To the new year!

Hello, and a happy new year to you, my lovely readers.-
It’s finally 2017, after the rather too literal monster of a year, 2016. (It was awful at points, right?) Anyway, let’s not dwell on that. New year, new attitude, and all that.
This was a website that began all the way back in 2012; it has gone through many guises since then. First just a young teenage rambling pot, a fashion faux par of a website, history, and, finally, lifestyle. And if there was anything that I could advise you on, in terms of the latter, is to read. Read as much as you can, just to experience the world outside of your own life.
I have loved to read since I first learnt to do so.
I wanted to write this first post, encouraging you to do so, because it is educative. Your thinking widens, ideas sharpen, and you can formulate yourself as a person. It also is a good thing to discuss with friends, family, etc.
To start you off, here are all the books I read last year:

  • Pain, parties, work By Elizabeth Winder.
  • Station 11 
  • Mates, dates, and inflatable bras by Cathy Hopkins.
  • The White House years.
  • The letters of Sylvia Plath.
  • We are all made of stars by Rowan Coleman. X2
  • How to be Parisian. X2
  • The curious incident of the dog in the night time.
  • Audrey at home.
  • Boys in the trees by Carly Simon. X2
  • I capture the castle by Dodi Smith.
  • Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran.
  • This is the real life.
  • Lies we tell ourselves.
  • New York Jackie.
  • Salem falls by Jodi Picoult.
  • The great gatsby.
  • Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult.
  • Searching for grace Kelly. X2
  • Sylvia Plath in Devon by Gail Crowther.
  • Keeping faith.
  • Off the page.
  • Sister, missing by Sophie Mackenzie 
  • The memory book by Rowan Coleman
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
  • How to build a girl by Caitlin Moran
  • The beautiful game
  • Ballet shoes from Noel Shettfield
  • A curious career by Lynn Barber.
  • Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig.
  • Baby doll.
  • A streetcar named Desire.
  • Deathless.
  • An evil cradling.
  • Revenge wears Prada.
  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.
  • Dreaming in French by Alice Kaplan.
  • Andree’s war.
  • The unseen world
  • Clover moon by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Small great things.
  • Paper aeroplanes.
  • The muse by Jessie Burton.
  • Lady Chatterlys lover
  • The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins.
  • The graduate.
  • Asking for it. 
  • Whispers through a megaphone.
  • The whistler.
  • The ugly sister.
  • The shadow of the wind.
  • We are completely beside ourselves.
  • Tales from the secret annexe.
  • Elizabeth is missing 

Caitlin Moran makes a good point, in comparison to search engines; a book is more specialised, more specific even, than a popular result on the internet. They have more to teach us than the potential of falsehoods online. You don’t even have to digest a huge book; start small.
Hopefully this post doesn’t come off as too condescending, however I think Reading is key to a good lifestyle. It could even just be BBC news-anything.
Okay, rant over-


  1. January 1, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Janet’s thread and commented:
    One person’s reading list for 2016. Mine will be published shortly – watch this space.

  2. January 2, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Gee you’ve been busy, it’s not condescending at all, just admirable! I’ve set myself the task to read 36 books in 2017 not sure how that’s going to go. What was your favourite from 2016?
    Katie x

    • January 2, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      Tricky question,that….maybe a toss up between The Help and Small Great Things. What’s yours?

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