Hey everyone, I hope October was a great month for all of you! It was a bit of a weird month for me, to be honest. Not bad weird, just… different.
I read a *lot* in the first 2 and a half weeks of the month. Like, a lot. I started a little TBR jar project (which I might make a blog post about, someday) which really motivated me to read, and I ended up reading 3 very hard hitting novels in 3 days which burned me out a bit. I sadly haven’t been able to finish a book since that. I really wanted to find something to entertain me in the meantime and to my surprise I got into BTS.
Yes, that’s right, BTS. I’ve spend the last week watching lots of fan made videos on them and listening to their music, and I have to say that I might have fallen a little in love with all of them. But hey, even though I could talk about them for quite a while, I don’t want to accidentally turn this into a BTS fan blog, so let’s get into the books I managed to read this month!
This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender – I’m still not sure about this book. It’s incredibly important and I’d definitely recommend it to people, but I didn’t love it.
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman – Laura Silverman has definitely proven herself to be one of my all time favorite authors ever with this novel.
Check, Please! Year 3 by Ngozi Ukazu – Catching up on this webcomic was so much fun! I love these characters a lot.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud – Picked this book up because of Fadwa and she was right, this book is incredible.
Odd One Out by Nic Stone – Eh, I also have complicated feelings on this one. The writing was great, I loved the characters and the questioning rep and it all felt very real, but there were definitely a few aspects I didn’t enjoy as much.
Raven the Pirate Princess Year 2 #9 – This is one of my favorite comic series and I’m very ashamed to say I’m a few issues behind, but I’m trying to catch up!
Waste of Space by Gina Damico – The plot of this book intruiged me a lot, but I didn’t like the writing at all, and couldn’t push myself through more than 40 pages of it.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston – This was a delight! Absolutely adorable, and such a fun read.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera – I liked it, but I didn’t like it as much as I expected to.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – I went into this without any expectations because I didn’t love Shatter Me, but I ended up absolutely loving it!
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake – I was basically constantly crying while reading this book. I adored it, and I adore Ashley Herring Blake.
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles – I was basically constantly crying while reading this one, too. This book is harrowing and heartbreaking but beautiful, and I will definitely pick up other Jay Coles books in the future.
I’m currently listening to both the audiobooks of Wildcard by Marie Lu and Pride by Ibi Zoboi! I’m really liking them, but I’m making my way through them very slowly because I still feel very slump-ish. I really hope I’ll be able to beat the slump soon, and read lots in the month of November!
Also, because I listened to a lot of music this month, I thought it might be fun to include my October 2018 playlist in this wrap-up. Hope you enjoy!
8 gedachtes over “Wrap-Up: October 2018”
I’m so glad you enjoyed Mirage! It’s one of my favorite fantasy books that I have read this year and I can’t wait to read the sequel. What If It’s Us and A Very Large Expanse of Sea are both at the top of my tbr and I’m glad to know you liked both of them.
I hope you end up loving Pride, I read it last month for the Latinx Book Bingo and I really, really liked it.
Congrats on reading so much! I’m glad you mostly liked What If It’s Us and Tyler Johnson Was Here. I need to read those. Have a great November!
You have so many titles on here I want to read — especially now that I see you enjoyed so many of them!!!
I also just finished Pride earlier this week. Hope you enjoy that one! Happy reading!
So many of these books are on my TBR! You managed to read many books, don’t feel bad for being in a slump ❤
I’m so glad you loved You Asked for Perfect and Mirage!! I’m extremely excited to read them both 💖 and omg I absolutely loved Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World; it was such a sweet and wholesome book that gave me a lot of unexpected emotions 😭💞
Hi Laura! ❤
I'm so happy to hear you loved You Asked For Perfect, I am so, so impatient to read it, next year can't come soon enough 😍 I'm also happy to hear you liked Mirage, I really enjoyed that book just as well 😀
I also have complicated feelings about Odd One Out, the questioning rep was great, but some aspects kind of bothered me
I hope you'll have an amazing November! ❤ ❤
omg you had an amazing reading month laura 😍 i read nowhere girls and girl made of stars almost back to back so i get you on feeling burnt out from the hard hitting books haha. i really, really need to read tyler johnson and mirage!!
I’ve never heard of Raven before but that looks super interesting. Looks like you had a great reading month. 😀