This week I channelled my inner Rory Gilmore and spent my week checking a few more books off the infinite Rory Gilmore Reading List! I managed to read 4/5 books off my TBR as well as a few poems from various poetry collections, which considering my recent reading performance is pretty damn good! I would have read Tender is the Night but as you’ve probably already seen, I received Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab on NetGalley and dropped everything!
This week has encouraged me to include more classics and modern fiction into my TBR, as you never know when you’ll find one of your next favourite reads. It’s also shown me that I have a borderline caffeine addiction and that its always nice to get dressed up and have a family dinner once in a while.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this read-a-thon and I’ve already started planning more ‘character’ inspired read-a-thons for the rest of the year! If like me, are obsessed with Gilmore Girls then I recommend you give this reading challenge a go, even if it’s just for 24 hours!
Grimms’ Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm – I started off reading Rapunzel as I was curious to explore the original storyline behind one of my favourite Disney films and then I couldn’t stop reading! There’s something beautifully macabre and dark about these stories that make them the perfect read for October.
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde – Another unintentional spooky read that I absolutely loved, this is a true masterpiece that is filled with beautiful quotes that will stay with you long after finishing! I didn’t know what to expect going into this book, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and enjoyable it was to read, I certainly wasn’t expecting the intrusively personal thoughts it left me with. This book is fascinating, I can’t recommend it enough!
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Another easy and thought-provoking read that I enjoyed. For me, this didn’t live up to expectations and I hate to say it but I think I prefer the film adaptation to the book, nevertheless it was good to finally tick it off my forgotten TBR.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – I wished I picked some ‘less intense’ reads for this week! A lot of you warned me that I was going to cry, so I was prepared with tissues. The unique writing style was something that I instantly clicked with and was element that helped highlight Charlies heartbreakingly intense character development.