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October Wrap Up

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Books I Read This Month

I read so many books this month (a total of 11; a new record for me) because I’ve been in such a reading mood, and also I participated in a 24-Hour Readathon, so that helped. Because I read so much, I won’t go into much detail on my thoughts on each book, but rather just a quick summary…

The first book I read this month was Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, which is about a young girl who starts a feminist zine to combat the sexist football player guys at her high school. I loved this book so much. I think it’s the book that every young girl – and boy – needs to read, and I’ve written a full review on it which you can read here.

The second book I read was Geekerella by Ashley Poston. It’s a retelling of Cinderella about a girl who is a huge fan of this sci-fi show that is being rebooted with a new movie, and she isn’t happy with the actor chosen to play. She ends up receiving anonymous text messages and starts a flirtatious relationship with this person, not knowing it’s the actor she dislikes. This was a really cute story- a quick read that was lots of fun and a love letter to fan culture.

The next book I read was my spooky Halloween read for the month, and that’s There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. It’s a slasher horror about a series of murders at a high school, each one becoming more gruesome. I love that kind of cheesy cliche horror, so I liked this book, and you can read my full review for it here.

This month I was very lucky to receive an Advanced Readers Copy of The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn. It’s a psychological thriller about a woman with agoraphobia who spies on her neighbours through her window. One day she witnesses a horrible crime, but nobody believes her story because she was on medication and alcohol at the time. I liked this book, and I’ll be doing a full review on it in the coming weeks. The Woman In The Window will be released in January 2018.

The next book I read was Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This was a really cute, quick read about a high school boy named Simon who is gay and in the closet, and then is blackmailed by a fellow student who finds out. This book was an accurate look at what it’s like to be gay in high school and to be in the closet, and I loved it.

The next three books I’ll talk about together because I read them as part of a 24-hour readathon. The first was Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, which was a really sweet book. There was mystery, there was drama, there were interesting characters. I didn’t find this book to be amazing or life-changing, but I did enjoy it. The second book was Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, which is a graphic novel spin-off to her Lunar Chronicles series. I had already read this when it first came out so this was a re-read for me and I loved it just as much this second time. The final book I read for the readathon was Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. I had heard so many good things about this book, and I understand why now because it was so fun and exciting and I can’t wait to continue the series.

The next book I read in October was another re-read, and that’s Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This series is probably my second-favourite of all time, and after reading the latest book in the series, I decided I wanted to re-read them all.

The next book I read was The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee which is just like Gossip Girl but set in the future. It’s the twenty-second century, and there’s this 1000-story building in New York City, and the book follows the story of the wealthy teenagers who live there and all of the scandals going on in their lives. It was a cool book to read, there was a lot of sci-fi stuff, but mostly it was fun to watch spoiled teenagers destroy their own lives.

The last book I finished reading this month was Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I loved the movie, so I decided to pick this one up, and I found it to be cool and well-written, but it didn’t have much of an effect on me. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t amazing or page-turning for me.

What I’m Reading Now

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Books I Bought This Month

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
The Woman In The Window 
by A.J. Finn (ARC sent to me by HarperCollins)
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Books I Hope To Read In November 

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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