- Volpone: or, The Fox by Ben Jonson
- Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
- Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
- Death Note, Volume IV (Black Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba
- Death Note, Volume V (Black Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba
In March I read a total of five books! 2 mangas, a play, a novel and one non-fiction. I was debating whether I should post a review on Volumes IV and V of Death Note – so I decided to review them in my wrap up. Click here to view previous monthly wrap-ups!
The first book I re-read this month was Volpone; or, The Fox by Ben Jonson. I read this for my Shakespeare, Jonson & Co. English Literature Module. The play is brilliant – it’s packed with dark satire, witty remarks as well as being incredibly fast-paced. I’d even go as far to say Mosca is one of my favourite characters of all time.
The second book I read this month was Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. This novel was beautiful. It has a timeless bittersweet feel to it. And the writing style! Oh wow, it was amazing. This coming of age LGBTQ+ novel explores religion, growing up, repression and magic. Without spoiling anything, it’s heartbreakingly wonderful.
This month I read Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates, probably my most important read of the month. Don’t fret, this isn’t a man-hate book, its basically a compilation of anonymous submissions of Everyday Sexism to the Everyday Sexism Project Website, along with Laura Bates’ commentary and lots of heartbreaking facts to complement the awful gender stereotypes and inequalities we still face today. A really enlightening read that everyone should pick up. Thank you, Hannah, for recommending it to me!
Finally this month I read two mangas, Death Note Volume IV and V out of VI. So, I started Death Note way back in 2013, and finally this year, I picked it up again! I don’t really know why I stopped reading it, to be honest. The main reason could be GCSE’s and A-levels and University…but besides that, I’m not sure, because damn is it amazing! It’s so fast-paced, detailed and tense. The whole time I’m urging to read more. I read both of the volumes in almost one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down! If you love a thriller and are looking to explore manga I would highly recommend Death NOte since I’m very new to Manga and found that it was so engaging.
Once again, thank you for reading! Apologies for the late post but I’m aiming to post closer to the start of the month for April’s wrap-up. Hope you enjoyed reading and have a lovely day! 🙂