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Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended

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Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended

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I can’t believe it has been one month since I was home. I felt like my time there was so quick and when I got back everything has been even quicker. Now that Halloween is behind us {the UK barely celebrates, but truly embraced it this year}, the festive season is basically in full swing—so I guess I went back to America at the right time. And if you’re wondering, here is where I shared why I took a break in the first place.

My trip back home kind of happened out of the blue and for no reason really except I hadn’t been home in almost two years. This time, I decided to things that really embraced what being home meant. This meant spending time with my family, going home, eating lots and taking time off to read in my favorite nook at home. So before I left I asked you what books you recommend. There were tons of great suggestions and I have a running list of things I want to read now, but here are three I picked up!

Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

One thing that most expats have a hard time is really knowing their new home country’s pop culture. I didn’t have the same upbringing as most of my British friends and find that I can’t relate to a lot of things they remember from their childhood or continue to love even today. One of those things are columnists. I have my fair share of favorite American columnists, but didn’t know many British ones until Dolly Alderton. I came across her in the blogging world. She covers real topics and in her recent publication, it’s all about love. Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is one that every girl can relate to in some way or another. She writes a winding story about her blind dates, Tinder moments, friends-with-benefits all intertwined with life, career and personal experiences. Though not my typical read, Alderton’s book is the one to read if you’re feeling as if you’re the only person in the world and that you’re not being looked after.

Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

If there is one thing I love, it is a good historical fiction. I always end up reaching for those in the bookshop and usually prefer to watch a film inspired off of a historical event. The Tattooist of Auschwitz was one I was nervous about because I find films and books about the Holocaust to be very emotionally daunting reads. This one, though difficult in some parts, was an uplifting read. It was a different perspective about a Slovakian Jew named Lale who is assigned the duty of tattooing identification numbers on the incoming prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau. He is a true diplomat and establishes ties and alliances to exchange jewels and money for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive all whilst falling in love. Though a harrowing account, it’s a read about endurance and goodness in humanity. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended
Volume Fourteen: 3 Books You Recommended

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I just finished this yesterday and found this light read to be very charming all thanks to Jess (who I met through blogging adventures). Don Tillman is a professor of genetics who starts a scientific project to find his perfect wife comes across a woman named Rosie who is on the hunt for her biological father. Rosie is the complete opposite of Don and the story is about their clash of worlds all whilst trying to achieve this scientific project. At first I found this book a bit strange as I don’t think people with Aspergers should be used as a means of entertainment, but realized that the novel is a great read for those with AS. It’s a sweet love story in the end with quite a twist at the end!

And now the mic is back on you. Clearly I enjoy what you’ve suggested, so I would love another set of reads to add to my list!

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