It’s the second week of January, and I’m already exhausted. This was my first week being done with grad school, and I’m happy to say: I was not at all productive. Which is partly because I swear I’m having withdrawals from two years of continuous stress and sleep has become even more elusive. Which isn’t great, but that just means I had time to read more books. At three in the morning.
The first book I read this week was Human Acts by Han Kang, which I really enjoyed. I thought it was a brilliant portrait of how war affects everyone in different ways. I actually did a full review on this already, so you can head on over there if you’re interested in more of my thoughts/what this book is about.
Then I finished reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. I’m sure a lot of you already know about this book, which is basically Fisher taking a look back on the diaries she wrote while filming the first Star Wars movie. I found it very entertaining, and such a fun read! I’m kind of into celebrity memoirs at the moment, which isn’t something I usually gravitate toward.
This week, I also read Becoming Queen Victoria by Kate Williams, which is being made into a series on PBS starting today! I thought this biography was really well-done, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I reviewed this one as well, so you can read more of my thoughts on it if you’re interested. I’m excited to see what they do with the show.
Finally, I read Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star, which I thought was brilliant! I’ve been kind of unmotivated to read the books I’m supposed to be reading, and this cute young adult novel definitely perked me up a bit. I will be reviewing it sometime this week, so keep an eye out for that if you’re curious.
I’m hoping to have some good posts up for you this week (including a discussion post and a few book reviews). I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading!