Weekly Wrap Up – April 9

weekly wrap up

The reading slump is over! Turns out, I just tried to read way too many classics all at once and my brain kind of shut down. So I took a break from War and Peace and The Fellowship of the Ring, and ended up reading a grand total of four books this week, which I am really happy with. And the best part: I liked all of the books! I didn’t rate anything less than four stars, which is awesome.

The first book I finished this week was The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. I really enjoyed this book! It was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but I’m so glad I ended up reading it. (See? My forcing myself to read more nonfiction books this year is already paying off.) You can check out my review here if you’re interested. I highly recommend this book if it’s something you’re interested in.

The second book I ended up reading this week was Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory by Nick Scott and Noa Gavin. This book is about two high school students who start seeing things from alternate universes in their school. I really enjoyed this one. It’s due out on April 19th (I received an ARC), and my review will be up Monday!

Then I finally got around to reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Achide. I loved this book! It’s just about 45 pages, so it’s not long at all – an essay, really – but it’s just amazing! I definitely think it’s one of those books everyone should read. I don’t think it really told me anything I didn’t know, but something about the way Achidie writes just made my brain connect things in new ways. You all need to read this one!

Finally, I finished listening to the audiobook of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, read by Tim Robbins. This was a reread/listen, but it’s been about ten years since I first read Bradbury’s most famous work. I remembered surprisingly little of it, so I am definitely glad I revisited it. (Side note: how do you balance reading new books and rereading old favorites? This is not something I’m good at.) I really enjoyed the audiobook version of this – I’m a big Tim Robbins fan (though I did occasionally picture Andy Dufresne reading it) – so I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a good audiobook.

This week I also started reading How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, which is amazing so far! I am loving Moran’s humor (and I’m excited to get to her book How to Be a Woman – I’m planning on starting the audiobook next week). It’s honestly kind of addicting, so I’m sure I will finish this in the next couple of days and have a review up soon. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear what you think!

And that’s it for this week. Hopefully I can continue this reading streak and have an equally exciting update for you next Saturday!

What did you read this week?

5 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – April 9

  1. Yay for your reading slump being over! It feels so good when you finally feel yourself getting out of it and enjoying books again, doesn’t it? I’m glad you enjoyed Fahrenheit 451, it’s one of my favourite books of all time. I’ve never listened to the audio though, would you recommend it? I loved We Should all be Feminists too, it’s such a great extended essay. I hope you have a great week, filled with fab books. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations for getting over your slump 🙂

    I’ve read How to Build a Girl and it was a very enjoyable read, quick to fly through and so funny I had to suppress laughter in public so many times – that’s Caitlin Moran for you! The only reason I didn’t love it more was that I found some of the experiences of the main character to be similar to things she talks about in her memoir-ish How To Be A Woman and her sitcom Raised By Wolves. It’s to be expected since her narrative voice is very strong though and I do love her writing overall.

    I’m thinking about picking up Moranifesto soon since I believe that has a more political-y bent so we’all see if I cave and buy it since the price is the only thing putting me off at the moment. I hope you enjoy How To Be A Woman – if you’re liking How To Build A Girl I think you definitely will! 🙂

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  3. I’ve heard a lot of good things about We Should Be Feminists. I think I’m gonna read it soon!
    And I should really read Fahrenheit 451 in the near future, I feel so ashamed that I haven’t! 😅

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