April 02, 2018

WRAP-UP| March 2018

March has been one of the most challenging months of 2018, so far. I argued... a lot. Questionned whether staying in Bangor was worth it for this degree and I somehow managed to finish two WHOLE books this month.

I'm actually shocked.

Finished this month:

The Bitter Twins (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #2)
Jen Williams

I need the final book, please?
I asked nicely. I'll even consider swapping a bit of my Easter Egg for it?
Again, Jen Williams, does one up on her writing. Fantastic character development, blurring of genre dynamics and all-round amazing storytelling.

Franz Kafka

Read for my Writing Genre Fiction module, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially looking at it through the lens of Todorov's "the fantastic" to which, Kafka's Metamorphosis doesn't fit in neither the 'Uncanny' or 'Marvelous', but continues to sit in the middle.

Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes

I really liked this one! Read, again, for my Writing Genre Fiction module, this one deals with a God-complex. I really liked how the writing reflecting the main character's intelligence... and that's all I'm going to say, without spoiling anything.

Notes on Nationalism
George Orwell

Held some really interesting ideas. If you like, and have studied Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 to death, this might help shed some more light on his way of thinking.

The Hating Game
Sally Thorne

I really liked this one.
A rich romance novel, with one of my favourite tropes- hate-to-love, that I read way to quickly.
I'm not going to say much more, as I have a review in the works (and yes, it really will be posted).

Still to finish:
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
  • Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  • Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • Simon Vs The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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