hi bookish pals!
yes okay let’s pretend i am not writing and posting this tbr in the middle of december.
i am organised and am definitely not stressed out.
i have just been writing thesis chapters for what feels like 84 years, and though i do enjoy it – with campus closed and having to work from home all year, motivation has plummeted. I think this also stems from not really having a set routine, and even though I try to institute one at home, there are weeks that i’m just everywhere.
I hope you are all well!
This is going to be a short post, only because i have a chaper to write. If you read my previous post, you would literally see me realising that I had a deadline and needed to write 7000 words in an hour. Spoiler alert: it didn’t happen and i spoke to my supervisors who thankfully understood. Though i don’t have ‘deadlines’ like that coursework degrees, I alongside with my supervisors, organise a schedule of when chapters are due just to help me with organisation (doesn’t help) and to have a semblance of a routine. So, I am in the middle of writing the same chapter and it’s going pretty well, hopefully, haha.
Anway, let’s get to this tbr post!
Since the past few months my tbr’s have resulted in disasters because I don’t really end up completing it, I have a super short tbr for this month. This is to ensure that I don’t put too much pressure on myself!
The first book on my tbr is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I explained in my last post, I have been working through all of Jane Austen’s full length novels and December is the month where I read the last Austen book and complete this mini challenge with myself! I am actually currently reading it and I am adoring it so much. I have a feeling that I am going to love it but it’s definitely going to be hard to rate it in comparison with Emma, which is my favourite Austen book at the moment!
my second book that I would like to finish this month is one that I am also currently reading and it is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
This has been one that I have been wanting to read for so so long and I finally picked it up this month. It is taking me slightly longer to get through and I am still getting used to the way Gaskell writes. She writes in a much less lyrical way that Austen or the Bronte sisters do, but I am thoroughly enjoying the story. A friend of mine, Bess, described it as ‘all brooding and brows’ and I think that is such a perfect description!
The third book is one that I technically had on my tbr in october or november. One of those months! It was Maurice by E.M. Forster. I don’t know much about this book and that is what I prefer. I am extremely excited. Hopefully I get to it this month!
the last book for the month is one that I am highly anticipating to read. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. I read Rebecca last month and freaking FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. It was actually so wonderful and beautiful. So I do have high hopes for this book but I honestly think that Daphne Du Maurier can do no wrong!
Also I absolutely love my edition of this book! I found it second hand and i think it’s so cute!
That’s it for my tbr! I told you it is super short! I also did finally finish One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez earlier this month as it was a run off from November! I might do a review for because i have a lot of thoughts and feelings.
Have a wonderful day/night!
Until next time, happy reading!
All the love,