Well, the Yallfest binge was read, and I think I mostly completed it? I still didn’t read everything I wanted, but here we are!
🧚 fairy blessing: I’m going to Yallfest next month!!
🧚 fairy blessing: I sort of got my reading rhythm reading again, and I finally read a decent amount of books.
🧙 stepmother’s curse: I read, like, nothing yet again in the grand scheme of things and still haven’t gotten by audiobook love back??
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
🌱 = Mental Health rep
🌻 = POC rep
✨ = Disability, LD, Chronic Condition rep
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✔️ Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn | 🌈✨
✔️ A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai | 🌻
✔️ Scream All Night by Derek Milman|
✔️ Caraval by Stephanie Garber |
✔️ The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan | 🌈
✔️ Legendary by Stephanie Garber |
✔️ The Beautiful by Renne Ahdieh| 🌻
✔️ What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli |🌈🌻
✔️ How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (DNF)|🌈🌻
✔️ They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera |🌈🌻
✔️ Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski|
✔️ Truly, Madly, Royally by Debbie Rigaud |🌻
✔️ Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia |🌻
It had ups. It had downs. Mostly middle of the line books?? But THERE WERE SOME HIGHS, THOUGH. So basically like every single month for Mandy because she totally fails. Best book of the month: What If It’s Us. Worst book of the month: How to Be Remy Cameron.
WHAT IF IT’S US WHAT IF IT’S US WHAT IF THIS MIGHT BE ON MY FAVORITES SHELF. Oh, who are we kidding. It’s totally on my favorites shelf. It’s been a hot second since I had a new addition, but this came in a big way. I loved it. I so recommend it for the feels, the realness, and so much more. Our Bloody Pearl; Legendary; Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, The Tyrant’s Tomb, and Truly, Madly, Royally were all Ariel ratings, so they count as bookish highs. They all had a few slight issues, but I really enjoyed.
How to Be Remy Cameron was probably the worst, since it was DNF, but I mean, it wasn’t that bad? It just wasn’t that great, which had me giving up on it. They Both Die at the End, Remember Me, and Scream All Night were definitely some bumpy rides as well. I ended up being confused on how to rate A Match Made in Mehendi. So, I guess, honestly we were pretty equal in the highs and lows. A lot of them had some major issues in pacing and characters, so I struggled.
👸 Well, this month was Halloween, and I failed myself in my spookiness??? I read like zero spooky things, but I did watch Hocus Pocus. I think I out-spookied myself in September, so I failed this month. The Yallfest binge definitely had something to do with this.
👸 Next month is Disney+, but I AM HERE FOR IT. I already got my subscription ready, and I’ll most likely be raving about it all next month, so be ready for some fangirling. You might not be seeing much of Mandy because I’ll be binging old school Disney. I’m not sure I’m super excited for all of their new content, but eh, I’m still so so pumped for it.
👸 Speaking of Disney, I finally watched Wreck-It-Ralph. I was fine never watching it, but I got desperate and needed to see my princesses in the second movie. It was okay? Definitely not my favorite Disney, but I did enjoy it more than I thought I would.
👸 Not too much really happened. I finally finally finally caught up on blogging and comments and moderations and blog hopping and LIKE EVERYTHING. I don’t even know who I AM. Is this real life or is it fantasy??? I’m feeling so much better and back in the zone and finally might be out of my funk…ofc right in time for me to go on hiatus for Yallfest time, lol. Ofc.
Well, this month is going to be finishing up the last few Yallfest reads, and then, well, a bunch of freedom to read a bunch of other books! I really wanted to find a readathon to do, but alas, there wasn’t any that really called to me. It’s left to my mood reading, and like, my mood reading really isn’t feeling picking things?? It just wants prompts to help out. Here are a few books I’m looking at trying out this month!
📗 Leftover Yallfest Reads 📗
- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
- History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
- Finale by Stephanie Garber
- This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
- Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
- Slay by Brittney Morris
📚 Random Books Because Readathons Failed Me 📚
- The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
- The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
- Life Is Short and Then You Die edited by Kelley Armstrong
- The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
- Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
What do you think? What books did you read last month? Did we share any of the same?