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October Wrap Up: Made-Up Royalty and Life Getting in the Way


Welcome to another reading wrap up! First up – a life update. September and October were super hectic months for me, a lot was happening and I was just not in a place to commit my time to blogging. I mentioned briefly in my previous post that I now have very little free time due to school. And since I have very little free time, my reading has gone down, which always leads to not enough content or motivation to blog. But not only that – I physically have no time to sit down and write posts. SO – posts won’t be coming as frequently on here, but I hope you will still enjoy the stuff I do manage to put up.

Let’s talk about books now!


I was super excited about this book, and it’s another in a string of books that I was super hyped about and felt meh about. I genuinely loved the premise of this novel and I found the writing to be really good, but the book did nothing for me. I feel like it loses momentum, I feel like character motivations aren’t as fleshed out as I liked and I feel like the book was really predictable in terms of choices it made. I really liked Ayla as a character, but did not feel anything for Crier at all. I also feel like their relationship is never really grounded – neither in their hate nor in their subsequent attraction and reluctant friendship. So – meh. If you want to know more of my thoughts, you can find them HERE.


I don’t have to say a lot about this one except that it’s completely insane that all of this is true and that this is really a great piece of investigative journalism. It was a really compelling read and I am so glad I got around to reading it. Highly recommended.


This book is by far my favorite of the month and it’s one of the most fun reading experiences I ever had. This book is super dramatic and over the top, but it’s full of really good angst and I really loved the characters in here. And I mean, who doesn’t want to read about made-up American royals and their love drama? I know I do. If you want to know more, you can find my thoughts HERE.


Finally, I read Now Entering Adamsville and this book was… adequate? I read it fast, it was fine, but it did nothing for me. I love Zappia’s writing style, but the characters and the story were really one beat and seemed like they were done a thousand times before. The book did not offer a lot of depth or complexity or anything really to make me love it. It was just fine. If you want to know more of what I thought, you can find it on Goodreads.

Here’s how I did this month:


This is one of the worst reading months I ever had. Love that for me – but we’re not going to dwell on it. But wow, that average rating is sad.

addI’d love to hear from you – how was your reading month? What was your favorite read in August? I’d love to know!



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18 thoughts on “October Wrap Up: Made-Up Royalty and Life Getting in the Way

  1. I really like Crier, but I agree with everything you say about Crier’s War! I really wish Ayla and Crier’s romance was more fleshed-out as well. I don’t feel like their “hate” is very convincing tbh.

    I’m sorry you didn’t have a good reading month in October. I hope November will be better! 💞 💞

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      1. Yes, of course! It’s impossible to find a book to fit everyone’s tastes and sometimes things just don’t move us the right way and that’s totally valid! ☺
        Hope you’ll find more books that suit you in November!

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  2. I had seen some of your thoughts on IG Marija. And don’t be so hard on you blogging does not pay our bills, real life does or will as you are still studying 😉

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