Monthly Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up – 2018

month wrap up final

i think i found my calling as like,,,,a human sloth or something. i was supposed to have this post ready in like a ‘update as you go’ format (i’m so revolutionary with my ideas, i know) so that when the months ends im not scrambling to put a decent post together

yeah, well past may has different plans it seems. i resent her so much

anywho, i just had my caffeine and a literal brownie for breakfast, bc you know, nutrition and all, so here we go

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I read a total of 21 books. 7 physical books πŸ“•, 9 e-books πŸ“±, and 5 audiobooks 🎧. Links will take you to my reviews for each book.

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πŸ“±Mirage: ✦✦✦✦✧

This was a really great sci-fi fantasy based on morrocan culture and i was just gushing about it from start to finish (except for the romance, only downside)

πŸ“±The City of Ghosts: ✦✦✦✦✧

Creepy middle grade book written by an actual writing queen, sign me the hell up.

πŸ“±The Supervillain and Me: ✦✦✦✦✦

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. there’s nothing particularly special about it but it was contemporary that gave me a lot of cutesy feels and y’all know im biased when it comes to my comtemps.

πŸ“• Not the Girls You’re Looking For: ✦✧✧✧✧

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🎧 Sometimes I Lie: ✦✦✦✦✧

I already have trust issues, why do books like to make me want to become a social recluse???

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πŸ“• The False Prince: ✦✦✧✧✧

Objectively i know this is a great middle grade book that i would have enjoyed had i read it when i was younger, but the writing was just really taking a toll on me

πŸ“• The Last Time We Say Goodbye: ✦✦✦✦✦

This book punched me in the heart and laughed at my pain, aka I loved it.

🎧 The Picture of Dorian Grey: ✦✦✧✧✧

uhhh,,,,,this was dull. Classics are definitely an acquired taste,,,,like moldy cheese (LISTEN ITS A JOKE, DONT ATTACK ME IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, IM HAPPY FOR YOU)

πŸ“±Sadie: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)

when will courtney summers not ruin my life with her books?? i think the answer is never and im glad to hear that

πŸ“• Slammed: ✦✦✦✦✧

easy to read and interesting but nothing about it blew me away. just felt like a typical ya romance.

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πŸ“• Wrecked: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)

This book was SO. WELL. WRITTEN. It deals with sexual assault and victim blaming and explored the topics in such a unique way.

Solid book.

πŸ“±A Taxonomy of Love: ✦✦✦✧✧ (3.5 stars)

very interesting. didn’t particularly enjoy the romance but main character has Tourette’s Syndrome and living life through his eyes was probably the best part of the book.

Oh and the doodled taxonomies.

🎧 A Man Called Ove: ✦✦✦✦✦ (4.5 stars)

fantastic book, probably a new fav

I love pain and grumpy old people who are soft marshmallows inside

πŸ“±The Art of French Kissing: ✦✦✦✦✧

objectively speaking I know this book isn’t that great but i literally dont care bc it was adorable and had pages filled with food descriptions and honestly is there anything better?

πŸ“• The Weight of Feathers: ✦✦✧✧✧ (2.5 stars)

really WANTED to love this book bc the premise and characters were great but the writing was my hardest hurdle. It was wayyyy to prose-y for me and made me reallyΒ  confused at what was taking place.

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πŸ“• Big Mushy Happy Lump: ✦✦✦✦✧

If i could read these comic for the rest of my life, i’d be okay with that.

πŸ“± Hopeless: ✦✦✧✧✧ (2.5 stars)

the writing was good as usual but the flaws for me were the love interest (he was ping ponging between creepy and cringey) and the whole premise was really,,,,,,a lot.

🎧 Little Fires Everywhere: ✦✦✦✦✦

THIS BOOK IMPRESSED ME SO MUCH

I wasn’t even expecting to love it but wow did it prove me wrong. It’s like mystery slash contemporary but it’s SO well written and the lives of each of the character’s explored are so thorough and realistic.

This could easily be a movie.

🎧 Love & Luck: ✦✦✦✦✧

really really really enjoyed this one. wholesome and cute and family oriented and adobrs

πŸ“±The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: ✦✦✦✦✧

super great for when you want a creepy book. morbid and gory but very interesting and unique

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πŸ“±This One Summer:✦✦✧✧✧

definitely understand why reader would love this, but its just,,,,not my style.

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wow that took too long.

so i have a lot to unpack for what i plan for october so im probably going to make another post about it

but if anyone is participating in Inktober (and sharing online) PLEASE LET ME KNOW, i need all the moral support i can get, in the form of your daily drawings 😍😍 and i wanna support you talented peeps who are giving their life and sanity away for art, i feel you my dudes

stay hydrated and happy and have a good week y’all,

mayy

 

31 thoughts on “September Wrap Up – 2018”

  1. Holy cats! 21 books?!?! Can I be you when I grow up? πŸ˜‰

    For real though you got some killer reads down this month. I’ve personally had Sometimes I Lie & The Last Time We Say Goodbye on my TBR for ages and your reviews and ratings have me pumped to move them up the list!

    Also, I’m so glad you liked Sadie. That was my favorite read last month. =)

    Happy reading in October! ❀

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    1. ahhhhhh ily ❀ but omg no i just ignore life and pretend im not internally screaming 25/7

      i can't WAIT to hear what you think of them, they both were so great for totally different reasons.

