is what I've done so far (in roughly chronological order, bottom up) 1. "Let Major Parlait Trip" - Agatha Christie. I love a good mystery murder! 2. " Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Probably the single most useful book I've ever read when it comes to my writing and creativity in general. I am a huge fan of her work generally and her philosophy when it comes to art. HIGHLY recommended. 3. "Perfume" by Patrick Süskind. What a delicious delight of a book. Magical and rich and wonderful. Thank you so much @andipottsface 4. "Tinkers" by Paul Harding. F*ck me that is how you WRITE. Pure, unadulterated storytelling. Just wonderful. Thanks Dad for the loan, I think I finished it while the plane was still taxiing! 5, 8 & 9. The three remaining books of the "Neapolitan series" by Elena Ferrante. Super addictive, wonderful storytelling, heartbreaking at times. What a great universe to get lost in. Haven't you read it yet? Get to it! 6. "Freakenomics" by Stephen Levitt and Steven Dubner. I'm obsessed with their podcast thanks to my brother, so I finally read their groundbreaking 2005 book. Just the best. A must read for anyone interested in any kind of economics, or why humans do what they do. 7. "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I bought this years ago and never read it! It's so wonderful and fabulously imaginative. Not hard to see why it is a classic around the world. Reminds me quite a lot of another favourite, Road Dahl. 10. "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. A super interesting and funny autobiography by the stand up comedian a host of The Daily Show. He describes being born mixed race under apartheid in South Africa (=very complicated) without any trace of pity or anger. A fascinating and educational read. Et voilà! Anybody read any of these? Let me know what you thought! I'm also open to recommendations, let em at me! *** #agathachristie #elizabethgilbert #patricksüskind #paulharding #elenaferrante #freakenomics #lepetitprince #antoinedesaintexupery #trevornoah #booklover #readingchallenge #bookworm #procrastinatingwriter #annareadsbooks2016