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Ellie
About My Library

I have a bit of everything in my library - fiction, science, classics, biography, history, you name it! Most of the books on my shelves are unread, because I'm quite good at letting go of books I've finished with and tend to only keep my favourites. However, I still have an entire box room devoted to keeping them contained, because I'm also quite good at collecting MORE books. I'm like a papery magpie and occasionally have to be literally dragged out of bookshops. My mum is convinced that one day the floor will collapse and kill us all in our sleep - but what a way to go... ;)

About Me

I'm a 35 year-old English lass, living in beautiful Derbyshire with my mum and our three cats, Millie, Domino and Leo. Things that make me happy include blackbirds singing, blue skies, trees, bright colours, smart sitcoms and leisurely meals with a good book.



MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century - Jessica Bruder (nf)
Heartstopper Volumes 1-4 - Alice Oseman (f)
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake - Frank Abagnale (nf)
You Were Never Really Here - Jonathan Ames (f)
Ghost Wall - Sarah Moss (f)
How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff (f)

THE LAST THING I...

Watched: A few episodes of The Handmaid's Tale S3
Consumed: Chicken and tomato pasta with broccoli
Listened to: Halo theme by VoicePlay feat. Scott Porter ♥
Bought: The Circle and The Every by Dave Eggers

BOOKS READ IN 2022

January
1. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying - Marie Kondo, read by Lucy Scott (audio)(nf)
2. The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Fry (audio)(f)
3. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess (f)

February
4. The Bees - Laline Paull, read by Orlagh Cassidy (audio)(f)

March
5. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris (f)
6. We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by the author (audio)(nf)

April
7. Lullaby - Leila Slimani (f)

May
8. The Secret of Crickley Hall - James Herbert (f)
9. The Hating Game - Sally Thorne (f)
10. Conversations With Friends - Sally Rooney, read by Aoife McMahon (audio)(f)
11. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (f)
12. Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet - Heather Poole (nf)

June
13. The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris (f)
14. Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking - Ashley 'Dotty' Charles (nf)
15. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood, read by Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd et al (audio)(f)
16. Johnny and the Dead - Terry Pratchett (f)
17. Jaws - Peter Benchley (f)
18. Maurice - E.M. Forster, read by Ben Whishaw (f)

July
19. Summerwater - Sarah Moss, read by Morven Christie (f)
20. Paws in the Proceedings - Deric Longden (nf)
21. Nick and Charlie - Alice Oseman (f)
22. The Testaments - Margaret Atwood, read by Ann Dowd, Mae Whitman, Bryce Dallas Howard et al (audio)(f)
23. The Fell - Sarah Moss, read by Emma Lowndes (f)
24. Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon (f)
25. In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired 'Moby Dick' - Nathaniel Philbrick (nf)
26. Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata (f)

August
27. Show Us Who You Are - Elle McNicoll, read by Charlotte Boundy (f)

Books in bold are my favourites so far!

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Bookstores: High Peak Bookstore & Cafe, Scarthin Books, Waterstone's Chesterfield

Libraries: Chesterfield Library

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