This month… has been a lot.
somehow 2020 just!! keeps!!! getting!! worse???? you don’t think it possible and then bam bam!! it is possible! wORSE!!
clearly I’m loosing it
1. Among The Beasts and Briars ★★★★☆ // This was so much fun! And it really felt like I was reading a whimsical fairy tale, which was amazing.
2. These Violent Delights ★★★★★ // This was my most anticipated release of the year and it did not disappoint. It was AMAZING. Gave me a book hangover. Can I give it 6 stars? love love love
3. Three Dark Crowns ★★☆☆☆ // This was supposed to be a book about three queens killing each other for the throne and instead I got 300 pages of useless flirting.
4. Every Soul A Star (reread) ★★★★☆// I got the random inclination to reread this childhood favorite and it’s super cute.
5. And I Darken ★★☆☆☆ // Idk why I thought this would be fantasy because it wasn’t. It was super boring too.
13. The Surprising Power Of A Good Dumpling ★★★★★ // This was super cute and also powerful and moving and also delicious.
14. Enchantée ★★★★☆ // I loved the glamorous vibes and magic of this book, also yay biracial rep, but it was too long.
15. Smoke In The Sun ★★☆☆☆ // I feel like… nothing happened in this book lmao. It was long and boring and I wasn’t invested in the story at all.
16. Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe ★★☆☆☆ // Unpopular opinion I know but all I have to say is this book was Catcher in the Rye but gay. and I hate catcher in the rye
17. Ash Princess ★★★★★ // I just!! loved this book so much!! I’m surprised too I wanted to like it but didn’t know I would love it so much and here we are!
I also reread my seven favorite childhood books but I won’t promote them. I read 17 books this month which is the most I’ve read in a long time… last hurrah before school lol.
I did not post much this month, but here are the posts I did make.
- August 2020 Monthly Wrap Up // Another Uneventful Month
- Loveboat Taipei Review // A Wonderful Diverse Dance Story (you should read this if you’re interested in a bit of salt about the author writing about color guard when she clearly has no idea what guard is lmao I went off)
- Top Ten Fall 2020 Releases On My TBR!
- May and Marie shared the results to the book blogger awards!! huge congrats to everyone who won, I was so happy to see some of my friends there ❤
- Chana shares a PSA to people who keep recommending their white faves
- CW discusses reading romance while demisexual
- Caitlin reacted to book twitter’s unpopular opinions
- Cielo shared the ultimate guide to ARCs
- Xandra discussed spoilers (and celebrated her blogiversary!)
- The Orangutang Librarian shared how her reading taste changed over the years
- Krysta discusses how she comes up with discussion post ideas
- Michelle’s The Silvered Serpents art is gorgeous and I’m still in awe
- Stephen questions if he’s cut out for booktube
- Shealea is hosting a Green Bone Saga readathon
- Sara discusses struggles of a brand new book blogger
- Honestly… idek what happened this month. it’s all a blur.
- I finally went back to school at the end of the month. and by that I mean back to zooOOOOOM. I’m 200% gonna die because like a fool I’m taking bio, ochem (rip), and physics all together (online, as if it wasn’t bad enough in person) so if you don’t see much of me you know why!!!
- I did a lot of baking as usual. I’m working on perfecting my own unique chocolate chip cookie recipe.
- I’ve been off Twitter for most of the month because with all the shit happening I simply canNOT take more the drama and toxicity right now. I’m so addicted I feel low-key fomo lol but I know it’s better for my mental health.
- The United States is… imploding. and I am imploring you from the bottom of my heart, if you are 18 and American, vote. I’ve already requested my mail in ballot. vote like your life depends on it because it sorta does.
How was your September? Zoom University going well for anyone? Have you also been thinking of These Violent Delights and nothing else for the past three weeks? ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE??? I’d love to chat in the comments below!