I will riot.
How does time keep slipping away? Like how is October over? It was just July what feels like yesterday. And more importantly, what am I doing with my life? Ugh. October was a weird month. It was simultaneously really busy and also not that busy. A lot of new stuff happening and a lot of stuff that needed preparation, but not that much real work. So there was time for reading and stuff – so let’s talk about favorites!
This was a solid reading month, quality wise. I was into almost every book I read this month so that’s a huge plus, since you know this year has been tough on me with mediocre books.
That being said, this month I have a tie between two favorites! I loved Monstress Volume 1 so much, it has the most gorgeous and unique art ever and the story is so powerful and exciting. It’s been a while since I was this obsessed with a book. And the other favorite of the month is Little Fires Everywhere. I was head over heels for this book. It’s a story about family and parents and children and it’s really, really superbly written and also incredibly insightful and smart. I highly recommend both of these, they are amazing.
Favorite TV Show
Guys, I just started This Is Us and I am obsessed with it. I have only seen the first two episodes and I wasn’t entirely aware of the premise when I started and I was just mind blown by the end of the first episode. And also, I am just head over heels with the characters and it’s such a wonderful, very human story and I can’t wait to watch more. I have only seen the first two episodes (no spoilers) but I already know this is gonna be one of my favorite shows ever. Please watch it!
I also saw The Dragon Prince this month and it was superb! I loved the animation and the story is super fun so I also highly recommend that one too!
Khalid came out with a new EP and I absolutely love it! Khalid’s music is amazing, I have loved his stuff for a while now, and this EP is sooo good, I highly recommend it. My favorite song on it is probably Suncity but all of them are good. Go give it a listen and then check back with me!
This has been a slower month for me, because school started, but I had some pretty good posts, if I do say so myself. Favorite ones are probably my newest blogging tips on How to Make Your Blog Pretty, the discussion on author interactions and the one on reacting to negative reviews because it was super fun. And thank you for all the love on those!
As for everyone else, you guys rocked as always:
- Hannah @ I Have Thoughts on Books recommends short story collections
- Janel @ Keeper of Pages does another Ramblings post and I love it
- Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri does the most negative 4 star review ever (on my favorite book) and I loved it
- Elise @ The Bookish Actress reviews Girl of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction talks about her favorite magic systems
- Melanie @ Mel to the Any reviews The City of Heavenly Fire (my fave Shadowhunter book) and I loved her whole journey with the Shadowhunter universe
- Fiction No Chaser review The Kiss Quotient
All great posts, all great people, go check these posts out!
Football season is on! I can’t believe I still haven’t talked about it. My Sundays are now reserved for football and it’s been a great season. I am gonna need you all to root for NO Saints, because I love them. And this has been great for my reading as well, because football lasts for a long time, and I always read in between plays, so I get a lot of reading done. Yay!
And those are this month’s favorite things. Let me know your favorite things of October, especially books, I’d love to know!
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