Hi everyone! Let’s start the new month with a double wrap-up! 😬 I know, I know. I feel a bit guilty about this because last month I haven’t got time to do my wrap-up in time, so I decided to just combine my wrap-ups for the month of September and October. But aside from that, I actually had pretty good reading months, since I’ve discovered a few favorites from these past two months!
what i read
📑 Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland • Review • I love the concept of this dark fantasy! But be aware of the trigger warnings before you decided to dive into this one!
📑 Fireborne by Rosaria Munda • Review • Found family, political intrigues, and fierce competitions featuring dragons! I’m completely SOLD and Munda is my new fave author.
📑 Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks • Review • This graphic novel will be my go-to autumn read from now on and no one can tell me otherwise.
📑 The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis • Review • This book is far from my comfort zone so that should tell you a lot if I rated it a five-star.
📑 The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah • Review • I’ve been longing for a good dystopian story and Shah’s debut is my greatest find this year.
📑 Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte • You have no idea how disappointed I was when I found out that it’s a standalone and not a part of a series.
📑 Frankly in Love by David Yoon • Frankly in love with this book and I can’t wait for the sequel!
📑 I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi • Review • Author Interview • I love this book and this author with all my heart.
📑 Loss Adjustment by Linda Collins • Review • One of my most heartbreaking read from this year. A memoir featuring the story of how Linda lost her daughter in a suicide incident.
📑 The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco • Review • This is my first time to read Chupeco’s book and I’m ready to read more!
📑 Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson • I’m in a big fat mood for witchy reads in the last couple months and this one was so much fun, especially that I buddy read it with everyone on Dragons & Tea Book Club!
📑 A Different Time by Michael K. Hill • Review • I’m loving the pitch of this book but I can totally see its huge potential if the pages were longer and the characters were dug deeper.
📑 Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron • Review • I adore the intricate universe of this book so much! However, I’d love to try reading it again because I knew this is a case of my clown a** for having difficulty to engage with the whole story.
📑 Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn • Review • The incorporation of magical realism in this contemporary didn’t impress me that much.
📑 Scary Stories Series • Most of these stories weren’t even scary but props to André Øvredal for adapting it into a pretty scary movie!
📑 Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger • Review • This book explored many important issues but unfortunately, I have so many unanswered questions about the characters.
📑 The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen • Review • I’m a big fan of the podcast but the book wasn’t as great as what I was expected.
📑 Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn • Unfortunately, aside from its brilliant and incredibly graphic artworks with no holding back and an excellent queer rep, I couldn’t relate to the characters nor the plot.
📑 Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi • It seems like Choi’s books aren’t really for me after I previously DNFed Emergency Contact.
TOTAL BOOKS I READ IN 2019 SO FAR: 82 BOOKS