I started writing this post nearly two weeks ago and the first line was life as always is busy well evidently is was true since it’s taken me this long to get back to writing. So yeah it’s been quite a while, I don’t even actually know how long, since I posted but I’m back for now at last to fill you in on what I’ve been reading and hopefully this time it won’t such a long before I post again.
Norroway by Cat Seaton
This was everything I expected it to be the art is enchanting the story is amazing and has everything you could want in a feminist reading of the Black Bull of Norroway. I hope this gets a second volume, it ends on a cliffhanger and so naturally I’m impatient for answers. My younger brother read this one shortly after I did and also enjoyed it though not as much. He’s not much of a reader so it always gives me a sense of accomplishment when I convince him to read something.
The Sun and Her Flowers
I don’t know if I actually like this collection more than Milk in Honey or if I just appreciate poetry more or perhaps both apply. Whatever the case may be I really enjoyed this Rupi Kaur is an inspiration. She is what started this new era of poetry or at least she’s the person who brought what some people are calling Instagram poetry into the limelight.
Water Runs Red by Jenna Clare
This poetry collection is amazing, the design is beautiful, the words equally so and I just adore it. I am really late posting about about it but you can expect me to recommend this often. I’ll hopefully be posting a review on here or goodreads soon, and get time to take Instagram photos of it. It is beautiful outside right now and all I want to do is go take pictures but I would feel too self conscious taking photos of books around campus. I don’t want to receive odd looks. Do any of you take bookstagram photos outside when there’s people around?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It is has been so long, since I read a book this quickly. This high drama novel was a nice escape from my hectic life I would much rather read about fictional people’s problems then face my own. Everyone on the internet has been singing this books praises since it came out, I’m late to the party and at this point I’m not sure there’s anything new to be said. All I know is this is one of the only adult fiction books I’ve read and enjoying it makes me feel like I’m at last ready to dive into the genre. Also I need to read her other books ASAP.
Love Looks Pretty on You
This is Lang Leav’s 6th poetry collection but it’s my first time reading one of her collections. I was however familiar with her work, I have seen it on Instagram and Pinterest and heard praise for her poems all of it deserving. I read this last Saturday while I was sitting outside with some friends it was a nice and peaceful self care day which I think we all needed. I had a great time reading this and it was all around a lovely day.
So far I’ve done a great job diversifying my reading this year I have been reading things that I would have considered outside my comfort zone not long ago. I don’t know what I’ll read next, probably nothing until the end of the semester, but hopefully whatever it is will be as good as all my recent reads have been.