October was a wonderful reading month for me despite having exams this month.
As you can see… I have been busy. I completed the whole The Heroes of Olympus series and it had once and for all pulled me out of my 5-year reading slump. I hadn’t read victoriously until recently because I moved to an English-speaking country 6 years ago, and was never confident enough to read English books. I was used to finishing a book within a few hours in Chinese. When I tried to read English books, I get frustrated at how slow I am reading because of the language barrier, and never had the patient to keep reading.
Now that my English has improved, I can’t wait to explore a whole new world of books in this language. I made a good decision to start with Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, which was so captivating that I had to keep reading reading. I loved the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, but I was still a slow reader and took long breaks between reading. I loved The Heroes of Olympus even more, mostly because the characters are aged up a bit and there are different perspectives to the story. Finishing 5 books + a companion book in a month is a great achievement for me. This means I can finally enjoy English literature just like native speakers. For this I have Rick Riordan to thank.
I’ve also done a November TBR which can be seen here.