Hello, everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far, and I really hope you enjoyed your Halloween! I may or may not have gone overboard with candy consumption, because despite being almost 20 (!!!), I’m still a child when it comes to Twix bars and lollipops. No regrets, though.
So I thought September was a bad reading month, but I got even less reading done in October. I dislike school and everything enough without it contributing to my lack of reading. I only managed to finish two (albeit large) books, and I’m almost done with a third, shorter one. But even though the quantity has been abysmal, the two books I read were quite good, so I’m happy with that.
Again, I hope that November is a lot more productive for me, considering that finals are approaching soon and I won’t be able to get anything done during finals. I bought a bunch of great books in October (psst, check out my book haul) which I plan on getting to in November. But let’s see how that goes *crosses fingers* With that unnecessarily long introduction, let me get into the actual wrap-up.
BREAKDOWN BY STAR RATING
— CURRENTLY READING —
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Whalton
So, I’m almost done with this. I have 35 pages to go, so I thought it was okay if I included this in the wrap-up. I definitely think this book is overhyped. Although it is interesting, I found it difficult to get through the first half, and I still don’t think there’s much story in this. If I were to rate it right at this moment, I’d give it a two and a half stars, but of course, I still have some left, and I won’t make up my mind. Look out for my full review soon! 🙂
— ★★★★☆ —
The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. The world-building was a lot denser, the characters were more developed, and I found myself more invested in both the romance and the protagonist. The cliffhanger at the end was one of the best I’ve ever come across, and I’m very much looking forward to the last book.
— ★★★★★ —
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling
If my rating doesn’t tell you how much I loved this, I’ll tell you. I love this a lot. I think this is the best in the series so far; the mystery was intriguing and addictive, and it had me invested in it until the very end. The pacing was brilliant. The characters I have grown to admire and love were given many more layers and development, and the writing was as delicious as ever. Can’t wait for the next one.