october 2021 wrap up :)

Well guys, it’s November now. I got nothing witty to say, I’m kinda just in shock. Also, I can’t really remember what I watched/did this month? Did I watch Squid Game this month or was it last month*? October feels like 200 days packed into 4. Thank God for Goodreads and Storygraph or else I’d have no idea what books I even read this month.

*if it was this month that means i also finished schitt’s creek and both are 100/5 star. you heard it here first, folks.

books

A Far Wilder Magic was absolutely incredible. It’s a beautiful slow burn story about polar opposite characters who fall in love amidst a magical foxhunt. Maggie and Wes are such complex characters, and I am fully convinced that Allison Saft simply cannot write a bad book. 5/5 stars!

I always enjoy jumping back into the world of Yona of the Dawn, and Vol. 14 was no exception. It’s always hilarious, exciting, unpredictable, and beautiful. 5/5 stars!

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein has been on my TBR since 2018. And in a strange turn of events, I actually ended up reading a backlist book so I guess it’s true that miracles do happen. I enjoyed this feminist retelling of Frankenstein a LOT. I’ll go into more detail in my review but I think that this is a 3.5/5 star read.

Technically, I started Ghosts of the Shadow Market back in January. I couldn’t finish it until I finished out The Dark Artifices. After reading all of these short stories, the summary of my thoughts is basically just a lot of crying, trepidation, confusion, and a dash of boredom. Overall, 4/5 stars.

Sometimes you get the feeling to reread Once Upon A Broken Heart. The funniest thing about me rereading this is that not only is this book the only reread I’ve done this year, it also happened virtually a month away from me first reading it??? Who am I??? Anyways, this is still incredible and magical and whimsical. 5/5 stars.

I ended up reading The Illiad for school. And like yeah, it was a bit boring and anti-climatic, but the translation efforts put into this book are legendary. I can’t believe that this wasn’t originally written in English because it sounded so beautifully poetic.

First of all, this cover is brilliant and beautiful. Second of all, I’m unsure how I feel about this one. I loved the ending and the challenge of gender norms. However, most of the book just didn’t hit the right notes for me. No rating for now while I get my thoughts together!

I’ll just pop my October Spotify playlist in but other than that…tell me how your October went! Favorite reads? Songs? Shows or movies?

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