Hello guys !
Consider this month an extension of last haha. But a little worse/better. I’m even busier ANd better at managing my time than I was last month. I’m struggling a lot to find time to blog because now even my weekends are busy with various things BUT I still manage because I refuse to give it up or take a break yet, I just love it too much. Though commenting Wise, aside from the weekends, I suck. and I also spend my afternoons more often than not at the hospital, hello more opportunities because bye-bye most medstudents *evil laugh* which leads me to something REALLY exciting that happened last week and which you might have seen on Twitter: I SCRUBED IN WITH THE SURGEONS LAST THURSDAY AAAH!!! I’ve been to the OR a lot of times but I never scrubed in until I was roaming around that day when a resident I know saw me and asked me to. It was SO exciting to get to handle tools and feel useful, I even got to help doing the stitches when we were closing up. I SERIOUSLY LOVE WHAT I DO. Though, I got home at 6pm. Dead. And then slept from 8pm to 7 the next morning. Oups.
I read another 6 books this month which I’m really happy with. I think 6 is my average now, because I stabilised there for quite some while now. I actually took a break from re-reading Harry Potter, I only have to read the last book and then Cursed Child which I’m probably leaving for December (I know I said in my last wrap-up November. But no. Still pushing it further away.)
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The Romantics – Leah Konen
Well, this book was a bummer! But an enjoyable bummer! Let me explain my confusing self. It is VERY CUTE and interesting, it being from Love’s point of view, it made for some pretty funny moments. But that ending just had me frustrated and wanting to smack my head against a wall for how anti-climactic it was.
More Happy than Not – Adam Silvera
I think that if I don’t shut up about this book really soon, I’ll get rocks thrown at me. BUT IT IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS !! It is so heartbreaking but no necessarely so, it deal with so many important issues that you cannot miss out on reading it. It might be triggering to some, though, because it deals with suicide, assault, depression and homophobia.
And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Husseini
Oh how I loved all the stories in this book!! And yes I say stories and not story because it’s not only Pari and Abdullah that are mentioned in the synopsis, it’s also Suleiman, Nabi, Nila, Markos, the Bachiris and so on. All those characters have opened my eyes to one thing or another and some of the aspects and struggles were even relatable to me.
Even if I didn’t like them all, I appreciated ever character for the role they played and they equally broke my heart and made me smile.
Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell
I know now why I DON’T like to read short stories, they’re just so unsatisfactory. Ugh! This story started out nerdy and funny but it just went nowhere. I don’t know if I missed something but aside all the Star Wars -which I know Nothing about- there was nothing happening. I picked it up because there was some romance talk but even that wasn’t there, so this just wasn’t for me. Even though I don’t hate it, I don’t like it either. I’m just meh about it.
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
This book is such a great and interesting read for a greek mythology lover like myself.
I loved the LGBT spin the author did on it and how it changed the story, not in a drastic way because the original myth is still there, it was also amazing to see how she manage to keep it intact while still bringing her own elements to it! really appreciated that, especially considering that this is probably my favorite myth.
Though the story felt slow at times, it was beautifully crafted and I really enjoyed it !
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
This book was amazingly magnificent and heart-shattering. It reminded me of And the Mountains Echoed in more ways than one at first, essentially the structure of the book itself and the fact that it has multiple POVs as well, then it took a path of its own and I adored it even more. This was so beautifully written and brutally honest that I just couldn’t not love it. It also follows a family throught 3 centuries which was fascinating because I felt like things were drastically changing in seemless ways but they also felt the same. Weird, I know! What’s new?
(Click on the titles to be redirected to the review)
- Iron Cast – Destiny Soria
- The Romantics – Leah Konen
- More Happy than Not – Adam Silvera
- And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Husseini
- October 1st: September Little-peek
- October 3rd: Real Talk: Keep Looking at the Bright Side
- October 5th: How it All began and how to make it Last (aka Blogger Recognition Award)
- October 10th: #CritYourFaves: Harry Potter and -the lack of- Diversity
- October 12th: Mid-Autumn Festival Book Tag
- October 17th: My Habits as a Reader: From Silly to Pathologic
- October 19th: The Aussie Book Tag
- October 24th: To Some, Access to Books is a Luxury
- October 25th: 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge 3.0 : Day I
- October 26th: (1) 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge 3.0 : Day II
- October 26th: (2) The Great British Bake-off Book Tag
- October 27th: 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge 3.0 : Day III
And that, my friends, is a wrap. I feel like I’ve been doing pretty good reading more diversely lately and it’s not even a conscious effort, I’m just naturally reaching out for a wider variety of books which I’m thrilled about. Next month will probably be on the same track as this one though I hope to post a new #FMTM post if I find enough time because those posts take FOREVER to write up but at the same time it’s been a while and I miss them. That being said, no promises.
That’s it until next time.
What books did you read in October ? And what have been the Highlights of your month ?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.
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