I have fallen back into my normal reading habits again! I always find it easier to read during the colder months. I fell into a reading slump during my previous attempt at reading 30 books in 30 days and then I fell pregnant and life became hectic. November should be a relatively quiet month for me so I have decided to try this challenge once more, hopefully with more success!
While I am not going to do a set TBR, as I am largely a mood-reader, I do have various posts planned throughout November including an update on the books I have read since my last updates a few months ago as well as weekly updates on my progress throughout this challenge. Despite not having a set TBR I am hoping to read at least one non-fiction novel as part of Non-Fiction November. I will begin this challenge with my current read The Waves by Virginia Woolf, unless of course I manage to finish this tonight,
To help myself stay organised with my reading and my upcoming blog posts I have created a monthly plan. I will be uploading two book reviews a month, minimum. This month I’m already hoping to write a review on Du Maurier’s Rebecca. As it is my year of Classics I am hoping that by the end of the year I will have at least twelve full reviews of different Classic novels as well as various mini reviews.
This month I am dedicating my time to the books I have picked up from my library. I have previously posted a haul and have since then read two books and two graphic novels and today exchanged them for another two books and two graphic novels that I had requested. I will be posting my TBR for the Borrowathon next week which is a readathon running from the 19th-26th of March I will be taking part in. Along with the other books I mentioned in our March TBR I have enough to read a book a day for the rest of the month, which I am hoping to accomplish.
During April I will be dedicating my time to the works of Shakespeare. I would like to read five tragedies and five comedies. Please leave your recommendations! My favourites as of yet are Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. I have also read and enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale and Richard III. In addition I am hoping to watch many tv/film adaptations of his plays and perhaps some retellings. I am beyond excited to read more Shakespeare plays as I have owned his Complete Works for quite some time.
In May I will be making a start on the books I have been given for our Annual Reading Challenge along with Classic novels that are constantly recommended to me.
But for now, my next blog post will be a post dedicated to my 10 favourites, the theme for which this week is Young Adult novels.
(S) I hope to read all the books in my library haul which you can find here. I also hope to finish reading the short story collection Legoland by Gerard Woodward and The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Also, if time allows I would like to finish reading classic crime novel Greenmantle by John Buchan, I read the first novel of this series The Thirty-Nine Steps last year and I really enjoyed it, its sequel has came very highly recommended to me.
The Art of being Normal by Lisa Williamson
David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.
I have been challenged to read this and so far it is a quick easy read. I cannot comment too much as I am only on page 18 but I hope to complete as soon as possible.
Tokyo Ghoul 3 by Sui Ishida
I have already finished books 1 and 2 in the series and would like to continue. So far the animation is brilliant and the story is captivating, it is also a nice break from the normal prose.
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Another one I have been challenged to read by Amy (my sister) for this years challenge. As I have previously discussed this one is very intriguing. I have already read the Book Thief and loved it, hopefully this will be as good.
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Not much needed for discussion. I have recently reviewed the first four in the series along with the new Netflix Series. I am simply eager to find out what happens next.
We’ll keep you posted.