Weekly Wrap Up: 11/01-17/01

Welcome to my post, it’s Sunday which means a wrap up of my week in books and in general!

My Week

This week hasn’t been the most eventful week. Unfortunately on Tuesday I got rejected from Oxford. Of course it’s upsetting but it’s not the only university in the world! I’ve already got a few offers and I’m just waiting for Durham and St Andrews, so hopefully there will be news on those soon. I actually enjoyed the application process anyway, especially the extra reading that I probably wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t applied. Apart from that, I’ve been watching the new seasons of Ru Paul’s Drag Race US and UK, and Hannibal (very different shows!). I’ve also started home workouts again in my breaks in online school!

My Week in Books

I finished Tender is the Flesh on Monday. It was certainly disturbing and thought-provoking, but I think it could have gone much further into social issues as well as just describing the slaughter process in every small detail. I have a very small review on my goodreads with the content warnings if you need that here.

I finally finished Space Hopper! It took me 2 weeks and it wasn’t really worth it. I considered DNFing it last week but I pushed through because I had the audiobook and it was an ARC so I wanted to review it, but it was just so boring. I rated it 2 stars.

I also finished The Vanishing Half, and thankfully I loved it! It’s been on my radar for a while but it wasn’t a priority to read until I got gifted it, and I’m so glad I did. The story is intriguing as it explores colourism and identity, and the characters are captivating and so well-developed. The time skips and change in focus to different characters were seamlessly written too. I rated this one 4.5 stars.

Thanks for reading! How was your week?


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