Monthly Wrap Ups

October Wrap Up – 2018

month wrap up final

I DONT KNOW WHAT I DID TO DESERVE THIS BUT I’VE HAD SUCH A FANTASTIC READING MONTH

im not even talking about statistics, im talking about the sheer amount of books that i genuinely ENJOYED reading. so many series ended 😭😭😭 and there were so many new favourites that i came across, what a fantastic month

also the weather is freezing here so im constantly drowning in hoodies, so october is officially the Bestβ„’.

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I read a total of 20 books. 5 physical books πŸ“•, 8 e-books πŸ“±, and 7 audiobooks 🎧.
Links will take you to my reviews for each book.

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πŸ“± Bright We Burn: ✦✦✧✧✧

I really enjoyed the first two books in the series and even though i was aware of the slow pacing and very dense writing of the previous books, for some reason the final book just left me…..unsatisfied.

Sad.

πŸ“• The Case for Jaime: ✦✦✦✦✧

I FRICKEN LOVE THIS SERIES. The banter between charotte and jamie is spectacular and i love the plot and the mysteries and i want demand the other books right now

πŸ“± Wildcard: ✦✦✦✦✧

for some reason i hold the unpopular opinion ??? all the reviews i’ve read (as well as my friends) thought it took too much of a detour from the plot & characters in book 1

i mean, i get it, but i still really liked it for some reason idk read at your own risk.

🎧 Surprise Me: ✦✦✦✦✧

i enjoyed this book so much!!! sophie kinsella is such a feel good author and her books are always filled with humour and crazy quirky characters and random plot twists, its always a fun time.

πŸ“± The Lost Sisters: ✦✦✦✦✧

tayrn is a brat but this novella is great

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πŸ“• The Nightingale: ✦✦✦✦✦

Reading this book is like setting yourself on fire, its just all pain and no escape.

that is to say, one of the best written books i’ve ever read in my entire life.

🎧 The Pisces: ✧✧✧✧✧

. . . this book is the definition of a dumpster fire. it was, so. bad.

really, i cant even give it one star bc i really couldnt find a single redeeming quality about it.

yikes, my friends, yikes.

πŸ“• The Bird and the Blade: ✦✦✦✦✧

THIS BOOK IS OBJECTIVELY A GOOD BOOK CENTERED AROUND A ROMANCE UNTIL THE LAST 50 PAGES WHEN IT STABS YOUR IN THE HEART HAPPY READING ❀️

🎧 Thunderhead: ✦✦✦✦✦

THIS. BOOK. WAS. EVERYTHING.

i know a lot of people couldn’t connect with the pacing and romance of the first book but you guys HANG IN THERE bc this book fixed all those problems and more

πŸ“± Evidence of the Affair: ✦✦✦✦✧

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an artist with words and in a 100 paged novella she was able to blow me away.

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πŸ“• Bone Gap: ✦✦✦✧✧ (3.5 stars)

this book was really strange. the magic realism aspect kind of went over my head and i wanted to know what actually took place

but the characters were precious and i love them

πŸ“± Vengeful: ✦✦✦✦✦

victoria schwab didn’t come to play, kids, she did not come to play.

🎧 Sleeping Giants: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4.5 stars)

fantastic book, probably a new fav.

it’s unique in its writing style, plot, and execution. highly suggest you pick up the audiobook bc its a ride.

🎧 A Million Junes: ✦✦✦✦✧ (4 stars)

i really liked this book. its sweet and wholesome and very family-centered. i wish we got more explanation for the magic realism aspects (i sound like a broken record) but a solid book.

πŸ“±Β Kingdom of Ash: ✦✦✦✦✦

I CANT BELIEVE THIS SERIES ENDED. WHO GAVE IT THE DAMN RIGHT

im just going to sob myself to sleep everytime i think of this book bc its like a piece of me came to an end and im not over it.

