Sorry for the late wrap up, but as always life got in the way of blogging. I have had an absolutely insane few weeks throughout the end of January and the beginning of February. I have handed in my notice at the job I’ve worked at for almost six years, I’m about to start a new job in a couple of weeks, university has been insanely demanding since Christmas…but enough with the excuses (although my TBR list wasn’t completed due to the above reasons) on with the wrap up!
- The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
As I mentioned in my reading resolutions, it is my aim to read at least one classic a month, every month, throughout the year. I started myself off very small, reading The Tell-Tale Heart. This short story was over in a few minutes, but the writing was absolutely wonderful and truly haunting. I loved the language Poe uses and the imagery his words create in such a short space of time.
2. Saga Volumes 1 & 2
I am literally obsessed with this series. I have very little experience when it comes to reading graphic novels, but when I first started the Saga series I was instantly hooked. Not only is the art incredibly beautiful, but the narrative along time the art work is equally as captivating. I will do a full review of the series once I have caught up, I am half way through Volume 3 at the moment and I believe that there are 5 volumes published in total so I hope to be caught up within the next couple of weeks.
3. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Yes Please was my first venture into audio-books, as you can tell I’ve really gone all out this month with trying different types of reading! I am very much on the fence about my experience with this book. I found it hilarious at times, but the audio book element didn’t really stick with me as being a replacement for reading a physical book. I quickly forgot what I had heard, and if my mind wandered off I’d find myself not having listened to whole parts of the book. The book itself I enjoyed, and I plan on reading the physical book soon as I think I would enjoy it a lot more rather than just listening. That being said, Amy’s narration made the audio experience feel very personal and that made me enjoy it a lot more than I would have if it were being read by an outsider. I will definitely be returning to this book in its physical form as soon as I can.
4. The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss [50% READ]
I am currently just under half way through this epic fantasy novel, which I literally adore and has the potential to become one of my favorite books of all time. I had to put it down after getting about a third of the way through because I had tonnes of assignments and university reading to do but I will be getting back into it in February and finishing it as soon as possible, I will be doing a full length review about this book, and I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say because so far it has been incredible!