Friday, November 1, 2019

October 2019 Wrap-Up!

So...was this the best reading month I've ever had? No. In fact, compared to the rest of the year, this month was terrible for reading. However, I've had such a great month that I don't even care. I read a total of four books this month with two of them being for class and the other two being graphic novels. Apart from reading, I did a lot of exploring and whatnot within London (which you can read about in the study abroad wrap-ups I've linked at the bottom). Hopefully November will be a better month considering I have so much reading to do, but I'm not quite sure how well that will work since I'm going to be so busy with traveling and working on final assessments. Anyway, without further ado, let's just dive into my October wrap-up!

Title: The Castle of Otranto
Author: Horace Walpole
Rating: N/A--read for class
I'm choosing to leave a rating off since I was required to read this for a class. Overall, not a bad book. I did enjoy it more than a lot of ones I've had to read for various classes over the years. However, I wouldn't say it's a great one either. I think one of the main things this book showed me was how, in classes, men are just so dumb. Like...maybe taking a step back and looking at a situation from a rational standpoint might mean you don't do something dumb?

Title: Heartstopper, Volume 1
Author: Alice Oseman
Rating: 4 // 5 stars
Rereading this was so fun and just a nice, cute way to spend an afternoon. This was my second time reading this and I was reminded why I enjoyed it so much the first time around. While it's a simpler story compared to the high fantasies that I read, I was engrossed from page one and I loved it on this reread.

Title: Heartstopper, Volume 2
Author: Alice Oseman
Rating: 4 // 5 stars
If my heart was full from the first volume, it's bursting after this one because of how cute it was. These characters are so wonderful and the story is compelling and relatable to every teenager who's ever had a first crush or a coming out story. 10/10 would recommend. 

Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Rating: n/a--read for class
This was my first time reading it and, while I had to read it for class, I did really enjoy it. It took me quite a long time to get through it because I was annotating and taking notes, but I have to say that reading it all at once definitely helped me to understand and follow the story better. I already knew the big twist at the end but I did really enjoy it.


Studying Abroad in London: Classes & A Cruise
September 2019 Wrap-Up
Blog Tour: "The Good Luck Girls" by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Studying Abroad in London: Clubs & New Cities
Studying Abroad in London: Musicals & Stonehenge
Fall Reading Recommendations
Studying Abroad in London: Cemeteries & Even More Shows
Studying Abroad in London: A Date and a Party

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