Sooo my wrap up is a bit late. I usually like to post them on the last day of the month. This time I actually forgot that I had to write a wrap up, or rather I forgot what date it was. Honestly I have no idea where my head was (probably thinking of all the university work that I had to do). Anyway, better late then never!
(Plus it’s not that late, so everything is fine.)
After the disaster of last month (when I read one book and a short story), this one was rather successful. I managed to read five books and I’m very happy with that! Honestly I didn’t enjoy most of them (the ones that I had to read for university mostly), but at least the reading slump passed and I was reading again. So there is that!
Now onto the books that I read this month! And this time I’ll go from the one that I enjoyed the least to the one I loved the most.
1 out of 5 stars
Really not much to say about this one. I just didn’t like it.
But let’s be real, I wouldn’t have read it in the first place if I didn’t have to.
(For an university course.) It just didn’t sound like something I would enjoy – and big surprise I was correct. So, while I’m glad to have read this book (for literary reasons and because it means I can pass the exam easier), I could have really lived without it. That’s all there is to it really. I’m just glad that this book was as short as it was, so I was done with it really fast.
2 out of 5 stars
This is one of my least favourite Shakespeare plays. Why? Here are the reasons:
Everyone is very dramatic here.
(Which is kind of the point, but still.) I’m still not sure why the families are so against each other and what happened there. I don’t understand why Romeo and Juliet just didn’t run away together. It would have seriously saved them a lot of heartache. Their relationship is annoying as hell, as are both Romeo and Juliet (and many other characters as well). And honestly, who falls in love in a day with someone and then decides to end their life when the other dies. Apparently these two. I really didn’t enjoy this play much.
3 out of 5 stars
Here is a little fact
(that I’m not sure many of you know): I really enjoy reading ancient literature, be it greek or roman. I don’t know what it is, they just appeal to me.
It has definitely been a while since I last read an ancient Greek play. And when I was researching on goodreads which ones I have read I realised that this one was not one of them. So I decided to change that this month. I really enjoyed this play, it’s not one of my favourites
(by far), but it was really great reading something like it again and it made me remember more of the myth concerning Electra. (Especially when it wasn’t required reading.)
3.5 out of 5 stars
If you are interested in more of my thoughts I have written a full review for this book and you can check it out HERE.
But the short version is that I enjoyed this book. I loved the special abilities that were introduced in this story. The friendship between the two main characters was amazing. I did find the world building (or rather the explanation of the powers) lacking and I didn’t really feel the atmosphere of the time period that it was set in. And there was diversity and racism that was addressed. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.
5 out of 5 stars
If you want to see me fangirling and explaining why I loved this book as much as I did, there is a review that you can check out.
Here I’ll just say that I basically adored everything about this book. It was my most anticipated book
(of like…ever) and I had very high expectations for it. And it managed to live up to them! Honestly it even surpassed them (which I didn’t think would be possible). Simply this book was amazing, wonderful, fantastic and all the other positive attributes that you can think of.
So these are all the books that I read in November.
Have you read any of them? What did you think of them? Do you plan on picking any of them up? Do let me know!
Thank you very much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!