Hi everyone! It might be getting old to keep saying it every moth, but I can’t quite get over how fast these months are going by. It genuinely still feels like September. (I literally panicked for a second while writing this and checked the date on my laptop because I though I had messed up the days and it actually was just September. Send help, my brain is shutting down.) Paraphrasing Oliver Marks, November has come before I’ve stopped accidently writing September on all my papers. But I digress. How are you all? How’s the month been treating you? Good reading month? Not for me unfortunately. Who forgot to warn me that school was this much work? Ok enough blathering, allow me to tell you the number of books I read this month. 3. If you count the book I’m halfway through right now. Sigh. This to be particularly miserable since I see October as the book month. Don’t ask why it is so, it just is. So without further delay, allow me to show you the three books I read this month.
- Against The Loveless World – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I only just now discovered that there are multiple covers of this book and I am annoyed, because the copy I had was a most hideous one. However, don’t judge a book by it’s cover (yes I’m a hypocrite) because this book was so good! I loved Nahr, she was just such an amazing narrator. There’s something refreshing about the writing and the way the narrator sees other people, and I just had a weird desire to meet Nahr and promptly become her best friend.
- It’s Not About The Burqa – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I love this book with every atom of my being, and I want everyone ever to read this and savour it. It’s a collection of essays all by Muslim women, and I absolutely LOVED reading it. It was so good to finally have a book where Muslim women speak for themselves as opposed to hearing the same narrative from the West and I absolutely need everyone to read it. (Review/Discussion coming)
- Hamnet – Currently Reading – I’m currently reading Hamnet, I’m really close to being done and so far I am absolutely loving it!
Yes, I know. That is the miserable lot. In fairness though, they were all brilliant books, and I highly recommend all of them. So, onto the ambitious TBR. It may not have many books, but it is incredibly ambitious of me to assume I will read much this coming month. We shall see.
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – I bought a copy of this book recently and I’m so freaking excited. I’m planning on starting this book after I finish Hamnet
- The Atlas Six – I’m determined to hold onto dark academia for as long as humanly possible, so I’ll do it the way I know best – books,
- Other Words For Home – That cover is the prettiest thing I’ve seen ever! I managed to get the eBook of this, so this too is a November hopeful
- Girls of Riyadh – Suffice to say I can’t wait
- The Gilded Wolves – I read a quote from this book a while ago and that is all the encouragement I need.
- I didn’t put a photo of it because I’m not quite sure yet, but I’m hoping to also maybe read Lolita? If anyone has read it, let me know what you thought of it, I’ve seen many different opinions and I am curious.
That is all, I say as though I will finish them. I’m very hopeful though, which is something. Well, I hope you all have had a better month. Let me know which books you read, and which ones are you on your tbr!