October 31, 2019

What I Read in October 2019

*Another uncommon reading month for me. I somehow managed to read quite a bit even though the last two weeks of the month I didn't read anything. I hope you all had a great reading month as well!

october 2019 reading wrap up

October was a pretty good reading month for me. I was able to read seven books. It wasn't until I finished Kingdom of Ash that I stopped reading for a bit. I just needed a break from books. I had been neglecting my home and various other things that I normally handle. I'm not going to lie, it's been nice not to feel like I always have to be reading. I'm sure I'll get out of this "slump" soon. In the meantime, I'll be making sure my family has clean dishes to eat off of. Lol.

Books I read.

Kingdom of Ash / Sarah J Maas / 2018 / 984 pages
This was a great ending to an amazing series! Of course, I want more from this world but I'm happy with what there is. I really appreciated the end of this book, except for one thing. Why did Gavriel have to die?? I mean it felt completely unnecessary and I'm not sure I'll ever forgive Sarah for it. I wanted Adeion to have a happy ending that didn't fully involve Lysandra. Like, they are cool together and everything, but I wanted Gavril and Adeion to be able to have the relationship they deserved. And if he was sacrificed to that Lysandra could have Adeion all to herself, I'm just not okay with that. I don't understand the point of his death.

City of Bones / Cassandra Clare / 2007 / 486 pages
I had read this book before. When it was first released. I remember liking it pretty well then, but I was much younger. It was an ok book. Not amazing, but I'm pretty sure I had a crush on Jace.

Nevernight / Jay Kristoff / 2017 / 463 pages
I actually had to borrow this book from Libby to read it. I read a lot faster on my iPad than I do a physical book which is nice. The main reason I read it on my iPad rather than the physical copy I own is because of the footnotes. There is a footnote on basically every page of this book and I just could not with them. They yanked me out of the story every couple of paragraphs and they were hardly related to what was going on. It was so much easier to read after I switched to my iPad.

Ruin and Rising / Leigh Bardugo / 2017 / 480 pages
Let's just say I'm thankful that I finished this trilogy. I loved Shadow and Bone. Siege and Storm was terrible and Ruin and Rising was good until my favorite character disappeared from the scene. Just, ugh.

City of Ashes / Cassandra Clare / 2008 / 455 pages
I did not like this book as much as the first one. I have a lot more questions than I got answers for in this book. I was expecting a bit more explanation and I got none. Just more things that I need answers too. I'm hoping the next book in the series will explain things a little bit better.

Ronit and Jamil / Pamela L Laskin / 2017 / 192 pages
I don't read much poetry. Like, usually zero. So I was surprised that I was able to follow this story pretty well. Especially considering it was about a Jewish girl and a Palestinian boy. I really loved the content though and I think it's an important story. I wish more people were like these two characters and do what is right, even if their families think they are wrong.

Assassin's Creed: Reflections / Ian Edginton / 2017 / 144 pages
This is a comic book and while I didn't much care for the stories the artwork in it is beautiful. That was the real reason for buying it in the first place. 

Some reading facts:

Most read genre: Fantasy
Pages read: 3,204
Longest Book: Kingdom of Ash
Shortest Book: Assassin's Creed: Reflections
Oldest Book: City of Bones
Unfinished Book: Frozen Tides
Unhaul: 0 <==But I'm feeling the itch again...
Haul: 1 <==I'm so proud of this number!
Unread Shelf: 74 <== Slowly getting this under control

I'm really hoping to start my reread of Harry Potter soon! It's been way too long since I read these and I can't wait to visit my favorite wizarding school again.

I hope you all had a wonderful October and that it was filled with all of your favorite Fall things!

Happy reading,