How is November already over? This month was over in the blink of an eye while also dragging on forever… I only managed to read two books this month, but both were five-star reads, so I’m more than happy. I did start and continue many books, but I haven’t finished those as I keep jumping around and starting new ones because I apparently can’t seem to focus.
What I Read
Being Lolita: A Memoir by Alisson Wood
I’d been wanting to read this for a while and this month I finally got around to it.
This is a very harsh non-fiction read which made me extremely uncomfortable most of the time, but that’s the whole point of it. I actually adored this and I thought it was brilliantly written. However, it’s definitely not for everyone, so please do check the trigger warnings before reading it!
After this, I decided to watch a film that had also been on my to-watch list for a very long time, which later led to me reading the book it’s based on:
Maurice by E.M. Forster
If you’ve seen my blog this month or follow me on twitter—or you’re one of my close friends—you won’t be surprised to see Maurice here, because I’ve been raving about it non-stop.
I find it hard to express just how much I loved this book. I believe it’s one of my favourite books I’ve read this year, which is surprising because it’s the second classic that I’d say that about this year, and that’s pretty uncommon for me. But this was an absolutely read and I think it’s one I’ll want to revisit rather soon.
What I Wrote
This month I decided to post only once a week to give myself of a break and so I could balance this with uni, and it definitely was the right call. Despite blogging much less, I still did struggle a bit with time-management. For December I have some big posts in the drafts and those might take a while to finish so for now, I’ll probably keep to one post per week.
This November I wrote:
- ARC Review: A Socially Acceptable Breakdown by Patrick Roche: A poetry collection review, which is completely out of my comfort zone.
- Discussing Maurice by E.M. Forster and Its Film Adaptation: I’m quite proud of this post since I loved writing it, so if I have to push one post, it’s this one!
- The Bookish Blog Tag: A fun tag that I really enjoyed writing.
Blog Posts I Loved
These were not necessarily posted in November, but I read them during the month.
- Books as Weird Things I’ve Been Told in the Drive Thru // part 2 by April @ Booked Till Midnight
- Anticipated releases of November | Diversify your reading in 2021! by Birdie @ Birdie’s Booktopia
- Maurice by E.M. Forster: Should We Ever Overlook Misogyny? by Florence @ Miscellany Pages
- Movie recommendations for autumntime and Recommending queer books based on BTS biases by Morgan @ Morgan Is Reading Again
- Should Book Bloggers Feature Discussion Questions That Focus on Specific Books? by Krysta @ Pages Unbound
- Recommending books based on your favourite songs from Red (Taylor’s Version) | Collab with Kashvi! by Jayati @ It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile
- 5 Years Blogiversary | A Gratitud Journey! ❤️ Plus: The Do’s & Don’ts of a Book Blogger 🎉 by Sofii @ A Book A Thought
- The Liebster Award Mash-Up Post by Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
- the heroes of olympus – rick riordan | series review by Belle @ This Belle Reads Too
- LIST: 2021 reads that emotionally WRECKED me by Michelle @ Magical Reads
- 10 Books By Trans or Non-Binary Authors for Transgender Awareness Week 2021 by Bertie @ Luminosity Library
- Bookish Surprise for My Internet Best Friend: Annotating “The Secret History” and Making Her a Bookish Box (I need your help!!) by Alice @ Love for Words
How was your reading month? What was your favourite book you read in October?