A Bundle of Books Posts

I am a strong believer in the idea that money is never wasted on books. Books encourage creativity and a passion for knowledge, becoming vessels that simultaneously entertain and educate us. All books are valuable in some way, whether they be fiction or non-fiction, and so supporting writers whose books we love is so important in expressing the meaning their work has in our lives. We all have writers we consider to be our favourites and, as such, we wait in eager anticipation for their latest book to be released fully aware that it will bring us joy. Personally, I’m the type of reader that when I fall in love with an author, I not only want to read every book they’ve written, but I also want to support their art by buying their books. You do not necessarily have to support your favourite author in a monetary way, but it is the strongest indicator that their work is well-received as you are contributing to the success of their book and thus increasing their chances of writing another one! Today, I’d like to share a few authors whose books I automatically purchase because I love their stories immensely and want to support their work. It doesn’t matter what the book is about, I will still buy it because the author has ceased to disappoint me in the past! Here are my top three auto-buy authors!

For as long as I can remember, books have been my greatest comfort and reading my favourite hobby. Most of my childhood was spent with my face burrowed within the pages of a book, transported from this world to an alternate dimension. However, high school ruined the magic I associated with books and reading when I was expected to read novels, plays, and poetry I had little to no interest in. Once I left school, I struggled to enjoy books as much as I used to but was determined to get back to that place once more. Since then, I set myself a reading challenge annually to encourage me to read more books according to the sort of goals I had for my reading that year. 2019 is no different!

I love creating lists of any kind, especially at the beginning of a new year! The year ahead feels so full of promise and opportunity, making goal-setting in all aspects of my life something I’ve really enjoyed doing lately. This year, I’ve decided to take it easy with my reading goals, allowing me to enjoy each book for what it has to offer whilst also making it slightly challenging for me. There is so much I have planned for this year that I neither want to neglect reading altogether nor overwhelm myself with ambitious reading goals. I think these goals are manageable and realistic without being dull or too easy to achieve!

The festive season has arrived and I am so excited! There are so many things that I love about this time of year, like watching cheesy Christmas movies and spending quality time with my family. Whilst my reading tastes usually stay the same year-round, I wanted to try and incorporate something more festive this December to get me more into the Christmas spirit. Considering that I live in South Africa, our Christmas season is always hot, sunny, and a lot of it is spent in the pool. If you are in a similar climate to me over this season, or just want to feel a bit more festive, I have three book recommendations to help bring the snow to you!