my personality in books

Literary Life: January in Review

Since my book-binge, at the end of December, I’ve found a desire to read return¬†or at least balance with the need to switch off my mind. I’ve finished the last of Sarah Moss’ fiction I had left to read (and now I’m mildly bereft) and the Emily Next series by L. M. Montgomery (which I adored).

I got two extra ear piercings in my left ear lobe, bring the count to 8 ear piercings now. Some do adventures, some dye their hair, some do tattoos, I pierce my ears when I feel a strong desire for change.

Next step, move out.

Currently Reading:

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Unfinished:

None!

I’ve Read:

  1. Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life – Samantha Ellis
  2. Dune – Frank Herbert
  3. Signs for Lost Children – Sarah Moss
  4. Emily Climbs – L. M. Montgomery
  5. Emily’s Quest – L. M. Montgomery
  6. Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo
  7. Idaho – Emily Ruskovich

Hard to pick a favourite from this lot, each one made me feel different in an incomparable way.

How was your January?

Literary Life: November in Review

November was a great month for reading, at least by the end of it when I fell into a bit of a binge. It was just what I needed. Reading has fallen by the wayside since, but I’m not worried about it like I was before, I’m sure I’ll have another spurt. Not entirely sure I’ll reach my goal to read 80 books by Christmas, but I’m feeling fairly zen about it all.

I also cracked out the Christmas tunes, because I LOVE Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year.

Currently Reading:

Too many to really commit to anything.

Unfinished:

None!

I’ve Read:

  1. Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick
  2. Night Waking – Sarah Moss
  3. Nocturnal Animals – Austin Wright
  4. The Eleventh Letter – Tom Tomaszewski
  5. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  6. Inside Vogue: A Diary Of My 100th Year – Alexandra Shulman
  7. Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life – Nina Stibbe

Night Walking was probably my favourite out of this bunch, it’s certainly the one my mind drifts back to. However, they were all wonderful.

How was your literary November?

Literary Life: October in Review

October was the worst reading month I’ve had in a long while, it’s been a mix of a lack of a desire to read, and being too busy or tired. I’m really looking forward to Christmas when I have some time off, I’m going to read everything.

The bookish highlight of my month was Bookshop Day, where I bought The Bloody Project and White Teeth, two brilliant novels.

#bookshopday

I also had a rather fun BYOC evening, but the following hangover was the most horrific thing I have ever experienced. The shame was strong. It did result in a baby Groot though, so not all was lost.

Currently Reading:

Parade’s End¬†– Ford Madox Ford

Unfinished:

None!

I’ve Read:

  1. About My Mother – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  2. His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet
  3. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

Hard to pick a highlight from these, because each was excellent in its own way.

How was your literary October?