I have actually written a wrap up for the first time in months! I am actually pretty proud of myself I don’t think I have even reviewed a book since then so I am a bit rusty. A quick life update because for once it is more exciting then my reads. My partner and I purchase a house in September so I am official a home owner tomorrow which is the scariest/most exciting thing ever. I am like a genuine adult right now what is this life.
On top of that we also bought a little kitten Luna so our little family moves in soon and I couldn’t be more excited and nervous. It has been really stressful and frustrating at times from trying to organise all the documents you need to actually putting an offer on a place for it to be snapped by an investor and it is safe to say I’m glad it’s over, although I’m sure more stress will be ahead. Adulting Yay.
Back to the reading. I read a total of 9 books and managed to actual stick to a TBR I had set for myself reading 2 of 3 books I set for myself which were Every Lottle Thing by Samantha Young and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kuar I am still currently listening to Tower of Dawn and I am really enjoying it much more then I did Empire of Storms. I don’t think I will be able to read 9 in November but I will make sure I do a wrap up either way 😁
Read this month
Sick Fux by Tillie Cole – 1 star
As always I was so excited for a new Tillie Cole release but unfortunately this one made me feel uncomfortable and I felt like the characters didn’t have any real depth. I understand that they are victims and the reason why they went on their killing spree but I didn’t have any connection to them. I also think this really glorified mental illness (which rabbit has before the first instance of his trauma). Overall really disappointed I would still recommend all of her other books.
Riley Hart is one of my new favourite authors found this year. She writes m/m romance and it is always ridiculously sweet and hot *fans self* but also full of respect to her characters and her characters to each other. She also seems to choose some great narrators!
Samantha Youngs On Dublin Street series will forever be an all time favourite of mine, but like the first blook in her Harts Boardwalk series I felt like this one fell a bit flat. I am not sure why I am not connecting to these stories because I am generally interested in the characters she has created, every time I think I am going to put down the series for good she builds on side characters and I know they are going to get there story and I totally have FOMO. Good news is she is mashing the 2 series together for her next instalment so fingers crossed I enjoys it more.
I have no idea why I waited so long to read this book! This series is also one that will sit forever on my favourites shelf. They are so funny, but they are also maybe sit on the edge of political incorrect so if you are easily offended please don’t read them. If you do choose to read them then please PLEASE LISTEN TO THEM!!!! The narrators take 2-3 star stories and make them 4-5 star reads. Trust me guys just trust me.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – 2 stars
I LOVE modern and spoken word poetry. My favourite YouTube channel has to be Button Poetry I generally listen to some once a week but everytime I read modern poetry I just can’t connect to it as much but in saying that I don’t think that was the issue here. Milk and Honey promises over 200 poems with illustrations but I would say you get maybe 20 poems and a bunch of filler tumblr text posts that to like this
nothing is safer
than the sound of you
reading out loud to me
– the perfect date
I get that this book is a concept piece so should be read from cover to cover or at least a section at a time but come on that is not poetry. I thought maybe I just needed to hear her read it so went on YouTube and it still did nothing for me. The meaning behind her poetry is really important and I understand that through writing and illustrating she was able to heal but I feel like many other young poets are also speaking about similar issues with a much better technique.
The Point series is always a fun and easy read. I really like where this series is going and enjoyed both leads.
Crow, Ghost & Reaper (Boston Underworld #1, 2 & 3) by A. Zavarelli – overall 4.5 stars
These were a reread for me after reading Dignity I wanted some bad boys in my life (if you have some reccomendations please put the on comments I really need them) and I enjoyed them just as much this time around as the first. Crow will forever by my favourite and I think I will always have issues with book 3 but this is a mob book guys so questionable things will happen that will test your morals, if you aren’t into darker reads i wouldn’t reccomend
What was your favourite book you read this month?