Hello All! I’m here again with the update of my reading for this month. I didn’t read as much, but I did however continue reading short stories from my English classes.
I included the rating I gave these books, and I don’t plan on giving all these books a book review but if there’s a book you want me to review or hear more about, comment below!
Number of Books Read: 1
Types of Books:
1 Young adult Fantasy
Pages Read: Approx. 352
The books I read were:
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Rating: 4 Stars
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book. I usually like romance in books, especially in retellings, but honestly this book was really well done, and the romance was just a bonus.
Summary: Princess Lira is a lethal siren; with princes lined up to wed her. On an unfateful night, she kills one of her own. The Sea Queen decides to punish Lira by turning her into a human, stripping her on her song. She has until the winter solstice to give the Sea Queen Prince Elian’s heart, or she’ll remain a human forever. Over on Prince Elian’s side, he hunts sirens, but one day he saves a woman from drowning. She claims that she can help him find a key to get rid of sirens, but all it will take is trust.
I also am taking two English classes that are focusing on short stories, and overall writings, so I have come up with a list of short stories that I’ve read during this month. If you have read any of them, let me know down in the comments, or contact me; And that goes as well if you would like to know my thoughts on any of these stories.
Guests of Nations by Frank O’Connor
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Girls at War by Chinua Achebe
The Lemon by Arnost Lustig
The Lady With the Little Dog by Anton Chekov
Gimpel the Fool by Issac Bashevis Singer
In Broad Daylight by Ha Jin
Saboteur by Ha Jin
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adichie
Where Are you Going, Where Have you Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Musee des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Eveline by James Joyce
Clay by James Joyce
A Father by Bharati Mukherjee
Waking in the Blue by Robert Lowell
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Leaving the Motel by W.D. Snodgrass
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
The Flea by John Donne
Digging by Seamus Heaney
Digging by Audre Lorde