Here's what I'm reading this month.
Just My Type by Simon Garfield
I borrowed this off my mum the other week - I love non fiction books on various random topics i know nothing about, and this is one. Although I've downloaded a million free fonts for use on my blog, I've never really thought much about the history of the most famous fonts - helvetica, comic sans, times new roman... and this is such an interesting book about them. If you are already a font afficionado then this is probably a bit basic for you, but as an introduction and whistlestop tour around the owrld of fonts this is perfect.
One Summer - America 1927 by Bill Bryson
I devour pretty much anything by Bill Bryson. Ever since my dad gave me a copy of A Walk in thr Woods when I was about 15 and said 'I think you'll like this' I have been hooked. Bryson's books about America are my absolute favourites so I am really glad to see one back in the States. He is so good at gently poking fun at the eccentricities of his homeland while still clearly having a lot of love for it.
A Piano in the Pyrenees - Tony Hawks
I picked this up for 25p at the Lewisham Pensioners Forum charity booksale. I think the pensioners are selling themselves a bit short actually, as they had some real gems at the sale. Any books about English or Americans moving abroad to Europe and instantly suffering a major culture clash when their crumbling wreck falls foul of planning permission and they can't get wifi gives me a bit of a sadistic thrill I have to say! Mainly because I'm pretty jealous of anyone who actually is living the dream of a simpler life in the French or Italian countryside, and also because it always works out in the end and they learn a valuable lesson and get a book deal.
One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
From one book of pure escapism to another - I also picked this up at the charity booksale and can't wait to get started on it! I watched so much sex and the city with my housemates at uni, but I've never actually read any of Candace Bushnell's books, but I am so looking forward to digging into this.
What are you reading at the moment?