      Sadie was wild, honestly shook my life up. Thank you my sweet, i hope you have a great month as well ❀

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  2. WOAH 21 BOOKS!!!
    Man, I LOVE The False Prince- it got my only IRL bookish friend obsessed with reading, buuuut I understand why someone wouldn’t like it.
    ALSO I GOT SADIE FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND I’M ONLY ON PAGE 10 BUT I LOOOVE IT?!!?!?!?
    Some of these books sound super interesting, so I’ll definitely check them out!! πŸ˜€

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    1. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ ahhhh thank you!

      awww, thats SO SWEET, im so glad you loved it and YES SADIE IS SO INTENSE BUT SO GREAT

      cant wait to hear your thoughts. have a good reading week bby ❀

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  3. WOW 21 BOOKS UR HONESTLY A GODDESS AT READING MAY πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ I read 7 books this month and that was a new record for me LMAO. (I honestly wish I could just stay home all day and read πŸ™ƒ but ugh, school exists)

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Mirage, Sadie, and Little Fires Everywhere; I want to read all these books so badly!! 😍

    Honestly the first sentence of this post is such a mood. And I’ll be looking forward to your plan for October ☺️

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    1. omg sTOP THIS SAP THIS INSTANT (jk i secretly love it)
      hey 7 is still amazing bc youre balancing it with life and being a functioning human, im just turning into a sloth

      ahhh, cant wait to see what you think of those. thank you my sweet, youre always such a doll ❀

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  4. Omg how do you manage to read this much in a month??? We love a reading goddess!
    I actually just bought a kindle of The Supervillain and Me because of you and I am SO EXCITED! It actually sounds like the best thing ever so you’ll probably see me gushing about it in the near future haha
    It’s funny you say Little Fires Everywhere should be a movie because it’s actually being turned into a TV series that’s starring and being produced by REESE WITHERSPOON!! If she doesn’t play Mrs. Richardson, I’m suing πŸ™ƒ
    As a literature student I’m a bit bitter about The Picture of Dorian Gray but your burn/analogy was too good it had me laughing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. AHHHHHHH you make my heart burst omg πŸ™‚

      DID YOU?? WOWOWOOW i feel honoured but also LOTS OF PRESSURE i hope you do love it as much as i did and youre welcome to scream with me about how cute it is ANYTIME

      omg no wayyyyy, I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS BEING TURNED INTO A TV SERIES, wow, im SO FOR THIS, thx for sharing

      hahahahha IM SORRY but hey it got you to laugh so mission accomplished ❀

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  5. Holy crap you read 21 books!! that’s amazing, congrats May!! And omg, I didn’t realise The False Prince was middle grade?? It’s such a massive novel, lmao I thought it was an adult historical fantasy πŸ˜‚ Also I’m so glad you loved a Man Called Ove!! I really need to read Fredrik Backman’s books!!
    Great month you had and hoping your October is even better πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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    1. omg tHANK YOU YOU’RE TOO SWEET ily ❀

      right! its such a big book and looks so high fantasy but i assure you its very easy to read, just wasnt for me sadly.

      YOU DO! I DO! WE DO! im convinced after a man called ove that im going to love the rest of his books and now i desperately need them all. lol

      thank you love, i hope your october is amazing too ❀

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  6. 21 BOOKS THAT’S SO MANY YOU SUPERHERO (ha ha get it like supervillain and me? because that book is superheroes and also you love it? folks, i’ll be here all week)

    i am v glad you liked City of Ghosts and Sometimes I Lie b/c tbr central (ok in actuality i did not add City of Ghosts to my tbr but i AM considering it). also even gladder about A Man Called Ove and Love & Luck b/c those are both on my tbr AND anticipated! i say like i haven’t been not reading them for extended periods of time

    also wait wait wait where can i see your drawings??? TELL ME WHERE i have only seen a few and i am dying to see more from your talented soul!!!

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    1. ahahhahahahaha emma you truly outdo yourself with the jokes, plz never stop

      you WILL GET TO THEM AND YOU WILL LOVE THEM (i sure hope)

      fdsjalfkjdaslfa aaaaaaa i loves you sm omg
      ill be posting octobers highlights in november (hopefully it doesnt flop) but you make me excited about drawing again 😭😭😭😭

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  7. Okay but how do you read so much, where did you get your superpowers and where can I get them??? That’s like, SO cool, you’re my reading role model haha πŸ™‚
    I’m sorry that Not The Girl You’re Looking For was that terrible for you :/ I’ve heard great things about it, and not-so-great things so… I’m a bit on the fence about that one, I don’t know what to do now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Inktober!!! I hope you’ll have tons of fun, yay! Have an amazing October love ❀

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH youre like a cupcake but in human form

      its,,,,really bad like the arab rep was bad and the friendships were toxic and awful and the plot was just,,,,bad πŸ˜‚ but if you do end up reading it, i hope you love it

      thank you my sweet, have a great month too! ❀

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      1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW what you’re too sweet thank you so much I always dream of being a cupcake ahhhh ❀
        Ugh no, that's too bad 😦 thank you for the heads-up!! ❀

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