October, October, October.
For the most part, October was actually pretty great. Some stuff happened that really sucked, but I had a great month full of binging Gilmore Girls and working away at my Corpse Bride Halloween costume. On the downside, I only read four books, which only one of them really blew me away. The other three were alright, not good, but not terrible.
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – ALL THE STARS!/5
Okay, but how could this book be anything short of amazing? I loved it SO SO SO much <3 AND THE ENDING *bursts into tears* LEIGH BARDUGO, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?!
- The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee – 2/5
Well, this was a very interesting (and messed up) read. Definitely not what I expected… I thought that you couldn’t leave the tower, but apparently you can.
- The Midnight Star by Marie Lu – 2/5
*sigh* This was such a disappointment. I don’t even know why I gave it 2 stars, considering I basically hated every single aspect of this book. The other two were so much better.
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 3/5
It was good, not what I hoped, but still a fun book to read! It was kind of annoying at times though, especially the whiny characters and unbelievably terrible romances.
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
- Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
- The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
- Bue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
- Falling Darkness (not pictured) by Morgan Rhodes
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer (preorder)
Top Ten Tuesday
- How to Get Out of a Reading Slump
- Reading and Traveling
- Fictional Worlds I Want to be a Part Of
- I’ve Decided to Do NaNoWriMo!
So, as you can tell by the fact I didn’t write many posts, I took a mini hiatus at the beginning of the month to try and catch up with reading, which turned into me only actually reading four books this month. Oh well. After only a month I realized how much I missed blogging though.
I also found out that… I’m going to Italy and Greece next summer! I’m so excited, Europe is MY DREAM! I definitely did not expect those two places to be the first that I would visit (I was always hoping Paris and London), but that just makes me even more excited for it. Only 220+ more days!
My family went to California for a week because we actually lived there up until a few years ago. I honestly don’t miss it that much (I love where I live now), but it’s still always fun to go back. We also discovered this brand new WONDERFUL gelato place that had actually opened the first few days we were there.
While I was in Cali, I also watched the very amazing Hamilton doc, Hamilton’s America, with my family (I’m slowly trying to brainwash them into taking me to see it someday). Then when we got back home, I watched it with one of my good friends and it ended in us joking about how we were “married” to Anthony Ramos (me) and Daveed Diggs (her).
And last but not least was Halloween! This year I dressed up as Emily from Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride. The costume was really hard, and it still didn’t turn out perfect (still pretty happy with it though), but it was so much fun to make! I broke out my sewing machine for the first time in like two and a half years, too. My two friends and I went trick or treating with my little sister, though we didn’t get much candy and were back at my friend’s house before eight #lame. My sister is normally one of those types of people who try to get as much as possible and my friends and I are the complete opposite. Halloween was tons of fun though!
What did you do this month? Did you have a more successful reading month than me, or no? Also, what were you for Halloween? I’d love to know! 🙂