I love autumn. I think it’s the most wonderful time of year, where cozy and spooky intertwine and people seem intrinsically happier than in the summer months. I love a lot about this season, like the scary movies, the decorations, and the pumpkin spice, but I really love reading outside in the nicer weather or curled up inside with a cup of something warm, books that give off an immediate fall feeling. Some of these books I’ve read before, maybe a few times in fact, but others are ones I’m planning on reading this fall season. I really love sharing this and talking about books in this sense, especially regarding the season that is so close to my heart.
I think it’s quite essential to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte at this time. The eerie unknown of who’s in Mr. Rochester’s attic, and Mr. Rochester himself quite frankly, is perfect for the fall. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time, so it is a lot of fun to go back and read it, especially with the thought of Halloween on the mind. The Bronte sisters’ novels are really great for this time of year, as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is another classic that is terrifying and perfect for Halloween. Our main character is a ghost, essentially, and I just think that’s absolutely the coolest thing. Heathcliff himself is also a scary gothic figure I would not want to run into in a dark alley, much like Mr. Rochester.
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Well, we’ll see about this.
This is again, quite a late post to be talking about goals for 2019 since we are three months into it already. Yikes. And I don’t know how much of this is actually going to happen for me. But now there can then be an update on the blog at the end of this year to really determine how well I did on my goals.
These are just a few of the books I have been dying to read and for some reason, 2019, as I’ve decided, is going to be the year I read them. Here’s the list of them and hopefully by December I will have some great updates on this. Also, check out my Goodreads account to watch my progress on this, or lack thereof: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/44567691-morgan
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Probably should have posted this back in January, but oh well. Look it’s another book blog post! Back to the roots. Also, these aren’t like books published from 2018, but ones I read in 2018. They are definitely from a number of different time periods. I should though read a bunch of books published in a particular year and then write about it. I’ll look into it.
Anyways, I had a fairly successful reading year last year, which is great because for a while now, I’ve felt like I was fading as a reader, which truly was one of the saddest things I think I could ever deal with. Because I love reading. It’s magical. It’s beautiful. And it makes me so so happy.
I read a lot for my classes as an English major obviously, but being assigned readings does not mean I didn’t enjoy them. I took a YA fiction class last semester and loved it, like seriously loved it and I read a bunch of YA that I had been meaning to read and just never had the time to.
Which also, I would like to be a true defender of YA lit because I think it’s just as important as any other kind of literature—I really, really, really hate to see when people bash on it, because that fiction really made me who I am today. It’s so important to know how they affect teenagers who are reading them because they need someone on their side. I literally am going to write a whole thing in defense of YA. Maybe next month that will be a post. I’d also like to write YA someday honestly, I just want to be that writer that’s there for teenagers like myself. I think that’s pretty special.
So I think I’ll do a top 5 of my favorite books I read last year (in no particular order because there is no way I would be able to decide on that) and a little blurb about them and why I loved them and stuff. Also, I will link my Goodreads account at the end of the post so you can follow along as I read through my list! (also, send me recommendations, I love getting book recs!!):
so it’s july now. And I know I am a little late in posting this review and also what’s to come in this next month.
As I kind of said in the last post, I’m not the best reader of all time. I love it, but sometimes it can be hard to get started. I’m trying to get in more of a routine so hopefully this month will have better results.
I only read two and a half of the four books I was going to read last month. It’s not great, but at least I read something! I finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda and Secrets for the Mad. I got about half-way through Sense and Sensibility. For some reason, especially with older books, I have a harder time focusing on them–I really love the story of Austen’s book, but at the same time, it was a little tricky trying to get through all of it in this shorter month. I will finish it this month, as I will explain a bit later.
I’ve noticed a lot of different book blogs as well as book vlogs talk about their books “to be read” and I love reading and watching those kind of posts/uploads, so I’ve decided to make one myself. I think it will also hold me accountable for reading because I don’t know if I’m the only one who feels this way, but sometimes it just takes me so long to get into the habit of reading, though it is the thing I love the most, it can be really difficult sometimes.
But this, this will hold me accountable and I’m excited to share it! I’ll also make an update at the end of the month about which ones I’ve actually finished or not and like my favorites, whatever.
But!! I’m going to try and finish them all. I’m really trying to become a better reader and all that and read things I enjoy and am interested in. I need to give myself a little hobby, keep my mind occupied.
So, here is the list of all the books I will finish this month (hopefully!):