october wrap up and november tbr

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October was a pretty good reading month for me considering I have school and finished all of my college applications! I hope that November can be just as successful, if not even more. I read 5 books, making my total for the year 59.

October Wrap Up

  • Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo:Β The ending was really good but didn’t fully make up for the rest of the book. The beginning was extremely slow and I could barely make it through. I didn’t want to DNF it though because I enjoyed the new Wonder Woman movie so much. Unfortunately, I did like the movie a lot more than the book. I think it needed a faster pace since it is a superhero book.
    • rating: 3/5 stars
  • Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia: I initially had some trouble getting into this book and liking the characters, but within a few chapters, I was so drawn. It was the perfect book to read during October because it is about a murder. It was so intense and thrilling. I loved trying to figure out who the killer was. I definitely want to pick up more books like this one.
    • rating: 5/5 stars
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: I had already posted my review on this book which you can read here. I absolutely loved it. That is all I have left to say.
    • rating: 5/5 stars
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner: I read this book for school so I had a lot of discussions on it in class. Talking about it did help with my enjoyment of it because otherwise I would have been completely lost. You really need to pay attention while reading this book because the chapters are just so strange and confusing.
    • rating: 3/5 stars
  • A List of Cages by Robin Roe: It took a while for me to get used to the two different characters and their point of views, but I ended up really enjoying this book. I had been anticipating reading it for so long and I am glad I was finally able to read it. The ending was sad, heart-wrenching, and beautiful.
    • rating: 4/5 stars

I am proud of the books I read this month, because they were books I really wanted to read. 3 of the books I read were on my October TBR, so I am glad I got those out of my list. Now onto my TBR for November!

November TBR:

I don’t want to put too many books on my TBR this month because I have been finding it hard to pick up books that I assign myself to read. I am a mood reader, so I really have to be interested in a book during a certain time to fully enjoy it. However, I have started a couple of books for this month, and have one more that I hope to finish.

  1. On Writing by Stephen King: NaNoWriMo definitely inspired me to pick this book up. I have been meaning to read it for MONTHS, but I never had the chance. I finally picked it up from my library, and I hope to finish it soon. Although I am not writing a book for NaNo, I decided to start outlining a novel that I will write eventually. This book will hopefully give me some good tips in preparation to write.
  2. Beyond the First Draft- The Art of Fiction by John Casey: This is also another writing book. I had originally seen it in either a blog post or youtube video and decided to pick it up along with my Stephen King book. I haven’t started it yet, but I plan on reading it after On Writing.
  3. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider: I bought this book a couple of months ago and I recently started reading it. It is pretty short and shouldn’t take me too long to finish. I hope to be done with it in the next few days!

 

 

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18 thoughts on “october wrap up and november tbr

  1. Even though I don’t have a writing / publishing – dream as many in the blogging community do, I did get my hands on a copy of On Writing as well. But that’s more because I’m totally fascinated with King’s writing style and I want to find out what he has to say about it, haha. I do hope it inspires and helps you though! πŸ˜€

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  2. A List of Cages and Wonder Woman are in my tbr, I hope to start them asap!! And it looks like you had a good bookish month! I hope your November is even better.

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  3. Ohh A List of Cages is one of my FAVOURITE reads of this year!! I’m so glad you liked it too! So heartbreaking agh. β€οΈπŸ’” And I also adored Turtles a lot. 😍 I’m glad you’ve had a good reading month!!

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  4. I’m so glad to hear you had a good reading month, Jess! I read and LOVED Turtles All The Way Down as well, it was such a good book and I really felt everything with Aza. John Green never fails me ahah πŸ™‚ I also really loved A List of Cages, glad to hear you did, too πŸ™‚
    I read The Beginning of Everything a little while ago and enjoyed it – hope you will too πŸ™‚
    Happy reading!! xx

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