Blogtober #30 ~ October Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! October has been a bit of a difficult month for me reading wise. I got into the swing of university, which meant I didn’t have as much time as I thought I would have to read. Most of my vague reading plans went out of the window and I found myself reading whatever took my fancy. I also, controversially, finished a rather large book called Trouble Blood by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling). My review of the book is up on Goodreads so if I would like to read it, then please feel free to do so but I will not be posting anymore about the book on my blog.

Despite my slightly reduced reading this month I did finish 6 books. Two of the book were rereads. I also finished one book I really didn’t like as much as I thought I would. Another book I thought I wouldn’t like going into it and I absolutely loved it. On top of that I finished some Shakespeare.

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth. A brilliant re-read. My favourite Percy Jackson book, still as amazing as ever.
  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian. Another re-read. As soon as I’d finished book 4 of the series I wanted to finish it off and was not disappointed.
  • Starter for Ten. Going into this book I thought it had the makings of new favourite but sadly as my Blogtober Day 14 post pointed out I was left underwhelmed and quite annoyed at this book.
  • Venus and Adonis. A Shakespearian narrative poem. Enjoyed discussing it in my seminar much more than reading it.
  • The Black Flamingo. The book I didn’t think I would like, because it is written entirely in poetry, turned out to be a fabulous read. My Blogtober Day 22 post includes my thoughts on the book.
  • Titus Andronicus. A Shakespearian tragedy. I didn’t enjoy this play, too many murders and the violence against female characters was obscene. I definitely prefer his comedies.

Only one more day of Blogtober to go! I’ll be very honest I thought that with university and reading I would have given up but here we are. I have found time to get a lot of posts ready the day before they’ve been published. It has caused me to work on time management and has pushed my writing and ideas almost to breaking point on some days. I have noticed that over Blogtober I’ve had a lot of views and likes on my blog and I want to thank everyone who supports this blog. I do use it as a little bit of fun but seeing you engage with my posts makes me so happy. I hope you’ve enjoyed Blogtober as much as I have! Drop your favourite book of the month below and also if you’ve taken part in Blogtober tell me so I can catch up on all of your posts!

Published by Allie About English

I am a 20 year old student who loves reading books which helps because my degree consists of reading books and writing essays.

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