5 Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf – January 2020

I know it’s not a Tuesday, but I am highly inspired by In between spines and That Artsy Reader Girl (thank you!) to do this post. I have written top 5 recent additions to my bookshelf for you to have a sneak peek of what I will be reading next. So here we go! 

1) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Print Length: 399 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage Digital

The book has been a phenomenal success worldwide and I wasn’t eager to read until I heard the podcast interview On How To Set Expectations by Jay Shetty and Yuval Noah Harari. This interview piqued my interest in this book and I read some sample pages on my kindle—it is an easy read, I confess.
Buy the book: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

2) The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

Print Length: 263 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: 47North

The Vine Witch was an impulse buy. I read the summary and it has something to do with wine and witchcraft. Plus, it is YA and look at the gorgeous cover!
Buy the book: The Vine Witch 

3) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Print Length: 400 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins

Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a genre of its own. It was awarded Début Book of the Year at British Book Awards 2018. We (me and classmates) were given some takeaway books by HarperCollins when we visited their production house in Glasgow as a part of a study tour. It’s a bookish dream come true, undoubtedly.
Buy the book: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

4) Atomic Habits by James Clear

Print Length: 288 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Business Books

I am a self-help book junkie. Anything that motivates me to experiment and work better with substantial evidence to support the claims and principles is how I like my daily dose of encouragement. Plus, I am reading it with a book buddy to make my self-help book reading more interesting. I first tried the audio-book; a chapter in and I needed it in paperback.
Buy the book: Atomic Habits

5) Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil by Jean-Claude Izzo

Print Length: 120 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Europa Editions

I am excited to add this title to my pile high list of food fiction collection that needs to be read and written about. This will probably be my first introduction to Mediterranean cuisine food writing. I love food, books and travel; the title sounds delicious!
Buy this book: Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil

I hope my book haul collection has sparked some curiosity for you to check out these books or if you have read any of the above, please feel free to tell me how was your experience reading it (without spoilers, of course!). Now off I go to clear my shelf.

Note: I read across various genres, and I am trying to expand my reading preferences. If you have any recommendations, feel free to write it below!

Thank you so much for reading this post. Cheers!

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A closet writer with a knack for adding vivid, witty & personal details. I love coffee, books and food. Highly appreciate lo-fi music and illustrations. Borderline obsessed with stationery, productivity and organisation tools. Always in search of adventures & stories by travelling or being buried in books. Current Status ↠ Growing plants in my room. Life Goals ↠ Spark conversations, ideas & inspiration with a cup of mild roasted black coffee.

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