i realized it’s been a while since i’ve sat down and just chatted about what i’ve been up to on my blog, since, you know, i’ve been doing monthly wrap-ups. but i wanted to do one of these because i like writing them!!
this last week was a chill one for me, even though my mental health hadn’t been the best, but i’m coping! i feel a tiny little bit better now, so there’s that. also, i’ve been reading some pretty amazing books, and one of them made me really happy….
meet my new favorite book!!!!!!
Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper #1), by alice oseman, is just the cutest, most wholesome graphic novel ever. it’s so quick to read (since it’s a graphic novel), but it impacted me nonetheless, because i needed it at the time. i also have never ordered books as fast as when i ordered the next volumes of this series. i can’t wait to have them in my hands! you bet i will read them both as soon as possible!
i feel like this book is a pretty popular one, and at this point pretty much everyone knows what it’s about, but Heartstopper is a love story between Nick and Charlie, who sit one day next to each other in class, and start being friends from there. the story also tackles some very important issues, which makes it light and also insightful, which i absolutely love.
trigger warning: abusive relationship.
i’m excited about the fact that i’m getting into graphic novels/mangas. as i said in my last post, i really want to read more of this genre, so at least i’m keeping up with my goals for once.
as for now, i am currently reading two books:
- i’m listening to the audiobook of Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad #1), by c. b. lee, and it’s surprisingly very fun! i had heard that the narrator is very good, and now that i’m little less halfway through it, i must agree. it’s definitely a familiar voice, because i’ve heard it before but i can’t pinpoint in which audiobook. anyway. the narrator is very good so it enhances my reading experience.
- i’m also reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1) by talia hibbert, which is an adult contemporary romance and i am loving it! i was told that talia hibbert doesn’t disappoint but damn. i did not see this one coming! i can’t wait to read more of it, and really hope it becomes a new favorite of mine.
i have also been watching a few good shows lately, especially after my finals. i tend to stop watching anything when finals approach because it becomes a distraction and i know i’ll feel horrible after bing-watching a show instead of studying. so now i binge-watch shows without feeling bad about it!
here’s what i’m currently watching:
first of all, i started watching Who Killed Malcolm X, which is a documentary series about the life, and especially death of Malcolm X. it’s on netflix, so it’s easily accessible. not gonna lie, i am enjoying it, a lot. obviously, it’s very educational and eye-opening. so i highly recommend giving it a try.
i’m also catching up on The Bold Type. i watched the first season when it first came out and then…never finished. now that there are four seasons in the show, i’m having a blast binge-watching it! it’s just so fun, smart, empowering and discusses issues that are actually relevant like white privilege , identity, and many more.
if you’ve never heard of The Bold Type, it’s about these three best-friends who work together at Scarlet, a magazine that works on empowering women. they have many issues regarding their careers and love life, and we follow them as they grow and learn. so it’s light and fun and i highly recommend it if that’s what you’re looking for.
aaaand finally, i just wanted to add some books i hope to get into in june. i know i never stick to TBRs, but the least i can do is try. plus these are books i reaaaaally hope i can read!
(click on the cover to be directed to the book’s goodreads’ page.)
i feel very optimistic, but let’s see how it goes…
what are you currently reading and watching? have you read any recent faves?
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