Hello again everyone!
I accidentally skipped blogtober day 3 and 4…my ‘real life’ job is so exhausting I just haven’t had time to write! I’ve finally got a little time now and all I can think about is chilling out, and my favourite way to do that is to curl up with a cuppa and a good book.
I mentioned in my August Favourites post that I’m finally getting into the Harry Potter series, only 10 years too late! I’ve seen the movies, of course, but I just never got round to reading the books…but I’m quite quickly getting through the series and I’m really enjoying them! So, the first book on my October Reading List is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I have read the first couple of chapters and for some reason, it just makes me feel cosy…imagining Hogwarts castle and the snowy little village of Hogsmeade, picturing the characters hanging out in the common room, eating comfort food…it’s just such a lovely setting! (I mean, if you ignore the looming threat of Voldemort’s return.) By the way, I’m crazy about HP merchandise too – I wish I was wearing Ravenclaw socks right now.
Since I’m getting through books quite quickly at the moment, I’m going to include two more books in my month’s reading list. The second book I hope to read is a Mexican classic, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo. I have been meaning to read it for a really long time, but now is definitely the moment – it’s a ghost story, so perfect for Halloween! I feel like this book should be on everyone’s reading list (even though I haven’t read it yet…) because it has inspired so many other great authors, and even been described as one of the greatest texts ever written in any language. Obviously, I’m intrigued and dying to see what all the fuss is about!
Finally, If I finish those two books the next one I want to read is How to Be a Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan. The title is enough to make me want to read as I’m turning 24 this month and still have no idea how to ‘adult.’ This book is apparently aimed at twenty-somethings who still haven’t really got all this stuff figured out and who are generally going through a bit of a ‘quarter-life crisis.’ That’s me. That’s TOTALLY me. I mean, I actually avoid Facebook now because it depresses me so much to see another high school friend getting engaged/married/pregnant. So, I could really use some funny advice to make me feel a bit better about my hopeless flailing through life. That’s my birthday present to myself sorted!
That’s all for today, a short and sweet post! Do you guys have any favourite books you recommend? Let me know in the comments!