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🎧 Fahrenheit 451: ✦✦✧✧✧ (2.5 stars)

(i keep referring to this book as fahrenheit 541 and i really just am done with myself rn)

i love the premise of this book. the writing was kind of dense but i think the real factor that influenced my low rating was the audiobook.

i didn’t particularly enjoy it but i really want to reread it in physical copy

🎧 Talking As Fast as I Can: ✦✦✦✦✧

!!!MY FIRST NON-FICTION READ!!!

this was such a short, fun, hilarious, entertaining read. lauren herself narrates the audiobook and she’s a star, loved this.

πŸ“• Little Do We Know: ✦✦✦✧✧ (2.5 stars)

this book had loads of good intentions and I think it’s a decent book that most would enjoy (themes of friendship and recovery and self-discovery) but I didn’t like the way the ‘romance’ was handled and meh I got bored

πŸ“± In Paris With You: ✦✦✧✧✧

the idea was cute but the way it was written in prose didn’t work for me and the characters were unlikeable :/

πŸ“± The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One: ✦✦✧✧✧

GOSH I WANTED TO LOVE THIS ONE SO BADLY IM SO SAD

i adored the first book in this series and i loved the poems about supporting woman and boosting each other and spreading love but yikes you guys there was so much misandry, nah, i’ll take a pass

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thats allllllll

i wanted to list out some goals to keep in mind for next month but im pretty sure making a list is a surefire way for me toΒ notΒ get what i planned done and so i will restrain myself.

And today marks the start of NANOWRIMO and so i am reviving my deceased account in attempts to not fail like last year, so if youre participating, let me know and we can encourage/cry together

okay friends, im out. i hope you’re having a great month and don’t forget to eat your carrots.

mayy

34 thoughts on “October Wrap Up – 2018”

  1. I’m so happy to hear you had a great reading month and wow, so many books, you’re my role model ❀ I'm glad you still enjoyed Wildcard, I am so, so very nervous about this book?! But also I really want to read it, it because I am so curious to see how it all ends.
    I hope you'll have an amazing November ❀

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    1. fjlkdajlk marie youre too sweet to me 😭😭
      i can’t wait to see your thoughts bc it sounds like a REALLY polarizing book
      thank you love, i hope you have an amazing november as well πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  2. May wowoowww please teach me how to read so many books I need all your secrets now omg. I’m so happy you had such a great reading month and found so many new favourites! Also, I just really wanna say I love this post and you even though it’s so cheesy – ok, bye ❀

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    1. the secret issss *whisper* drop all form of a social life and read till 1 am everynight, foolproof

      thank youuuu sweetie, you’re so kind to me omg i dont deserve you and your cheese πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’ž

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! ❀
      hahaha thats how i FEEL about so many books its ridiculous
      i hope you are able to get to them and you love them as much as i did! can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them
      happy reading ❀

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  3. Holy cats! What a fantastic reading month!! Looks like you found some new treasures and that’s always the best! Lost Sisters is the only title we had in common this month, and I totally agree the novella was everything but Tarryn is still trash. ❀

    Happy reading in November!!

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    1. !!!thank youuuuu! honestly some of these books were magic
      hahhaha glad we’re in solidarity over this πŸ’ž

      thank you, i hope november treats you well and you get loads of reading done ❀

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    1. Thank you!

      WHAT A GREAT QUESTION. okay so yes definitely they’re ALWAYS compared and idk if that does illuminae justice (bc like hello its illuminae) but they’re //similar// in the way that theyre both sci-fi and written in interview format (sleeping giants is 100% interview tho) and theyre funny (illuminae is funnier oops)

      but sleeping giants explores a WAYYYY different plot and is more ‘scientific’ i guess but REALLY unique. the illuminae files remain on top tho bc there is no nik or ella counterpart in this series (so far at least)

      BUT I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND SLEEPING GIANTS, especially if you can audiobook it, it’s an Experience

      okay sorry for the essay im going to stop talking now

      hope you have a great month!!

