It has been a long month. Exams, beginning my last term of uni ever, the current political state of 99.9% of the world… Yes, I’m talking about He Who Shall Not Be Named. A few people have agreed with me that we’ve thrown ourselves into personal projects this month just to escape some of what’s going on. (Though I think it’s important to remain informed and active, #selfcare is just as important). So here’s a post on what I’ve been reading this month, and some other going-ons that brought a smile to my face.
I have been reading a lot more poetry recently. I was never really a fan of poetry when I was in school. They were interesting, and fun if they rhymed, but they never held my interest the way a full length novel could. Not until very recently, anyway. It all started when I randomly found myself reading an eBook of The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace in December, and fell in love. This led me to checking out a few more poetry eBooks which are all actually quite cheap on Kindle. Here are the ones I read this month:
I’m glad for my newfound admiration of poetry and I can’t wait to read more. One of my absolute favourites not included in this list because I read it in December is Salt by Nayyirah Waheed. It was so powerful and raw, and I just don’t have the words.
Moving on to the books I read this month… I actually didn’t read much this month but there were two books I have got to mention. Probably two of my most anticipated and favourite books of 2017, even though it’s only January. Are you ready?
YES. You read that right. I read Traitor to the Throne, the sequel to the fantastic Rebel of the Sands. I’m still trying to get myself together enough to actually finish drafting my review but I CANNOT. It was so good and more than I could’ve hoped for and just such an epic, kickass adventure.
Cries. I can’t believe it’s the end. Someone hold me while I rock back and forth. You can read my full review of the last book in the Blood for Blood trilogy here!
What else happened this month?
Guess who got Hamilton (London) tickets?!
I got to ask the wonderful Stephanie Garber, creator of Caraval which is out this month, a bunc of quesstions! It was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot about her writing process, tips she’d give to aspiring authors, and even what her carnival performer name would be. You can check the Q&A out here!
Hope you all had a bearable January, sometimes it’s helpful to just look back at the good things amongst the scary. Let’s hope for the best for the rest of the year…