That Month Of Stories // nov + dec + jan (procrastination? lies)

so, uh, funny thing.

turns out, someone consistently ignored the fact that she needed to make wrap ups for three months because of legitimate reasons (lies) and is now going to squash every book read in those 3 months in one post because it just be like that sometimes, carl.

as usual, i’m grimacing smiling in the face of school work that needs to be done (about six months ago) and i’m definitely not have an internal screaming breakdown as i keep picking up books and reading them with my social life crumbling and burning down in the background.

welcome to my blog, where everything is fine except that is a complete lie but we’re gonna talk ’bout books anyway bc #copingmechanism

I read a total of 19 books in these months.

The Darkest Star by Jennifer Armentrout

★★★

once upon a time, i used to be obsessed w jennifer armentrout’s books (we don’t talk about that) but now, i can just describe them as meh.

The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

★★★★

there’s just something about michelle hodkin’s prose and the way she writes characters and dialogue and romance,,, i’m trash for it (also, dear god, noah talks like gansey but w an english accent, it’s beautiful)

also yeah WHAT WAS THAT ENDING

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

★★★★ (4.5)

obsidio was a literal perfect end to this trilogy and i’m going to miss it so much, i’m THIS close to an impromptu reread binge and there shall be tears but no regrets

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

★★★★★

this book is one of my new favorites and i’m going to be talking about it all the time in the near future, get ready. i mean. sloane. that’s it. that’s all i have to say.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

★★★★

i am STILL reeling over the absolute mind fuck that was verity. like, what the actual heck was that ending??? can someone please discuss this book w me, i need answers (also, kudos to CoHo for writing a whole new genre so brilliantly)

A Lot Like Love by Julie James

★★★

um, a huge meh. i don’t even know how i came across it.

Something About You by Julie James

★★

no.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

★★★★ (4.5 stars)

why i absolutely adored radio silence:

  • most soft & nerdy platonic friendship (bc platonic needs to be specified w friendship, i’m somewhat of a linguist myself)
  • frances and aled wear outrageously cool clothes and i’m here for it
  • there’s a scifi podcast about a dystopian setting which is in reality just a huge metaphor for a tired boy w academic prone depression
  • it made me laugh and cry and really, really anxious but i’ve never read anything like it before :’)

Evenfall by Sonny & Ais

★★★★

there are actually two 500+ page volumes of this book but i decided to just show the entire book. basically,

hsin liu vega: *breathes*

me, crying softly: fucking superb you funky little psycho assassin

The Wicked King by Holly Black

★★★★★

not to be dramatic or anything but i need the queen of nothing right this instant for survival or else i will be forced to go and freeze myself until the release date.

SPOILERS:

did anyone else find out the loophole in cardan’s exile statement? bc i’ve been screaming about it for 2 years now and i’m very much not ok, that genius insolent loser

All In Pieces by Suzanne Young

★★★ (3.5 Stars)

this book was emotionally exhausting and i wasn’t prepared for it. it’s not particularly v heavy but it felt unsatisfactory in a way? like, there was too much sadness and not enough happy moments to pull out of it so you’re just left feeling confused and sad and wanting to kick your feet and yell, “But it’s a BOOK.”

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

★★★★ (4.5 Stars)

i mean it when i say that no one can write friendships like emma mills. and this whole book is about all kinds of friendships, i just want more of it and i never want it to stop.

is it weird that my favorite part of the whole book is gideon and noah’s bromance? because it really is.

Heartstopper (Volume One) by Alice Oseman

★★★★ (4.5 Stars!)

heartstopper is my first webcomic and honestly, before this, I had no idea something so totally soft and fluffy existed but here we are

nick and charlie are absolutely disgusting w their affections and are too pure and wholesome. i love them.

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

★★★★

i want soph and august to make out forever and i also want a friend group w whom i can have a group chat called WHERE WOULD YOU SPEND ETERNITY, is that too much to ask for,,,, i think not

The Wall Of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

★★★★

this book is so chill. it’s just 100% comfort reading with no stress whatsoever. it’s a lowkey hate to friends to lovers dynamic.

Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker

★★★

i enjoyed reading this book, it had a good mystery going on and the romance subplot was pretty well done, too. it just wasn’t anything that sticks with you after you’re done with it and i just didn’t care much for the characters?

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

★★★★ (4.5 Stars!)

the concept of the world in scythe just straight up fascinated me. after reading so many dystopian books, to see a very probable utopian society is kind of mind boggling. the thing w this book is that it was never predictable. every time you think you know what’s happening, BOOM, plot twist. i’ve heard so much about thunderhead, i can’t wait to read it next.

also does thunderhead remind anyone else of an untwisted version of AIDAN? lol

talk about these books to me. that’d be nice. stay hydrated.

bye.


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11 thoughts on “That Month Of Stories // nov + dec + jan (procrastination? lies)”

  1. Ughh I am also trash for Michelle Hodkin’s writing and I need to get on reading the latest Noah Shaw book, I’m just so late. I love her writing so, so very much though I agree!
    I’m SO happy to see you love Radio Silence and Heartstopper so much, these two are fantastic and NIck and Charlie are way too adorable, I LOVE THEM TOO MUCH ❤ ❤
    Happy reading!! ❤ ❤

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    1. omg fellow michelle hodkin fan, *high five*
      i honestly just want more books from her,,, i’m thirsty.
      RADIO SILENCE AND HEARTSTOPPER WERE SO GOOD, I’M STILL NOT OVER THEM. i’m keeping up w the updates of Heartstopper on Tapas and it’s so good. 💛

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    1. thank you, Ashley! well, these books aren’t going anywhere so can’t wait for you to read them and then scream (politely) about them.
      you’re going to LOVE scythe and verity will literally make you wonder how is it allowed to exist but sjsjsj it’s all good 👏✌️

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  2. obsidio + 3 emma mills books + scythe = youre doing amazing, sweetie.

    okay but seriously I’VE MISSED YOUR BLOGGING SO MUCH but im not gonna sit here and pretend like i have my ish together either bc i clearly dont, so i’ll overlook this
    i definitely feel you on jennifer armentrout’s books like,,,,,i used to love them so much and now its just,,,,,a big mess (for me) VERITY FREAKED ME OUT HOW IS THAT BOOK ALLOWED TO EXIST
    and omg YES for scythe. i loved it so much (even if the romance is cringe, i promise book 2 is EVEN BETTER) the thunderhead is aidan done right and YOURE GONNA GET MORE OF THAT IN BOOK 2 READ IT NOW AND THEN LETS TALK PLZ AND THANKS

    okay i hope youre happy and hydrated and come back with more posts bc the blogging world needs you

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    1. omg thank for that validation and yes, 3 emma mills books down, 1 to go 👏 let’s do dis

      ok but seriously you telling me that you’ve missed my blogging makes me WANT TO KEEP ON BLOGGING AND WRITING BECAUSE SOMEONE ACTUALLY MISSES MY POSTS? ded.
      also, i missed you too but you’re back and i’m living for it.

      same for jennifer armentrout; like, i GET why i devoured her books and can appreciate them for it but… I just can’t be hyped anymore.

      ok but YOU’VE READ VERITY AND OH MY GOD, what did you think of the ending? which side do you believe in??

      YES, IM READING THUNDERHEAD RN AND CANNOT WAIT TO DISCUSS IT W YOU.

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  3. I want to binge-read the Illuminae files again too! It kinda ruined my my momemtum to have to wait for the books to come out, like, authors? How rude of you to make us wait while you, like, write or live or something? I feel like these books are ten times more perfect if there’s no interruption between them! 😀

    Also, I’m sooo curious about Verity? What is this new brilliant genre CoHo created I wanna know 😮

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    1. ik i’m replying to this like 10 years later, WHY do i randomly decide to take a hiatus and ignore the world, i shall never know.
      and i knowww, right? i always forgot 50% of the stuff that happened in the last book whenever i started a new book in the trilogy but imagine the full blown euphoria of reading the whole trilogy at once. i shall definitely try this very soon.

      and oh my god, you HAVE to read Verity, it’s literally one of the most twisted CoHo has ever written

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