Here's what I've been reading recently, lovely library books and some second hand finds too,
Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Oh I loved Dumplin'. Dumplin' is a self proclaimed fat girl from Texas, a high school student with a job in a fast food joint and a mother who runs a teen beauty pagent. When her aunt dies, Dumplin' enters the beauty pagent and confonts lots of her own (and others) beliefs about her body (thoughts that ring true to me, as someone who is currently plus sized, but who felt fat even as a size 10!). There's also a brooding, hot co-worker, high school friendships and Dolly Parton. Read it!
Royal Wedding - Meg Cabot
This is the 11th book in the Princess Diaries series we probably all remember from our teenagery times. In fact I found the whole collection of Princess Diaries books in a charity shop for 30p each and re-read them in preparation for reading Royal Wedding. This 11th installment picks up the same characters in their twenties, it's nice to see where they all end up, and there's the promised royal wedding. Perfect comfort reading.
Hag-seed - Margaret Atwood
Oooh this is a clever book, as all Margaret Atwood books tend to be. Hag-seed is a retelling of the Tempest, set in the unlikely (but workable!) world of a prison theatre group. I love Shakespeare and I love Margaret Atwood and I loved this book!
Craft for the Soul - Pip Lincolne
Craft for the Soul is a nice self-help style book to help you live a happy and creative life. It's nothing ground breaking, but I found it full of gentleness, inspiration and nice ideas. I love the craft section at the back too.
What have you been reading?