Monday, October 2, 2017

What I am currently reading

Hello readers,

I know my updates have been patchy at the moment. If you have been following me for a while you know this is not the usual, but at the beginning of summer I caught a pretty bad virus that basically threw me into a reading slump. I was incredible tired and happy to just make it through my day and then sleep. Since then I have been on and of with fevers and colds and I didn't had 2 weeks in a row where I felt good. With everything that goes on besides blogging I really struggled prioritizing and of course university always comes first.
So for today I thought I do some explaining and tell you what I recently read, what reviews I still want to go up soon and what I am currently reading and what I am about to read.

I am currently working on a home assignment comparing two plays by Henrik Ibsen, one being The Dollhouse and the other one being Ghosts, so those two I have been reading very intensely over the past month looking at every detail. In short the main problem in the Dollhouse is a woman leaving her husband and her children, breaking with the rules of the society, whereas in Ghosts the female protagonist tried to always protect the image of a perfect family and now starts seeing the faults in doing so. The Dollhouse is one of my favorite plays so this has clearly been fun, but also exhausting and I still have to get everything written down, so that's is the reason why I can only add one more book to my recent reads which is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Big Little Lies tells the story of three women leading up to a tragic ending. I feel like this is one that is most thrilling to dive into without knowing much about it. The book feeds you with little information on the tragedy that happens all throughout the chapters. You know it is bad, but the approach to it is at times hilarious. It is absolutely mean, at times terrifying and when I had finished it I realized how sad this actually was. I really think it is unique and I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Which leads me to upcoming reviews. I really want to bring you and in depth review of Big Little Lies.
As well as on Unwind by Neal Shusterman which really was beyond what I expected. Another review that is still missing is The White Queen by Philippa Gregory. I must say I am a really bad reader when it comes to historical fiction and wanted to pick something that I already knew to some extent but that I also had mixed feelings about because I doubted that it would be a short good as the TV show. But it surprised me as well, so watch out for that review too.

Now to my current reads. Two days ago I started The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, I can't say much about it now, just that to me it sounded like a perfect read for October and that I hope to finish it this month. I am only a couple of pages in, as I somehow felt like picking up Perfection by my friend Merphy Napier (check out her YouTube channel) first and I have been reading every headache free minute since then. I am about 30% in so far and I really like the characters so far as well as the dystopian world but I can't say how I feel about it and I also would like to let Merphy now my thoughts first.

For the rest of the month I plan to read one classic, so far I have Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde planned.

Everything that goes beyond those three books would be great but I doubt I will get more in. I however plan to finally finishing Do your Om Thing and to read Something Like Happy by Eva Woods.

What are you currently reading? What is on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below.

And I see you again soon for another bookish post.

Take care,
📚 Nadja

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