Monthly Wrap-Up: September & October 2019

Hi everyone! Let’s start the new month with a double wrap-up! 😬 I know, I know. I feel a bit guilty about this because last month I haven’t got time to do my wrap-up in time, so I decided to just combine my wrap-ups for the month of September and October. But aside from that, I actually had pretty good reading months, since I’ve discovered a few favorites from these past two months!

what i read

five-star (β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…)

πŸ“‘ Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland β€’ Review β€’ I love the concept of this dark fantasy! But be aware of the trigger warnings before you decided to dive into this one!
πŸ“‘ Fireborne by Rosaria Munda β€’ Review β€’ Found family, political intrigues, and fierce competitions featuring dragons! I’m completely SOLD and Munda is my new fave author.
πŸ“‘ Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks β€’ Review β€’ This graphic novel will be my go-to autumn read from now on and no one can tell me otherwise.
πŸ“‘ The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis β€’ Review β€’ This book is far from my comfort zone so that should tell you a lot if I rated it a five-star.
πŸ“‘ The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah β€’ Review β€’ I’ve been longing for a good dystopian story and Shah’s debut is my greatest find this year.

four-star (β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…)

πŸ“‘ Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte β€’ You have no idea how disappointed I was when I found out that it’s a standalone and not a part of a series.
πŸ“‘ Frankly in Love by David Yoon β€’ Frankly in love with this book and I can’t wait for the sequel!
πŸ“‘ I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi β€’ Review β€’ Author Interview β€’ I love this book and this author with all my heart.
πŸ“‘ Loss Adjustment by Linda Collins β€’ Review β€’ One of my most heartbreaking read from this year. A memoir featuring the story of how Linda lost her daughter in a suicide incident.
πŸ“‘ The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco β€’ Review β€’ This is my first time to read Chupeco’s book and I’m ready to read more!
πŸ“‘ Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson β€’ I’m in a big fat mood for witchy reads in the last couple months and this one was so much fun, especially that I buddy read it with everyone on Dragons & Tea Book Club!

three-star (β˜…β˜…β˜…)

πŸ“‘ A Different Time by Michael K. Hill β€’ Review β€’ I’m loving the pitch of this book but I can totally see its huge potential if the pages were longer and the characters were dug deeper.
πŸ“‘ Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron β€’ Review β€’ I adore the intricate universe of this book so much! However, I’d love to try reading it again because I knew this is a case of my clown a** for having difficulty to engage with the whole story.
πŸ“‘ Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn β€’ Review β€’ The incorporation of magical realism in this contemporary didn’t impress me that much.
πŸ“‘ Scary Stories Series β€’ Most of these stories weren’t even scary but props to AndrΓ© Øvredal for adapting it into a pretty scary movie!
πŸ“‘ Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger β€’ Review β€’ This book explored many important issues but unfortunately, I have so many unanswered questions about the characters.
πŸ“‘ The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen β€’ Review β€’ I’m a big fan of the podcast but the book wasn’t as great as what I was expected.

two-star (β˜…β˜…)

πŸ“‘ Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn β€’ Unfortunately, aside from its brilliant and incredibly graphic artworks with no holding back and an excellent queer rep, I couldn’t relate to the characters nor the plot.
πŸ“‘ Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi β€’ It seems like Choi’s books aren’t really for me after I previously DNFed Emergency Contact.

one-star (β˜…)

None. YAY!


your turn! how’s last month going for you?

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