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I forgot to wrap things up last month // October & November Wrap Up

Hey and howdy 🤠

I didn’t do a wrap up last month, partly because I forgot and partly because I didn’t read overmuch in October anyways and it would have been pretty boring. Flash forward another month to November and I have much more to talk about so let’s jump in :))

October was a very romance heavy month but it’s what I needed to get through. Reading romance was a nice contrast the to quite boring books I was reading for Uni at the time.

I completed the Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams in October and really enjoyed it. My favourite from this series is either Undercover Bromance or Isn’t it Bromantic? One of my goals for 2021 was to start this month and here I am having completed it. Three cheers!

The next romance book was The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori and this book was spicy and not what I usually read at all. It was a case of “I don’t know why I’m reading this but I’m gonna keep going”.

And the final book I read in October was kind of something for Uni and that was Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

We read a bunch of poetry at the start of the semester and the only poet I liked even in the slightest was Dear White America by Danez Smith which prompted me to read the entire collection that specific poem was from. My favourite poem from this collection was Dinosaurs in the Hood. I highly recommend checking out some of Smith’s work.

I’m actually quite impressed with how much I’ve read in November. Didn’t realise I’d done quite so well until I saw the books written out ready for this wrap up.

I started off the month by reading some highly anticipated sequels, starting off with Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong. I freaked when I was accepted for an ARC and wanted to read it ASAP. Annoyingly I read it during a busy week (just like with These Violent Delights). If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you doing with your life? Go read it NOW. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

And then I moved on the Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell which I also really enjoyed. I’m honestly so proud of myself for avoiding any and all spoilers for this book. *pats myself on the back*. I had a lot of fun with this book. I’m on a mission to make my friend read the series and also tempted to re-read it myself.

Aaannddd we’re back on the romance bandwagon, this time focusing on books with the grumpy/sunshine dynamic which I was really in the mood for.

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood caught my eye when everybody and their mother started reading it and my interest peaked when I found out this was originally Star Wars fanfic (despite never having watched Star Wars). I’m happy to say this one lives up to the hype and that I would sacrifice my life for Olive.

Don’t judge me too hard but I picked up The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, one because I was pretty sure it had a grumpy/sunshine dynamic, and two, because I watched the movie trailer and it looked really cool. Gotta say, I didn’t end up loving this as much as I thought I would. Lucy kind of annoyed me and I just didn’t fall into the story like I wanted to. With that being said, I still plan on watching the movie.

So those were the books I read these past two months. Not a bad selection if I say so myself. I’d love to know what books you’ve been reading recently. Thanks so much for reading :))

Elli xx

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