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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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