The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
I’ve heard about this book somewhere. Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell (along with his wife) translate Naoki’s story about being an autistic teenager and the challenges that come with it. Personally, I know people affected by autism, and it interests me as well. This is likely to be a very good read!
1,339 Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop
Now I am a massive fan of the TV show QI. For those who don’t know, it is a comedy panel show with a difference. QI itself stands for quite interesting, and the show discusses facts based around a particular topic. As a lover of facts, this book is a must-have!
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
I usually don’t tend to judge books by the awards they have received, but I was intrigued by this book when it won The Costa Book Award 2013. This book details an insight into the progression of a mental illness (schizophrenia I believe), which I believe should be interesting to read.
Also, Waterstones posted a first chapter preview, and I liked what I read, so I seized the opportunity to buy it yesterday!
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom is a great author. I previously read The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and it’s such a delightful and thought-provoking book. So when I saw this book advertised, I had a read of the blurb.
The book itself is about the inventor of the first watch and him telling people about the true meaning of time. Again, Albom has come up with an ingenious and intriguing idea! I can’t wait to read it!
After all the books were bought, I then had a wonderful Costa hot chocolate. This was what the medium size was like. (I’m worried about the large!)
I’m also interested to hear if you have any book recommendations. If you have any, comment below! I’d love to hear them!