Wrap Ups

September Wrap: still a bit slumpy, but better than August!

October 12, 2020

Another late monthly wrap… oops.

While August was an absolutely AWFUL reading month for me, September didn’t feel like it was much better, but now that I’m looking at my spreadsheet, it was better than I thought, I guess! I guess it’s because I read a lot of graphic novels and manga in September, which always makes me feel like it LOOKS like I spent more time reading than I actually did?

Anyways…


statistics

books read: 18 (2 DNF, 16 completed)
average rating: 3.6/5
pages read: 3,623


reading

EMOJI KEY:
✨ = review copy | 🔁 = reread | 🤗 = buddy read
🎧 = audiobook | 💻 = Kindle Unlimited |
 📜 = poetry
🌻 = BIPOC rep | 🌈
= LGBTQ+ rep | 🌺 = disability and/or MI rep | 💞 = fat rep

✨ graphic novels, manga, etc.

51342413Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse

❌ DNF ❌

Boring with an incredibly irritating, bratty main character.

Ever After by Olivia ViewegEver After by Olivia Vieweg

⭐⭐

mini review

So much potential, but the WORST execution!

42420039. sy475 Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir, Sarah Andersen (ill.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

mini review

Unpopular opinion time? I loved this.

Dying Is Easy by Joe HillDying is Easy by Joe Hill, Martin Simmonds (ill.)

❌ DNF ❌

DNF review

My first super disappointing Joe Hill read ever. 🙁

Plunge by Joe HillPlunge by Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen (ill.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌻

mini review

Ahh, that’s more like it! 

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 by Aya ShouotoThe Demon Prince of Momochi House, Vol. 1 by Aya Shouoto

⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻

mini review

Not flawless, but pretty solid lore with a lot of potential.

The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1 by Kore YamazakiThe Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki

⭐⭐⭐

mini review

Honestly kinda sketchy, but… I’m intrigued?

Giant Days, Vol. 13 by John AllisonGiant Days, Vol. 13 by John Allison

⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌈🌺

mini review

This was sadly my least favorite in the whole series so far!

Bionic by Koren ShadmiBionic by Koren Shadmi

mini review

This was one of the worst graphic novels I’ve ever read in my life.

Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsLong Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff (ill.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌻

mini review

An exceptional adaptation to what was already an amazing story.

adult & new adult

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain ReidI’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

⭐⭐⭐⭐

RTC

Please do yourself a favor — skip the movie, read this instead.

Starving Ghosts in Every Thread by Eric LaRoccaStarving Ghosts in Every Thread by Eric LaRocca

⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌈

RTC

A delightful, weird, sickening sapphic horror short.

Worst Laid Plans by Samantha KolesnikWorst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik

⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻🌈

RTC

This was SUCH a fun summer read!

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia HibbertAct Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌻🌈🌺💞

RTC

I loved this a lot, but I think I owe it a re-read before reviewing it because I was so slump-y when I read it (though I did still finish it in one sitting, no surprise).

September Love by Lang LeavSeptember Love by Lang Leav

⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌻📜

review

Not my favorite of Lang’s, but still gorgeous and highly recommended.

Last Case at a Baggage Auction by Eric J. GuignardLast Case at a Baggage Auction by Eric J. Guignard, Steve Lines (ill.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

review

What a fantastic, eerie premise with an execution that absolutely follows through!

 young adult

Body Talk by Kelly  JensenBody Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨🌻🌈🌺💞

RTC

I had such high hopes for this, and thank goodness, it delivered.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami GarciaBeautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻

RTC

I absolutely did not expect to love this as much as I did, but it does have some definite issues.

 middle grade

nothing this month! 🤯


watching

Click here to be my Letterboxd friend!

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension PosterParanormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

review

I’m going to rage over this forever. They literally took everything good about this series and DESTROYED it.

Satanic Panic PosterSatanic Panic (2019)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

review

This was hilarious and flawless, which is no surprise since Grady Hendrix helped write it.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things PosterI’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

review

Lol holy shit this was SO BAD. What an absolute disgrace to the book. I regret watching this, truly.


playing

(Yup, still just these 2 same games all the time. I need to branch out a little.)


posting


filming

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loving


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3 Comments

  • Reply Mel October 12, 2020 at 10:41 am

    ahhhh thank you for the shout out!

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. October 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    I’m so glad that little by little you’re getting out of your slump. ❤️ I’m sure that the next few months will be incredible for you. 🥰✨

  • Reply Jenna @ Falling Letters October 15, 2020 at 9:41 am

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things has just come on my radar in the past few weeks, I guess because of the movie? Good to know I should just read the book, haha. Adding it to my TBR 🙂

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