Squeezing in another post before the end of the month so I can pretend I’ve been at least somewhat regularly posting this October! These past 3 weeks have been super busy with a bunch of projects and papers due back-to-back, but I think I’ve finally hit a lighter period in the semester (at least for the next 2-ish weeks), so expect to see some more regular content and activity from me! (I will finally finishing responding to comments on my Fall TBR, I promise!)
Also, happy almost Halloween! I’m so excited for Halloween this year; this is gonna be the first time in a couple years that I’ve dressed up! I’m going as Jessica Jones, mostly because it required minimal effort in putting together the costume (all I had to do was go out and buy a gray scarf–I already had a black leather jacket and boots), but also because I’m trash for superheroes (super-heroines)!
Also, for those of you who don’t know: WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where you answer 3 ‘what’ questions about your reading.
What are you currently reading?
- The Storm Crow– Yeah, technically I’m still reading this book, but I haven’t touched it since the middle of September. Hopefully I can find the time to finish it soon tho??
- Howl’s Moving Castle– I’m reading this for my book club and I’M LOVING IT SO MUCH!! It’s such a light, fun, and whimsical read. I can’t wait to discuss it with my friends and then re-watch the movie!
- Gabi, a Girl in Pieces– Started reading this book yesterday for my Children’s & YA Lit class! I love the journal-entry style and how it interacts with so many relevant issues for teens (e.g. body-shaming, teen pregnancy, sexuality)
What did you recently finish reading?
Last week, my Children’s and YA Lit class finished reading Miles Morales: Spider-Man and it was so good! Jason Reynolds is such a real, raw, and hard-hitting writer, and I definitely need to read more from him in the future (the only other book of his that I’ve read is Long Way Down). In Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Reynolds takes you down an intricate and complex look into Miles Morales’s life. This book is definitely a character-driven story about Miles Morales, not his alter-ego, Spider-Man, but don’t let that dissuade you! There are so many important messages in this book about standing up for what’s right and the necessity of fighting systemic racism and white supremacy. Books like these are the reason superhero stories are so great.
What do you think you’ll read next?
- The Poet X– One of my favorite profs just started a diverse YA bookclub at my college and this is their next read! I don’t know how likely I am to pick this up, since I’m already in 3 English class and running my own bookclub, but I downloaded the audiobook of this book (right before cancelling my Audible free trial, lol), so hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze it in!
- Normal People– MY bookclub’s final read of the semester! I’ve heard mixed things on this book, but I’ve been eager to read it ever since I heard about its release in the US in the spring. Fingers crossed I enjoy it!