Sunday March 10 – Saturday March 16

(AKA the week of inner turmoil. But at least my anxiety hasn’t gotten out of control. So, yay! )

BOOKS READ: 2

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

​Phenomenal book!! Review should be up on Monday… Or you can check out my full-review on Goodreads here

Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu

​I love Marie Lu. But this duology did not do it for me. The characters seemed off. And the storyline could have been stronger. I did like this book better than the first one though. [3*]

CURRENTLY READING: 3

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

My current audiobook. I’m not enjoying it quite as much as I thought I would. I’ve been listening to this for about a week and am only a little over halfway through it. There are a lot of essays…

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

A bit all over the place. The narrative jumps from politics to family history to personal story and back again. It’s also not in any kind of chronological order so its taken a bit to get my brain wrapped around this writing style. About a quarter of the way through it. 

The Book of Dreams by Nina George

An ARC I got through First to Read. Soulful and heartbreaking. Should be finished by today. 

UPCOMING READ: 

Um, idk. Probably an ARC I’m supppsed to read… Honestly? Who knows haha.

PUBLISHED POST(S): 1

Review of: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Ha! Yes. I wrote an actual full-length review. I put off writing it for so long (I actually finished the book all the way back in January)! 

More ARC reviews should be up this week! Hopefully. So keep an eye out! 



HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀

8 thoughts on “2019: Week 11 Reading Roundup

  1. Ouuu, I can’t wait to read what you think about I am Malala when you’re done it. I feel like it gets a lot of attention so I’m curious to know if it’s as good as I thought it would be given the topic and person it centres on 👀

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  2. Oh, that’s such a shame, bad feminist looks so good as well! Have you read Not That Bad?

    Aah. I take it you’re a fan of chronological biographies? I feel that too, but if it’s written well and it weaves in effortlessly, I don’t mind so much. Trevor Noah’s Born a crime is a great example of that!

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    1. No, I haven’t! By the same author? I’ll look into it.

      That’s the thing, it doesn’t weave in effortlessly. One second she’s writing about a school experience. Then the next second it’s about Pakistan in 2007. Followed by a family anecdote about her father. It’s weird.

      Omg I am #38 on the waitlist for the audiobook! Approximate wait time: 16 weeks!! :/ I’ve heard nothing but great things about Born a Crime so I know it will be worth the wait!

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      1. Yep, I saw you add it on GR!

        Ooh dear… I was worried about that. I thought perhaps the high rating is attributed to the fact that she’s Malala Yousafzai more so than whether the book was good or not. I think I saw Tam abandon it as well… it’s not looking great. Did you feel that you learnt something new at least?

        Dude, I think I just fainted. 38?! Whew, damn. It came for me somewhere between 4-8 weeks and that’s considered a significant time for Londoners. I’m guessing there’s more people in LA/more readers and that’s why it’s taking longer, and it seems it’s even more popular! Which makes sense because he is the host of an American show, he has more visibility in the US.

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      2. I’m pretty sure the high rating is because she is Malala. I did learn a lot actually. She references a lot of years and stuff. So when she talks about 9/11 I remember what was going on in my country and I got a view of what was going on in hers. It kind of put things in perspective for me. It’s really informative, just oddly written.

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      3. I just checked OverDrive and I am now #32! Whoo! Progress lmao. Everyone pretty much says it’s a must-read so I guess that’s why it’s super popular.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, the Warcross duology was “meh” to me. I am Malala took me by surprise. For a while there, I thought I wasn’t reading the same book as everyone else lol. The writing just threw me off too much

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