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Yeah! Yeah! I know I am? was? …in a reading slump. And thank you guys sooo much for giving me tips and recommendations to get out of it! It means a lot to. I added all of the books to my ever -growing TBR, ’cause all them sounded so damn great! 🤩

So, in October, I mostly read a lot of ARCs, because I had to. I wasn’t feeling like reading anything. But towards the end I took Julia@ Stormy Reads YA, and tried re -reading an old favorite, and it kinda worked. So, in reality I wanna jump around and squeal and shout, but I am keeping it cool..and pretending that nothing great has happened, ’cause I don’t wanna attract the MONSTER’S attention.

Okay, lame jokes and “overreactions” aside, books I read this month are:-

1. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I loved it soo much that after reading it in e -book format, I bought a hardcopy from Amazon. Do you guys also do something like this? or am I the only crazy one here? 🤓

“But there is so much more in those words than just loving books. I love the smell of them. I love the way their bindings look pressed together on a shelf. I love the feel of pages buzzing through my fingers. I love big books and small books. I love words and how they’re strung together, and most of all, I love the stories. I love how books are not really just books at all, but doorways.”

2. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn Mills

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is Alex@ Mybookworld24‘s all time favorite book. Don’t judge me guys, it’s not intentional or something, but I have never read an LGBT+ book before. It’s just that I never came across one. I read books by Cassandra Clare…which has LGBTQ+ main characters in it…but yeah, apart from that never. 😓 So this was my first time reading one and I REALLY LIKED IT! It was soo different, yet I found it soo relatable.

“That’s what bites about the future — there’s no way to predict it. You just have to show up and see what happens.”

“Whoever you are, you’re plenty.”

3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s a good book…but I didn’t LOVE it. It was not bad. Don’t give me that look, but for some reason I enjoyed the movie more. 😅

“Remember, every treasure comes with a price.”

“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action.”

4. We Own the Sky by Sara Crawford

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book was recommended to me by Alex@ Mybookworld24, again! And THANK YOU soo much! This urban fantasy book is AMAZING!! I loved it! It’s the first book in the Muse Chranicles, and I really want to read the rest of the series, but I can’t find it anywhere. Also, the first book is free on Amazon. You might want to check it out. 💃

“And it hits me that I don’t care if it’s true. I want it to be true. I want to live in a world where there are immortal spirits that help us to make art. I want to live in a world that is as magical as Ancient Greece when everyone believed in mystical gods and goddesses. I want to live in a world where art is connected to things that are spiritual—things we can’t even understand as humans. Because that’s how I feel about it. Art is divine.”

5. Neighbors like that by Carina Taylor

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I was supposed to buddy read this book with Alex@ Mybookworld24, but I liked it soo much that I ended up reading it in a single day. I really enjoyed this book. It’s an Enemies to Lovers trope and you guys know what a big sucker I am for those. It’s a very light and short read. It made me smile the whole way. Hilarious, witty, funny, romantic and sarcastic….and immature!😍You are gonna love it. Also, it’s free on Amazon.

“How did someone make so much garbage in a week? That was what I wanted to know.”

“You okay?”

I glanced around, looking for a reason why I shouldn’t have been okay. I couldn’t find one. “Why wouldn’t I be?” He pointed to my head. “Looks like a blender got hold of your hair.”

Books that I re -read ( the ones that helped me fight the monster) :-

6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 4 out of 5.
7. City of Ashes by cassandra clare

Rating: 4 out of 5.

ARCs that I read :-

8. The six murders in Seattle by Ekam Singh

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I have got a book talk on this. So won’t say much.

9. Remember me tomorrow by Christopher Griffin

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Again, I have a book talk on this. All I am gonna say is that, guys, please read this book. 🥺

10. God Kings of Niparsha by J. M. Beraldo

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a really good book. With extensive world-building, flawed characters, and an intriguing plot; this book is the Beginnings of a wonderful story. This book is not registered in Goodreads, so if you want to know more about it click here.

There’s this one quote that has really stuck with me, which I would like to share:

“The Lord sighed at the vision of so much death and disaster. It was victory for the Empire, but was it a victory for life? What use were leaders whose only knowledge was that of death and conquest?”

11. Vanish by Dawn by JD. Wells

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Don’t recommend it to anyone, I didn’t like it. 😬If you want to know more about this book – click here. I got this ARC from Reedsy Discovery.

Books I DNFed :-

Portraits of the wind by Janix Pacle

I got this ARC from Reedsy Discovery. The reason I didn’t read it is because, I read the synopsis, and I just wasn’t in the mood for something like it. It doesn’t mean that this is bad. Maybe someday I will pick it up again.

That’s it! Well, it wasn’t a great reading month in terms of the number of books. But in terms of rating, I think it was pretty good. I found quiet a lot of good books this month. All in all ELEVEN books! (a pat on the back) With the re -opening of schools, and exams and projects and an internship ..I think I managed to fit in a quiet a lot of books.

What was YOUR book of the month?


20 thoughts on “OCTOBER WRAP-UP

  1. Yayyyy! I’m so glad my suggestion worked and you got out of your slump! I also have to do a month of reading mostly ARCs soon to get my reviews and my NetGalley ratio up because it’s kinda low right now 🙈 great wrap up!

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  2. Ahhh I’m so glad you loved The Bookish and the Beast… I just finished Geekerella a few days ago and fell in love with it so I’m excited to pick that up!

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