November hasn't been the best reading month for me, mostly because after Room, I fell into a huge reading slump. Also, I just haven't been feeling anything these days, I'm not sure why. I have realized that my reading "inventory" is nothing compared to many people out there, who read so much and own so many more books than I do, so I hope that my blog posts don't get boring or repetitive. Anyways, on with the wrap up and IT'S FINALLY DECEMBER!!
1) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
This one was a reread because I felt like reading something quick, even though this book deals with pretty dark topics. This is the second time I've read this and I feel like I've learned more about the characters than the first time, maybe because I'm older now. It makes me sad but also makes me happy, and Chbosky's writing style is really amazing, and the letter format really gets me every time, because it's so personal. 5/5.
2) If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino
This was a book for my World Literature class, and I have to admit I went into this book not expecting anything, and it really shocked me. The fact that it was made of short stories that didn't end, as well as a narration in the second person really made me confused. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style however, and will pick this up later. Reading this for school made me dislike it more because of how I had to take notes and everything, so hopefully the second time I read this classic will be better. 3.5/5.
3) Love and Other Foreign Words, by Erin McCahan
So! Good! And so underrated! Please pick this book up if you are looking for a light hearted Y.A.! Although a bit cliché and annoying at times, the overall story is very addictive and entertaining. For introverts, this protagonist is so relatable! All together an amazing story, and great writing style. Full review here. 4.5/5.
4) Room, by Emma Donoghue
I'm so confused as to if I like this book or not... The characters unimpressed me, and although the plot was amazing, it seemed to go by very slowly and the ending did not give me closure... However I would still recommend this book simply because it was beautiful and portrayed a mother's love perfectly. 3.5/5.
Here were the books I managed to read in November, and although it isn't much, I'm glad to have gotten Room out of the way because I've been wanting to read it for so long! Hopefully December is a better reading month, although I don't guarantee anything... Thanks for reading!