October 6, 2016

the year in books :: October 2016

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There’s something about the beginning of Autumn that means the prospect of curling up with a book becomes even more appealing than usual. I’m slowly making my way through Anna Karenina. I find that it’s one that needs my full concentration, so not great for a sleepy end-of-the-day read, which means it may take me a little while, but that’s no bad thing!

I’m extremely excited about my October choice, the rather zeitgeisty ‘The Book of Hygge‘ by Louisa Thomsen Brits. I’m a huge fan of Louisa’s gentle and nature-infused Instagram feed, and I’ve been fascinated for some time by the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ (hue-gah), which seems to have entered common parlance of late, and although I am drawn to it, I know very little about it, and am keen to discover more. Not only that, but this book is utterly beautiful and is illustrated with stunning photographs by Susan Bell. I feel quite sure that I have a treat in store.

The October Twitter chat for  #theyearinbooks chat will be at 9pm on Monday 10th October. As a rule, the chat is on the first Monday of the month. It is always an absolute treat, so do come along and join us if Twitter’s your thing; we’re a very welcoming crowd, and you’re sure to come away with a to-read list as long as your arm, and some bookish new friends to boot. (I’m @circleofpines on Twitter.) If you’d like me to tweet you a reminder nearer the time, give me a shout and I’ll add you to the list.

You can find all the details about the Year in Books project on the YIB information page. Here’s a quick reminder of how it works: The aim of the project is to read (at least) a book a month during 2016. It’s not a conventional book club, so we don’t usually all read the same book. At the start of the month, I blog about the book that I am intending to read and write a few words (thoughts, comments, a review of sorts) about the previous month’s book. If you would like to do the same on your own blog, or over on Instagram, please do join me! Posts can be shared via #theyearinbooks on Twitter or Instagram, or can be pinned to the Year in Books Pinterest board (let me know in the blog comments if you would like to be added as a pinner- I’ll just need your email address to send you an invitation.) Do also feel free to share a link to your post in my blog post comments. I’d appreciate it if you could link back here from any blog posts. You can read about why I started the project here, and find the most recent #theyearinbooks posts here.

You don’t have to blog about your books- you can participate purely via social media and can share as many books as you like- it doesn’t have to be restricted to one a month. I am @circleofpines on Instagram and on Twitter : please do tag me so that I can see your posts.

There’s a Goodreads group for this project, and all are very welcome to join. Finally, if you are on Pinterest, do follow  and peruse the Year in Books Pinterest Board for all manner of bookish inspiration. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have taken part before- everyone is welcome and it’s never too late to get involved. 

{ I was sent my copy of ‘The Book of Hygge’ by the author, Louisa Thomsen Brits.}

4 thoughts on “the year in books :: October 2016

  1. Elaine tobin

    This same little book arrived at my door today and am so looking forward to reading it. It’s going to be a real treat to read I think and like you I know nothing about hygge only that it is drawing me in and I need to know more.

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  2. Elaine tobin

    This same little book arrived at my door today and am so looking forward to reading it. It’s going to be a real treat to read I think and like you I know nothing about hygge only that it is drawing me in and I need to know more.

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  3. Karen

    I just got this book and love it so it was so nice to find you featuring it as your October book club recommendation! It’s really struck a chord with me (especially as we approach autumn and winter) and I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually do a lot and feel a lot of those same ‘hygge’ things already! I’ve been rubbish at joining the monthly book club chats or even commenting regularly but I always follow your recommendations on Instagram and enjoy finding like-minded readers

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