This month has been really crazy and I thought I would write a post about some of my favorite things this month.
The Well Of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall- this fascinating read challenged mainstream society and was banned upon publication nearly ruining Hall’s career. It is not an autobiography but is very similar to Hall’s own life. The story revolves around Stephen a girl whose parents are disappointed at having a daughter. Her father quickly accepts that he has a daughter instead of the son he longed for but her mother never really gets over it. Stephen who was always more masculine and different from the other girls grows up to be a lesbian and the book is about her life and struggles.
Equus by Peter Shaffer- this play took the world by storm. It revolves around a psychotic young boy called Alan, who blinds six horses. This compelling play is from the point of view of his psychiatrist who tries to understand him and in the process even begins to envy him. I had to read it for my literature class and I absolutely am fascinated by this play.
Othello by William Shakespeare- Othello is a heartbreaking tale of two lovers whose love is shattered by the evil and manipulative Iago. Othello is a black man in love with Desdemona a white girl and so their love is frowned upon by society however they decide to elope and get married anyway. But things soon change as Iago whom the gullible Othello trusts convinces Othello that Desdemona is cheating on him with Cassio. This story is a touching and emotional tragedy and one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. To be honest I was never a huge fan of Shakespeare’s plays but I had to do Othello for my English class and ended up loving it.
Catch 22 by Joseph Keller- this book is one of my favorite books of all time and recently I decided to read it again (yes I’m a book nerd). It’s a complicated book about the military and Yossarian who doesn’t want to continue flying missions for the military. However, there’s always a catch in everything he and the people around him do. This book is imaginative, creative and engaging and if you haven’t read it so far you really need to.
Paper Towns by John Green- Paper Towns is a thought provoking and inspiring tale of two teenager- Quentin and Margo. Quentin has always been in love with Margo since the two were children and Margo who grew up to be a lot more popular in high school than Quentin drifted apart from him. However, after an adventurous night together they reconnect only for Margo to completely disappear. Quentin tries to find her and in the process ends up learning a lot about himself and his friends.
Hello by Adele- it seems like anything Adele sings is pure genius and I am absolutely loving her new song Hello. It is not only catchy, it has depth and meaning- something that a lot of songs these days don’t have. The video too is amazing and Adele looks more beautiful than ever. The video tells us the story behind the song. It’s simple yet perfect for this particular song.
The Hills by The Weeknd- this song is just so saddening and so honest. It’s very relatable for most people who have been in relationships because most people have been in a relationship like this one at least once. It’s also really catchy (it was stuck in my head for a really long time) and it has a great beat to it. Plus, the remixes by both Nicki Minaj and Eminem are great and make an amazing song even better.
Hotline Bling by Drake- this song took the internet by surprise and almost everyone was making parodies of it or making fun of Drake’s “dance moves”. This song not only instantly puts a smile on my face but there is also a deeper meaning to the lyrics. It’s a really fun song and I’ve really been into it this month.
Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners- I recently read and watched The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and this song instantly became one of my favorite songs. It’s a fun, pretty hipster, and catchy song that you need to listen to. It’s not exactly a famous, mainstream song but it’s a great song.
Complicated by Kimya Dawson- Kimya Dawson is amazing and I’ve been pretty obsessed with her music lately. Out of all her songs this one is probably my favorite one because it’s just so real. It talks about how we all just need to accept each other for who we are instead of just judging others for being different. If you’ve never heard a Kimya Dawson song you need to listen to her immediately!
So I hope you liked this post and don’t forget to like, share, follow and comment on what your favorite things this month were!