October Wrap-Up – Goodreads + How is it Already November?
Wow! How is it November already?! I swear it was just a couple days ago that I was writing my September wrap-up… how did this happen?
Well, it’s November, and I can’t say I’m too disappointed about this, because November should be a great month! I still can’t believe it though… October just passed SO fast.
So, I feel like I didn’t read a lot this month… I mean, I read eighteen books, which I won’t deny is a lot more than most people read, but for me, it feels like I could have read a lot more.
Also I feel like I had a teeny tiny bit of a reading slump this month. I just didn’t feel that motivated to read… or like, I felt motivated, but not quite motivated enough to actually go get my book.
Still, I read a decent amount, and most of the books were pretty good, so… I guess it was a fairly good month reading wise.
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows – I’m still not okay after reading this! It was so amazing, and even more painful! And ASJHKSHKSDGJSADGJKHFKSDFKSFSKHFHSFHSFSHFSHK!!!!!! – 5* stars!
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay – This was happy, light fluff. That’s about it. It was sort of enjoyable, but… that was all it was. – 2.5 stars.
Page by Tamora Pierce – I love love love this series! I’m slowly rereading it, and oh it’s so good! Kel is one of my favourite protagonists, I really admire her determination. Also, like, every other character is wonderful as well! – 5 stars!
Rook by Sharon Cameron – This book was so interesting. It was futuristic, but like, the french revolution was repeating itself. And technology of any kind was outlawed.
I really liked the setting, and Rook was thoroughly enjoyable all around. – 4 stars.
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce – I absolutely adore this book! It’s one of my favourites, and this was my third reread I believe. It just so good! – 5 stars!
The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare – This was so much fun!! I’m an avid fan of the shadowhunter books,* and this just made me happy. So very happy. – 5 stars.
*I haven’t actually read them all yet, but I’m an avid fan anyways. Please don’t challenge my avid fan-ness.
Legend by Marie Lu – Okay, why had I not read any Marie Lu before?!?! I’m in love. I’m also severely NOT recovered from this one either. SO good! – 5 stars!
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare – AKKHKJADGJDAKDFAKDFADAKHDFHKGFKFKFKSHGKGHKGHKF!!!!!!!!! SO GOOD!!! I NEED CLOCKWORK PRINCESS RIGHT THIS SECOND!!!!!
Why do I not have Clockwork Princess right this second?! I need it. – 5 stars!
Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby – I enjoyed this book, I thought it was good, but it wasn’t my thing. Personally, I’m sick of horse books. I read so many when I was younger, and I’m bored of them. I think if you love horses, or enjoy books about horses, this is a great read, it’s just not that interesting otherwise. – 3 stars.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – I really liked this. It was super good, and I loved the world! I mean, I hated it, but it was so interesting! This was a solid book, and I definitely
need want to read the rest of the series. But I found it lacked… I don’t even know, but it just lacked some sort of spark, that would have sent it from Really Good, to Amazing. Honestly I think I’m mostly just annoyed that the book didn’t live up to it’s beautiful cover. – 5 stars.
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – I’m enjoying this series, it’s good, it’s funny, it’s an easy read. I find it a bit young, but… it is MG. I still find it an enjoyable read, I just don’t love it as much as a lot of people do. – 4 stars.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – I was unsure going into this, after all, it’s basically Harry Potter fan fiction. I didn’t need to worry though, it was actually sort of great. – 4.5 stars.
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – This was so mind twisty, and interesting. The characters were all terrible people, but they were also quite well developed. – 4 stars.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Although The Huger Games hasn’t blown me away as much as it has some people, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. And was completely emotionally destroyed by it. I’m still not okay.* Not at all okay.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – ASJKSDHKJSDHSGDSDFGHSDHFJSJKFSDKFHDFJDFDJFGDJFGDFHJG THIS WAS SO GOOD!!!!!!! I need ODD right now. This was just so good, and unique and monster-y!!** So, so good! – 5 stars!
*How many times have I said that in this post? Why do I like hurting myself like this?
**This is a word. For sure.
The Crow by Alison Croggon – This was a pretty ‘meh’ book for me. I want to know what happens to the characters, because they’re quite good, but I’m bored to death most of the time. – 3.5 stars.
Squire by Tamora Pierce – Like I already said, I adore this series. So good. So, so good. – 5 stars!
Saving Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea – This is the sweetest, most heartbreaking series. I just want my smol little darlings to be happy for once!* But yet the author just keeps hurting them. – 5 stars!
*My smol little darlings who are actually only a couple years younger than me in this book… weird.
I didn’t acquire many books this month, which is probably a good thing but… I wish I’d got more than one book.
Literally my book haul. But I’m very happy to finally own this, because I love this series.
I’m very annoyed though, because it does NOT match my copy of the first book.
Look! See? BAD!!
This wasn’t my best month blogging wise… I posted a lot more than I did in September, but I still didn’t post as much as I wanted. I had hoped to post ten times, and I think I posted eight. So… better than I could have done.
I don’t have particularly high stats on any of my posts this month, so I’m just going to include the posts I had the most fun writing.
I have very little for this section,* but I had a couple things I wanted to put in, so this is just going to be very short.
- May wrote an absolutely lovely post about how you shouldn’t be ashamed of blogging or writing.
- CAIT IS GETTING PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!
That’s literally all I’ve got. More next time.
*Bookmark post you like next time Iris!!!
randomly I’m on Goodreads now! Yay! I’ve been wanting to get on Goodreads for ages, but only finally got on about a week ago. Now I’m obsessed.
I feel like October just completely flew by. Like, I swear I have no clue where it even went.
Honestly though, I barely even know what I did in October. So… a list! Because… I don’t know. Apparently I like lists.*
- I went to see my relatives, and we had a lovely thanksgiving dinner.
- And played lots of games.
- And just had a lot of fun.
- Then we went to a writer’s festival, which was actually very boring.
- Yes, I just called something book related boring.
- It was something my parents wanted to go to, and there was almost nothing about YA.
- Except for one event, that I went to, and it was fun. But like, in general it wasn’t that interesting.
- I was far more excited by the fact that our hotel room had A LOFT! Which was really incredibly awesome.
- Honestly I mostly procrastinated everything I was supposed to be doing, by reading blog posts, and browsing Goodreads.