Pixie’s Reading List – February 2020

Hello lovelies!

Reading is something I’ve always loved, and it’s always been a lovely escape, so I decided to share it! Introducing Pixie’s Reading List!

I’ll be honest, I ran into a massive brain-fog block trying to write an introduction for this series after stumbling around for a few days trying to make something coherent happen on the page, so I’ll just say it how it is. I did say this blog would be a stream of consciousness after all!

I fancied sharing the books that I read each month, because why not? This isn’t going to be a book review series, just a book-share series.

Pixie is holding a book, titled "Unnatural Causes" by Doctor Richard Shepherd. The cover is light blue, and has images of various surgical instruments lined up across the front. There are quotes from readers such as "absolutely brilliant" and "a haunting page-tuner" dotted around.

I’ve been really into my non-fiction lately, so in February I started reading “Unnatural Causes” by Dr Richard Shepherd. By the time the end of February rolled around I hadn’t quite finished it, and I’m still a good couple of chapters away from finishing (because my reading has been more than a little bit slow lately) but I’ve definitely been stuck into it.

I went through a massive phase of pretty much only reading crime fiction a few years ago, and my love for it has definitely started creeping back now!

A back view of the book. The blurb reads "Top forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has performed over 23,000 autopsies. A detective in his own right, he must solve the mystery of sudden or unexplained deaths; how did this person die? In the pursuit of truth, he has tackled serial killers, natural disasters, 'perfect murders', and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. In Unnatural Causes he tells us the story not only of the bodies and cases that have haunted him most, but also how to live a life steeped in death."

I never actually thought I’d really be one for non-fiction reading, but having recently read Adam Kay’s books “This is Going to Hurt” and “The Nightshift Before Christmas” I’ve been pretty hooked!

Some of the cases can be difficult to read and are potentially triggering to some folks, so if this is something you fancy picking up, do read with caution.

Ester, a tabby and white cat with white paws, is laying on top of Pixie’s book. Her feet are placed daintily over the spine of the book, obscuring some of the title.
Ester was helping me take some blog photos!

In terms of reading with fatigue, there’s a lot of medical terminology which can be a bit mentally taxing to read.

Have you been reading or listening to any audiobooks lately? I’d love to know!

As always, image descriptions and transcriptions of words in images are provided in the alt text feature, but please let me know if there’s anything I can do better with and improve on to make this blog as accessible as possible!

Pixie x

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