Am I getting any reading done? No! Am I going to make a list of books I’m excited to read anyway? Yes! I might have a shelf full of books but I’m more than ready to fill it up with even more, especially these ten books. Enjoy!
I have read this book before but I’m excited to read it again. I’ve always felt that rereading help you gain additional insight and information that you may not have picked up on before. I’ve also heard people say that the first time they read this, they either enjoyed it or absolutely hated it and once they’ve reread it, they felt the complete opposite. When I first read this, it was during a time when only positivity and good vibes were accepted in my life but despite this, I completely understood where Holden was coming from and I knew deep down in my heart that we can all be fickle and pretentious. But I dismissed him because I was far too happy to entertain any negative thoughts. I do, however, have a feeling it will remain so when I reread this. I will appreciate Holden and respect him, but I’m too optimistic to be down for long.
I have this on my actual shelf and I’ve read a few chapters already! But summer was here, and I wanted to divulge in lighter and fun reads like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I loved the first few chapters. The chapter on Pyrrho shocked me, I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so sceptical of pretty much every little thing. I much preferred and respected the Socratic and Aristotelian school of thought as it allows you to combine the importance of questioning our values and thinking and leading a purposeful life.
I’m both excited and nervous. This is unlike anything I’ve ever read before but I’m also worried that I might not understand what’s going on. However, book reviewers have mentioned that there is enough humour to entertain me at the very least.
I love Mark Twain and I will read anything he has written after reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’ve read the preview on Goodreads and Mark Twain is such a masterful storyteller that I wanted to drop everything and go and buy the book right away, so I could finish reading it. I’m fascinated by the Tudors as well so it certainly helps that it centres around Prince Edward as well. I’m giddy with excitement to read this one!
I have only seen one bad review of this book and it was still rated 3 stars which goes to show you how well-loved and rated this book is! Also, it concerns the Black Lives Matter movement which is highly relevant. It’s sad to see how things have remained unchanged for black people in America and instead of being lynched, they are now being shot. The times haven’t changed, only the weapons have.
I went to the Piccadilly Waterstones event which promoted the release of this book where featured poets graced the stage and performed readings. There was an eclectic mix of spoken word on identity, war, humour and much more. It’s so wonderful to see more Muslim women represented in poetry.
After finishing the Kingmakers Daughter, I was excited to read from Elizabeth Woodville’s perspective. I sincerely admire her and Jacquetta Woodville, the latter emanates grace, intelligence and kindness.
I typically prefer a stand-alone when it comes to YA, but this is one contemporary YA series I can get behind with its well-developed, layered, diverse and intriguing characters. Thanks to spoilers galore, I already know what happens to certain characters and I know I will be going into this book with total rage because something terrible happens to my fave male. If it had to happen to anyone, why couldn’t the edgelord go instead of my straight-shooter? Has anybody else realised how Kaz is basically YA Fantasy’s Mr Darcy and Matthias is Mr Knightley? Nina is a lot like Emma too!
I read Saman’s review and though she wasn’t a major fan of it, I felt pretty excited by the premise! A digital star? Pumped!
All I know and remember is that this book pushes a feminist agenda and I’m a hundred percent here for it!
I hope the next time I make another list that I’ll have at least read one book from this list by then.
Which books are you excited to read? Have you read any of these books on my list and did you enjoy them? Also, is anyone else just not getting any reading done this summer? For me, when the sun’s out, I’m out!
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