May Wrap-Up Post

Hey readers! May was a very productive month for me. I gave my AP exams and reread the books that I needed for my AP English Literature exam. For the first time in my life, I analysed books properly by memorising all the major plot points, quotes, character traits etc. It was very fun to actually “study” literary works and I realised that I might want to do something like that in college as well. I really enjoy reading classics. Just the thought of reading a literary work from centuries ago blows my mind. However, I think I’ve just been reading classics since the past few months and I wanted to explore something new. I’ve been really fascinated by the beautiful game of chess and I want to be better at it. So, I might read some chess books in the future. I think that will be really fun. I also want to read non-fiction but I only enjoy anecdotal and biographical non-fiction books so if you have any suggestions, please comment down below!

Life Updates:

  • I had my birthday this month but I didn’t really celebrate it because of Covid and I had my APs as well.
  • I got an arm fracture in April and the plaster was finally removed this month after three long weeks of suffering.
  • My exams got over but the grind is still on as I’m focusing on my extracurriculars and I’ll surely be more regular on this blog in the coming months.

Books:

  • The Great Gatsby ( 5 stars) – I reread this book for my AP exam and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it.
  • The Catcher In The Rye ( 5 stars) – This book has been my all-time favourite since forever. I generally don’t like rereading books a lot as I feel I would rather use the time to explore some even better reads but I can proudly say that this one of the few books that I reread. I don’t know how many times I’ve read this book and the amazing thing is that whenever I read it I learn something new from it. People say that non-fiction is much better than fiction and fiction doesn’t enhance our minds but I disagree. Fiction can teach us a lot too!
  • Frankenstein (3 stars) – I didn’t enjoy reading this book a lot and I just don’t think that book is meant for everybody. Nevertheless, if you are wondering what the first science fiction book ever looked like then you should go for this book.

Currently Reading:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – This book has been on my TBR since a very long time and I’ll review it soon.

This month was slow book wise but I’ll make sure to read more and devote more time to this book!

Happy Reading,

Sidh.

12 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up Post”

  1. Once you’ve read a book or two on chess, get one of those free computer chess games and practice on the computer. Once you can regularly beat the computer, then it’s time to move on to people 🙂

      1. I don’t. But if I were you, I’d compile a list of some grandmasters and then see if any of them have written books on chess. It would at least give you a great place to start.

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