Welcome to my blog post that for once isn’t about bullet journaling, but books!
Books and literature are a pretty huge part of my life, and always have been. Reading was one of my favourite hobbies as a child and I’d always be clamouring after the latest Jacqueline Wilson novel, or with my head deep in book reciting the classic line ‘just one more chapter!’ when it was time for bed.
As I grew older and the pile of schoolwork didn’t seem to be slowing down thanks to GCSEs, I gradually drifted out of my reading habits. Of course, I still read my cheesy Young Adult novels, but much more infrequently than I had before.
My love for literature was re-kindled after I began studying A Level English Literature last year. Whereas before I confined my reading to stereotypical (but still wonderful) teen chick-lit, my studies expanded my horizons. I was thrown into reading Shakespearean plays, classics and genres I simply would’ve skimmed past in the library before. Now, I’m getting back into reading more and more. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time, especially with exams getting closer, but reading is a fantastic de-stress to escape from revising oxidative phosphorylation for a while!
5 books that helped me re-kindle my love for reading
1. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
3. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
4. I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
5. One of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus (I was very lucky to get to read this thanks to NetGalley!)
Sorry for the short post this month and lack of bullet journal, what can I say, A levels are difficult!