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January 2020 Reading

For this month’s reading list, I thought I’d try out a different format as there are a lot of books to get through. This month I read numerous poetry books that I ordered online. I love these poets’ spoken word on YouTube, and I thought it was worth supporting the small publishing house. If My […]

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December 2019 Reading

As we reach the end of the year, I’m happy to say I read over 100 books! 108 in total, though I may be able to scrape in another one or two before January. This month I did read a few books I haven’t reviewed; two Irene Hannon’s (Christian fiction, not Amish) and a Jan […]

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September 2019 Reading

I only finished one book in September, but I’ve reached my goal of 80 books this year (even though my not-so-secret secret goal is 100) so I’m not complaining. Next trimester I have to read a bunch of children’s books, which I’m really looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to study what makes one a […]

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August 2019 Reading

My reading has slowed down a lot in the past two months since starting university, a fact surprising no one. But on top of that, my reading tastes are changing. I’ve always liked classics and wanted a good collection of ones I enjoy, but in the past month I’ve been more motivated to read them […]

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July 2019 Reading

Okay, this monthly wrap-up is much, much shorter than all my others have been, and I know you’re all sighing with relief because boy-oh-boy are the other ones way too long to read properly. To your happiness, I’m now a hard-working university student who doesn’t have time to even remember what a book is – […]

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June 2019 Reading

June, what a month! So many books! As I’m starting uni in July, I knew I wanted to enjoy my free time as much as possible, which consisted of reading (a lot). This knowledge mixed with the cold weather meant perfect days for reading under blankets. Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina […]

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Writing: Fiction / Book Recs

For today’s blog post I thought I’d recommend three novels that surround writing. In each book our protagonist is an aspiring writer of sorts. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Part of this book’s appeal is Rainbow Rowell’s gorgeous writing. It’s a book I continuously turn to when I want relaxation, inspiration, entertainment, beauty. Every box is […]

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Return of Wuthering Heights

In preparation for starting university next month, I’ve bought the prescribed books for my unit on literature and society. God must have a sense of humour, because one of those mandatory bad boys is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. For those familiar with this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to read that book […]

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Easy to Read Classics / Book Recs

While I read some Jane Austen when I was a teenager, I only truly enjoyed reading her work as an adult. As a teenager I struggled to understand the different characters and their connections, the language, the complexity of social norms, etc. (And that went for many other classics, not just Austen.) Everyone loves to […]

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May 2019 Reading

I didn’t finish as many books this month, but I am currently reading five books, so next month should even things out. I read five books this month, which gives me a total of 45 this year, which is on track for reading 100 by December. Let’s take a look at what I read in […]