Hello everyone! It’s a new month and we’re past the quarter-way mark of 2019…. can you believe this is the last year of this DECADE?! I had a slight shock when I realised that the other day… Anyway, I have a LOT of reading to be doing this month, so hopefully I will be successful. Without further ado, here are my (quite ambitious) reading plans!
So I plan on reading four fiction books this month. Firstly, I want to finish my two current reads: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness and An einem klaren, eiskalten Januarmorgen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts* by Roland Schimmelpfennig. I’m about 13% through Time’s Convert and 22% through the German book (that title is way too long), so I’m planning on finishing those this weekend and next week when I’m in Germany.
*on a clear, ice-cold January morning at the beginning of the 21st Century
I’m also using my travelling abroad as an excuse to read some of the e-ARCs sitting on my Kindle, so hopefully I’ll finally be getting to In the Gleaming Light by H. R. Moore as well as Nocturnal by Wilder Poetry, which is a poetry collection.
I also want (read: need) to read some non-fiction books. I actually really like non-fiction and all the topics I will be reading about, but the purpose of me reading them is actually for research for essays I need to write. I need to do some background research for my psychology research essay on jury decision making, so I’ll be taking a stab at Forensic Psychology by David Canter and #Crime by Rebecca M. Hayes and Kate Luther. Hopefully they give me some much-needed background knowledge. This is also a field I’m considering pursuing in the future, so it will be useful.
For my History class I need to do another essay, and I really want to do it on the Japanese occupation of Korea, but I know very little about the history of either country. I’m going to start my background reading with A History of Korea by Kyung Moon Hwang. If I get onto my reading about Japanese history that would be great, but I’m not sure if that will be possible, so I’m going to try and keep my goals realistic.
I also decided to share at the end of my TBR’s a little bit of the music I am looking forward to this month. Later tonight we Shawn Mendes is releasing his new track If I Can’t Have You. OH MY GIRL is releasing their first full-length album on the 8th, and two of my favourite groups, A.C.E and GOT7, will be releasing albums on the 17th and 20th respectively. I’ll try and keep you updated on what I’m listening to throughout the month as I discover new releases, and as always I’ll share my faves with you at the end of the month.
And that’s everything! I really hope I get to all of these books. It should be doable, but we’ll see. If you haven’t already checked up my wrap up for last month, you can find that here.
What are your reading plans for May? Are there any upcoming music releases you are excited for?
Happy reading, Keira x.