Weekly Reading Blog | Reading 6 books & starting a spooky read


Welcome to another reading blog! I’m clearly on a roll this month. I’ve been having such fun with my reading time. I’m also detoxing from social media, namely Twitter, and I can’t explain how amazing I’ve been feeling since doing that. This week was also pretty interesting and I’m excited for you to see what I’ve been up to!

Books Picked Up

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Sunday – October 18th

Progress: 35% of Bunny + Started and finished The Poet X

My Sunday is off to a lovely start! I woke up at around 7:30 (which isn’t my usual go to time). I took a shower, made breakfast and some tea and now I’m basically just chilling.

Okay, so I started Bunny today and this is just the weirdest book I have ever picked up. Strange doesn’t even feel like a good enough word for it. I don’t even know how else to describe it. It’s weird enough to keep me reading though it can be a bit uncomfortable.

And my last update for today will be that I started and finished The Poet X. Like I did with Clap When You Land, my goal was to read at least 100 pages. You can guess what happened next I guess. I sadly didn’t enjoy this one as much as Clap When You Land but I’m slowly becoming a fan of Elizabeth Acevedo with each book.

Monday – October 19th

Progress: Started and finished The Weight of Our Sky

This morning was exhausting. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I made some breakfast and had my tea but overall I was feeling kinda meh. Watched Monsters, Inc. for comfort and then picked up The Weight of Our Sky on a whim. I just saw it in my ebook library and decided to start it. I finished it 2 hours ago and wow was that a good book. It was so captivating and I read so much so fast. The way the author wrote about OCD was so detailed and often painful to think about. I appreciate the author bringing it to light like that and not shying away by bringing it into the story for a while and then not mentioning it anymore. I also cried so you always know it’s a good book when that happens.

Tuesday – October 20th

Progress: Started and finished Other Words for Home & Punching the Air

I feel on top of the world. I’ve been in such a reading mood this month, and especially this week. I actually started and finished two books today. They were both in verse but still. Other Words for Home was absolutely amazing! I teared up a few times and this story was just overall wonderful and I can’t recommend it enough. Punching the Air has been on my list for a while and today I finally decided to pick it up. I enjoyed the book so so much. I didn’t really know what to expect but I adored it. It’s such an important book and one I highly recommend as well.

I now have no clue what to read next. I have a lot of books on my list but I don’t know which one to start with. I suppose I’ll wait until tomorrow to pick something new.

Wednesday – October 21st

Progress: 52% of It’s Not About the Burqa (Started a few months ago)

I woke up late so my usual morning reading didn’t happen today. I did pick up It’s Not About the Burqa though. I picked this up a while back but didn’t want to rush through the essays. I read a bit more today and I’m liking it so far. It’s nice to read about Muslim women from different backgrounds and with different experiences.

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Something exciting did happen today! I got approved for a review copy of I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey! Halsey has been one of my favorite artists for a while now and I absolutely love her music. I can’t believe I’ve actually been approved! I’m so looking forward to starting it over the weekend 😍

Thursday – October 22nd

Progress: Started and finished I Would Leave Me If I Could + Finished It’s Not About the Burqa + 7% of They Wish They Were Us

And it’s a wonderful Thursday! I got myself to wake up early today (unlike yesterday) and I started reading I Would Leave Me If I Could. Took my time with it because I wanted to savor it. Overall I really loved it. It was all about her experiences and some poems were pretty heavy to read about. I really hope she writes more poetry in the future too. She has such talent!

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I also finished what was left of It’s Not About the Burqa. I really enjoyed these essays. Some I felt were a bit dense so it took me a little longer to get through while others were super easy and quick to read. I loved the diversity of the women who wrote the essays and what they brought to the book. I also started a tiny bit of They Wish They Were Us but I haven’t really gotten anywhere yet.

Friday – October 23rd

Progress: –

Today was a self care day for me. I wasn’t in the mood to read so I just binged some Friends episodes and started A Series of Unfortunate Events with my cousin. So far so good.

Saturday – October 24th

Progress: 28% of A Thousand Questions

I was in the mood for some middle grade today and so I started A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi! Really enjoying it so far and hoping to finish it during next weeks reading blog.

Books Finished

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  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – ⭐⭐⭐
  • The Weight of Our Sky by Hanaa Alkaf – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • It’s Not About the Burqa by Mariam Khan – ⭐⭐⭐⭐


What did you read last week?

12 thoughts on “Weekly Reading Blog | Reading 6 books & starting a spooky read

  1. I really enjoy this weekly reading blogs that you haven been uploading and I’m looking forward to readind more of them in the future. Also, I am amazed at the number of books you managed to complete!

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  2. You read six books this week? That is amaziiiing!! And I can’t wait to read I Would Leave Me If I Could 😀


  3. Ah so sorry, I have been so very behind on blog posts so am late today. Expect the spam for my fave!! But also OMG QUEEN LOOK AT YOU GO! I am,,, very jealous lmao. And I am SO EXCITED to read Bunny and Punching The Air xoxo


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