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  4. OKAY GOOD JOB TO YOU FOR READING SO MUCH!!
    Also, I ReALlY need to finish the Charlotte Holmes series because I LOVED the first one and I just ignored the rest of the series???
    ALSO, um WILDCARD??? It had so many negative reviews but it was like a solid five star read until like the last 100 pages buuuuuut it was still beautiful anyone can fIGHT ME if they DARE.
    And then Thunderhead……. I am still such an emotional mess after reading that *sobs for eternity* I MEAN I NEEEEDED THE THIRD BOOK THREE YEARS AGO???
    Also, we’re going to start reading Fahrenheit 451 at school next week and….. I don’t want to read bad books but it’s fine!
    I hope your November is this amazing!! πŸ˜€

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    1. THANK YOUUUUU!
      girl, you DO!! charlotte and jamie need all the love and you need to give them the love.
      THANK GOODNESS I HAVE ANOTHER WILDCARD LOVER! for some reason i loved the plot twists and when i told my friends they were like ???why is this happening meanwhile im shook to my core

      THAT LAST 100 PAGES IN THUNDERHEAD HAVE STILL RENDERED ME DECEASED WHY DID THAT HAPPEN SAPPHIRE HELP

      omg GOOD LUCK, its not a //bad// book but like sis, DONT LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK
      it definitely makes you think and its short soooo, there’s that if all else fails

      thank you so much for your sweet words, i always adore your comments πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž i hope you have a wonderful november

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  5. AAHHH it makes me so happy that you had such a great reading month, may!! you deserve it πŸ’ž and omg you did it again (you read SO MANY BOOKS oh my gosh), teach me your ways :’) I literally only read one book this month (and it was just a novella)?? lol rip school is killing me

    anyway!! i’m so glad that you liked wildcard; that makes me feel better about reading it (hopefully soon). and omg I LOVED THUNDERHEAD TOO and i honestly can’t wait for the third book!! neal shusterman killed me with that cliffhanger 😭 i need the third book NOW

    good luck with nanowrimo!! i hope you reach your writing goals, and happy writing πŸ’– remember whatever you write will be incredible, even if you don’t think it is πŸ™‚ love you!!

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    1. hahahhaha poor poor child, i hope school STOPS FOR LIKE 2 SECONDS so you can breathe and read and live your best life. thank you sweetie youre too nice to me 😭😭

      THUNDERHEAD STILL SHAKES ME EVERYTIME I THINK ABOUT THE ENDING WHY DID IT END LIKE THAT IM SO WORRIED

      thank you so much my sweet, your kind words and support literally mean the world to me (especially on a not-so-great-writing start dayπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–) love you more

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  6. TWENTY!!! AND YOU ACTUALLY LIKED THEM!!!! you’re amazing. a superhero. it’s unbelievable. although tbh i can’t believe you liked wildcard

    BUT YAY NIGHTINGALE AND YAY A MILLION JUNES (i’m so relieve you four starred i could Die). also we both felt weird about In Paris with You so rad

    good luck with nano have an excellent month etc (feel like i don’t even need to say that since you’re so clearly thriving)

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    1. YOURE LIKE AN ACTUAL DOLL. hahhaha i cant believe i hold the unpopular opinion when it comes to wildcard rip

      A MILLION JUNES WAS REALLY GOOD IM SO HAPPY I ENJOYED IT TOO
      thank you queen, you are far too kind ❀ ❀

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  7. THE BIRD AND THE BLADE YESSSSSS
    (I’ve decided I’m going to scream about it anytime you mention it)

    Also, congrats on your great reading month!

    Ahhh, I still need to read The Lost Sisters and A Million Junes! And omg KOA, I’m SO READY TO SHARE IN THE AGONY with everyone else (my hw says otherwise tho)

    And you got this on NaNo!! Keep us posted on what you’re writing about/how you’re doing! πŸ™‚

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    1. PRETTY MUCH MY ENTIRE PERSONALITY NOW

      thank you sm sweets ❀

      yes yes yes you soooo do. i can't wait to hear all your thoughts (and wailing) bc ITS SUCH A GOOD END TO SUCH A GOOD SERIES!

      thank you for the support youre awesome ❀ ❀ ❀

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