New Finds Friday, Week 4

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely week. I’ve really been looking forward to having a lazy couple of days after what felt like a century long workweek. The UK is apparently due for snow and ice again tomorrow and Sunday (snore) so it probably won’t be a great weekend for doing anything outdoorsy, which is a bit disapointing. But no worries, spring should be just around the corner!

I haven’t added too many books onto my ‘to-read’ shelf on Goodreads this week, but I’m still excited about these new additions. Let me know if you’ve read any of them in the comments!

As a reminder, if you want to join in on my weekly New Finds Friday posts, here are the very simple rules!

RULES

  1. Choose any books you’ve added to your Goodreads ‘to-read’ shelf from this week.
  2. Mention why you added it, where you heard about it, and when you think you’ll read it.
  3. Tag ‘New Finds Friday’ creator Ashley in Wonderland.
  4. Share the Rules in your post so others can participate.
  5. Repeat on Fridays!

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)

View on Goodreads.

Where I heard about it: I feel awful because I’m pretty sure I read about this book on someone’s blog and I completely forgot to make a note of who it was, unless I’m imagining it and found it another way. If I talked to someone about this book please let me know who it was!

Why I added it: I haven’t read anything post-apocalyptic in a while. Station Eleven, which seems to partially take place in Toronto, sounds unique and interesting and has really good reviews on Goodreads. I’m also obligated to add books that take place in Southern Ontario on my to-read list since I was born there.

When I’ll probably read it: Not sure, it isn’t an immediate read but definitely something I’ll check out in the future!

The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe (2002) and A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1987) by Stephen Hawking 

View on Goodreads here and here

 


Where I heard about them:
Everywhere. They’re so ingrained in popular culture that it’s almost impossible to avoid hearing about them.

Why I added them: I’m mad at myself for taking until Hawking’s recent death to realise that I really should read one of his books. I’ve read so many interviews with him and watched a bunch of videos but it’s definitely time I sat down and actually read one or both of these books.

When I’ll probably read them: I actually already ordered A Brief History of Time, so once it arrives next week it’ll be added to my soon-to-be-read stack beside my bed!

That’s it for this week! Did you add anything exciting to your to-read shelf this week? Let me know in the comments! x

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