October 31, 2018

October Recap

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October was my busiest month this entire year (with March being very close behind) and just had so many amazing moments. First I went to Comic Con for the first time and apple picking the next day with my cousins. Then I went on my very first solo trip to London for 5 days and still had a four day weekend to slip into staycation mode before heading back to reality. And lastly, Kingdom of Ash came out! I went to the sold out event with friends and got to see Sarah J. Maas. I feel like last week, my head was just filled with Throne of Glass nonstop, which isn't a bad space to be in at all. And mixed in through all of that were dinners or meet ups with friends. Like I said, October was a busy but wonderful month!


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  • The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams - 2.5 stars; This was my first Beatriz Williams book so I was disappointed that my rating was this low. But I did like the writing and I thought the story was engaging from the start. However it was the characters and plot that I took issue with since they were both lacking in development. I'm going to give her another try though!
  • Empire of Storms / Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - 5 stars; The week-long celebration of Throne of Glass that I hosted with friends should tell you everything you need to know. So much fun re-reading these books in preparation for Kingdom of Ash
  • Crash (Lights and Sirens, Book 1) by Ruby McNally - 3.5 stars; When I found out that Katie Cotugno was released a trilogy of romance novels written under a pseudonym, I bought them all the day they came out. I enjoyed crash and it was certainly swoony but I did struggle with the connecting to the heroine. Loved the love interest though!
  • Singe (Lights and Sirens, Book 2) by Ruby McNally - 3.5 stars; These books are definitely quick reads and I like the firefighter setting. I still don't quite connect to the characters though but enjoying them nonetheless. 
  • How to Love by Katie Cotugno - 5 stars; I reread this on my flight to London, and unsurprisingly I still love this book so much. This was probably the third or fourth time I've reread it? (Even though my Goodreads account says otherwise.)
  • The Dark between Stars by Atticus Poetry - 4.5 stars; Of his two collections, this is my favorite. 
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - a million stars (I actually wrote that on Goodreads! But of course officially it's 5 stars ☺); I can't really convey properly into words how absolutely perfect this book was. I did cry for the last 30 chapters so that should tell you a lot. It was an epic and befitting closing chapter for this series and if you haven't read it yet, you have to!

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1 comment

  1. Throne of Glass (the series) is obviously the best thing to fall head over heels into in general, so I'm glad we shared the experience of reading the entire series together <3

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