MONTHLY WRAP-UP #8 | October 2018

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Hi, folks! So another month has come and gone (somehow??), and here we are again: another monthly wrap-up. I read a lot more than I thought I was going to, and that’s saying something. So, let’s get into it!


1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

⭐ .5
1.5/5 stars

Review

Such a great duology does not deserve the conclusion that is Mockinjay. Seriously. I’m angry. Check the review out for full anger.

2. Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger

Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5/5 stars

I had to read this for my sexual violence class, and…it was phenomenal. I didn’t review it on here partly because it was for a class, but I still included it on my Goodreads challenge. And it was still something I read during the month. There’s content warnings for rape, fat antagonism, eating disorders, emotional abuse, and possibly more, if anyone was wondering.

3. The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners

Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars

GUESS WHAT I FINALLY FINISHED THIS, EVERYONE. Honestly, this took me so long, and I don’t know why. It was a great book, and I can’t wait to start the sequel.

4. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick

⭐⭐⭐⭐ .5
4.5/5 stars

I finished this shortly before the month ended, but!! I got it done, and that’s all that counts. The review will be up this upcoming Wednesday, but here’s a lil sneak-peek: it was probably the cutest fucking book I’ve ever read. That romance??? You can probably get cavities from how cute it was. 10/10, definitely.


And that’s all that I finished during the month of October! About half of my October TBR, which is still good. I think I had around six books on there, and I read three of them. The rest, I’ll probably get done during November.

What about y’all? Have you read any of these? Did you have a productive reading month? Let me know!

Until next time~
Kaitlyn

14 thoughts on “MONTHLY WRAP-UP #8 | October 2018

    1. Listen, you’ll find out more about how much I loved this book on Wednesday, but “Not Your Sidekick” is the perfect book if you’re looking for something pretty light-hearted with a ton of fluff.

      That’s the thing: I really loved the first two books, but the third completely fucked everything up for me, lol.

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      1. Light-hearted with fluff is not always a go-to for me, but this one already has good appeal. I’ll watch out for that review.

        Why are series such hit or misses. You either adore the finale (while obviously hating that it’s over) or just don’t understand what went down.

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        1. I mean, there’s still some serious stuff going down, but it isn’t all grim-dark, ya know? It’s on the happier side, lol.

          I dunno, it kinda annoys me. Like…y’all wrote all of this great stuff, but then?? Ruin it with the last book? How?

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          1. :/ I can’t say I get it either. Sometimes authors feel pressured by readers to change plot lines (like to suit a ship that readers like, or feature a character more). Other times maybe the author just doesn’t know how to keep up with the hype of the first book. I found the movies better, but the last two were overly drawn out.

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            1. Yeah, that makes sense. And I did like how some characters seemed to have more screen-time, as it were. Just…meh. I dunno.

              I heard that the movies were really good! Little confused on how Mockinjay was split up into two parts, but I guess it could be done…Though, I thought it was the shortest book out of the three of them? Or it just felt like it, at least.

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  1. That sent before I could even finish^ anyway, so sad you didn’t enjoy it! I personally thought the ending was a bit shitty but I have to admit that Suzanne’s writing was great throughout this trilogy

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    1. Lol, that’s alright. Yeah, I love her writing, and I thought she did Katniss justice (except for the epilogue), but I dunno, throughout Mockinjay it felt like she didn’t even know the characters, ya know?

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