So, this is my last blog post of 2017. At first I intended to list all of the books I read but I then realised that it would make a painfully dull and long blog post so I did my best to choose my Top 5 reads from this year to have a little chat about.
Hello! I decided I’d take my first proper weekend out of university for my winter break to write up a little post with a life update to discuss how I found my first semester of university, how my reading is going and just a few general points.
It feels a little bit scary talking about 2018 already but here we are in December so, I’ve been thinking about some of the books I want to revisit next year. Obviously, there are going to be book next year which I am very excited for but I need to get some more research done on those before I make a post about my anticipated reads of the next year.
I’ve only got a few books to talk about here but, let’s get onto discussing these books…
The other week, I found myself with a relatively light reading load for university, so I finally decided to pick up this book. Obviously, there’s been a lot of hype around this book due to the upcoming film adaptation – Love, Simon – which is released in March 2018. This is not the first of Becky Albertalli’s books which I have read, as I read The Upside of Unrequited in the summer and loved it. So, here are my thoughts on Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda…
As you probably well know by now, most of the reading I do at the moment is for my university and therefore, I do not really have a choice in what I read. Thus far, I haven’t felt as though the books that I’ve read are worth mentioning on this blog. However, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve read a couple of books which have captured my interest a little more than the others and this is mainly because I wouldn’t have picked them up off my own back. So, I decided to share these with you here…
You may have noticed that in the months of September and October, I didn’t post a wrap-up, and there was a severe lack of book reviews and that is quite simply because I barely read. Ever since getting started at university, I’m either been working, or putting off work.
Now, the course that I am doing is an English-based course but for the books I started studying in October, I read earlier in the summer so I was ahead. Unfortunately, I have not been keeping ahead and now I have less than a week to finish two books and a play. So I am naturally beginning to pick up the pace with my reading and I am beginning to get my way through some books. I do have a shelf with books that aren’t related to my course to read if/when I have some time but honestly with the amount of reading I have to do for the course, when it comes to spare time, I’d rather do anything but read.
The other main point of this update is that I am trying to make a conscious effort to change my reading taste. I’m trying to move away from YA fiction and venture in further when it comes to classics. Obviously I still have plenty of YA on my shelves that I haven’t read and I’ll either read them or give them to a charity shop if I don’t have the urge to read them anymore. However, any purchases I make in the future will likely not be a YA books unless it’s one I genuinely really want to read or it’s gifted to me.
If you’re interested, the books that I am currently reading are: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and the play Endgame by Samuel Beckett.
I know this post has been short but hopefully I’ll be back with a longer post next week!
Before we get into this list of things, you might have to bear with me. I am aware that this is list has essentially no categories but it is merely a list of things that have made me happy recently. As I said it’s a bit of an odd list so let’s get right into it…