October Wrap Up and November TBR
1- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard - The Sword of Summer (3.5/5)
You can check my review of this book by clicking the link.
This book was in my October TBR so √
2- Looking for Alaska (3.5/5)
Read my review of Looking for Alaska here.
3- 1984 (4/5)
Read this book for English class and actually quite enjoyed it. I know some people don't like the ending, but personally I really liked it because it was different and unexpected. It was definitely a hard book to read since it was written so long ago. I liked the world building and the plot. Definitely recommend it because of its Totalitarian aspect relatable to past dictators.
4- Survival in Auschwitz
Kinda feel bad about rating this book so I won't do it. It was definitely a hard read, not only because it tells the tale of Primo Levi's awful time in the Aushwitz concentration camp during WWII, but also because Levi's writing style reminds me more of a textbook type of thing. I had to read this for my History class. It was very slow paced but I learned a lot about how the camps worked.
This is my book club's pick for this month. I haven't read anything by Terry Pratchett but apparently he is good, so I am excited to read this book.
Alone on a desert island—everything and everyone he knows and loves has been washed away in a storm—Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He’s completely alone—or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird, and gives him a stick that can make fire.
Daphne, sole survivor of the wreck of the Sweet Judy, almost immediately regrets trying to shoot the native boy. Thank goodness the powder was wet and the gun only produced a spark. She’s certain her father, distant cousin of the Royal family, will come and rescue her but it seems, for now, that all she has for company is the boy and the foul-mouthed ship’s parrot, until other survivors arrive to take refuge on the island. Together, Mau and Daphne discover some remarkable things (including how to milk a pig, and why spitting in beer is a good thing), and start to forge a new nation.
I don't have anything else planned for this month, but I'll definitely read other books as I go. I am currently participation in NaNoWriMo so I have less reading time than usual, but hopefully that won't affect me too much!