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October Wrap Up!

Hi, hey, hello and welcome to my blog!

It’s November. We’re officially in the last two months of the 2010’s. I am feeling very old right now so we’re going to move on quickly before I go full existential crisis mode and we’re going to talk about the books I read this October!

I actually made myself a TBR for October, something I don’t often do because I literally never commit but I did quite well this month. I read four books off that TBR as well as starting a 5th and then I added in a random graphic novel for fun as well.

Back in September I was in full ghost book mode and that carried on through to October and I picked up Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab. This, of course, is the sequel to City of Ghosts which I read last year and really enjoyed.

Book 1 made me want to drop everything and go hunt ghosts in Scotland because of how descriptive and atmospheric the setting was but I didn’t get that. I am looking forward to book three though.

Next I picked up The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw and oh my god I loved this book so much! Again with the atmosphere and the setting, it was so good. I did predict some things that happened but it was so fun when everything came together and I could smugly say “I knew it”. Shea Ernshaw has a new book coming out this month which I definitly want to check out now.

It took me a month to read Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. A month! I was so excited for this book and I don’t know what happened. I liked the characters, I liked the period of time it was set in and although it wasn’t as magic library heavey a I anticipated I liked the book aspects too. I’m planning on re-reading this next year to see if it was me or if it really was the books fault I didn’t love this.

Then I picked up These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling and again I was shocked how much I enjoyed this. It was so much fun, I loved how many lgbt+ characters there are in this book, the magic and the romance. I never realised there was a sequel to this either so I cannot wait for this!

Also …

This month I read a graphic novel! I read MAUS: A survivors tale by Art Spiegleman. This is a kind of famous graphic novel about the authors dad who lived and survived World War II and the Holocaust. My history teacher actually lent this to me when she saw I wanted to read it. I thought this was great, super easy to read and take things in and I literally had goose pumps whenever I was reading.

And! I’ve been reading a classic!!! Can you believe it! Technically I’m only doing it because I have to for my Universal Literature class but still. It counts. Be proud. The classic we’re currently making out way through is Romeo and Juliet. I’ve tried reading this in English before and I was just not having any of it but strangely enough I’m understanding it better in Spanish which is weird but whatever.

And lastly I started Revenant by Mere Joyce but didn’t get it finished in time so more about that book in my November wrap up. (Spoiler alert: I loved it).


Considering I wasn’t able to read anything in the last week of the month due to a bitch of a philosphy exam I’m quite happy with what I got read. I’m hoping I can squeeze in a bucnh of books between projects and exams this month too. Thank you for reading 🙂

Elli xx

6 thoughts on “October Wrap Up!”

  1. Sorcery of Thorns also took me awhile to get through since it wasn’t as heavily centered around the magic library. I did still enjoy it, but I definitely see why it was a little disappointing for you.

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  2. Okay, I’m so happy I’m seeing someone in a similar situation. Like, I’m such a mood reader and I can never stick to my TBR so I don’t make any. But in October I had a list of books that I wanted to read and I really got through some of them. And I actually made a TBR for November. I don’t know who I am anymore…

    I wanted to read These Witches Don’t Burn since it came out but I never got around to it. But I’ll do it… at some point. And hearing how much you loved The Wicked Deep, now I want to read it too.

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  3. Hi… it’s great that you got the chance to read Maus (also, kudos to your teacher). Romeo and Juliet in spanish is interesting (¿you got the version which change the names to spanish?), but the rhythm is different (honestly, i prefer it in spanish, but it’s my first language). I want to read These Witches Don’t Burn, it seems interesting.
    Great month. 🙂

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