Monthly Wrap-up | October 2017

Monthly Wrap-up October 2017

Hola guys! How was your month? Mine was pretty good both in terms of reading and in real life. We had many eventful things in October and are looking forward to much more in November. So without any further delay, shall we start?

Let's start at beginning


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October Reads


Books Read

Poison of Love by K.R. MeeraThe Whole Shebang by Lalita IyerTurtles All the Way Down by John GreenAdventures in FarlandYou Never Know by Akash VermaA Window to Her Dreams by Harshali SinghGhachar Ghochar

All the book covers are linked to the respective reviews, if they have been already reviewed on the blog, otherwise are linked to Goodreads page.


Book of the Month

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green



Quote of the Month

Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.

— John Green, Turtles All the Way Down



Reviews Coming Up

I am still behind on my schedule of reviewing all the books in that particular month that I read them. But I think it’s okay though, isn’t it? So, the next coming reviews are:

Adventures in FarlandA Window to Her Dreams by Harshali SinghGhachar Ghochar



Books collected

No matter how less/more books I read, nothing happens to my book buying spree πŸ˜€ I collected so many books this month. I got many reviews copies too and I am officially far behind on my goals πŸ˜›

Check out my Stacking the Shelves posts to know what I collected over this month.



October Posts



Most Popular Post

Top Ten Tuesday #5 | 10 book covers that I fall in love at first sight



Post I wished got some more love

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This post got some love, I know, but I wished it had gotten some more? Considering it was the most hyped book released in October and also because it’s officially one of my favourites now?



Instagram Fun (Popular posts)

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my images from this month.
Also, you can follow my personal account β€” @simant.verma β€” to see some images, especially my personal and travel pics!



Songs that I listened to most this month

I haven’t listened to any new songs this month πŸ™ Yeah, I know. But yes, there were definitely some old songs and this was most listened to:



On the Big Screen


Tv Series

Jane the Virgin: I am halfway through season 3 and I am really enjoying it. I am telling you, you need to watch this. It is really hilarious, especially it’s narrator. Though they killed one of my favourite character, but still.

Jane the Virgin dancing


Stranger Things 2: Now that Stranger Things second season has been aired, how could I resist myself from it? But opposed to many people, I am not binge watching it. I have just seen 2 episodes. I am watching it slowly so that I can savour it πŸ˜€



I have just seen a single movie this month πŸ™ What’s happening in life? Nevertheless, it was Simran and I didn’t enjoy it. It was super boring. Just the songs were good.



In Real Life / Other Things

** We celebrated Diwali this month and it was pretty good. I made Rangoli and also cooked “Moong Daal Halwa” for the first time πŸ˜€ Here are some pics from our Diwali celebrations πŸ™‚


** I finally got a new job in Bangalore πŸ˜€ But I am not satisfied with the package they are offering, so I am still looking for further options πŸ™ But at least I can still join this if I didn’t get any other job after moving to Bangalore (I am moving in Dec!).

** I went to October fest in Bangalore last week and it was pretty amazing! In fact, it was the first time that I went to any such festival. The food was too good and the music was awesome πŸ˜€

** I got my first review copy from Bloomsbury India πŸ˜€

** I won my first-ever international giveaway on Twitter! So technically it was September end, but I got the book in October, so that counts, right?

** I finally read my most anticipated book of the year – Turtles All the Way Down and it was as good as I had expected.



Things I’m Looking Forward to Next Month

** November is Non-fiction month so I am hoping to read at least one non-fiction from my never-ending pile of unread Netgalley ARCs (I know πŸ˜› ).

** I am thinking to post some discussion posts on the blog apart from regular review posts and memes. It is just they seek more time to write then the regular posts and I find them difficult to manage. But yes, they are quite good in terms of engaging with the bookish community. So, I am hoping to do at least 2 discussion posts each month (let’s see how that ends πŸ˜› ).

** Now the biggest news is that MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED! So obviously I am not going to read more in this month πŸ™ I have to go to the engagement and the wedding both so I’ll be away from the blogosphere from 20th Nov to 5th of Dec I guess. But I am very excited πŸ˜€

** Since, I won’t be able to blog during that time, I need to schedule posts (in which I am very bad πŸ™ ) for that time. Hopefully, I could schedule at least 2-3 posts.

** I am just 2 books away from completing my Goodreads Reading Challenge πŸ˜€ So I am looking forward to achieving this challenge before I start preparing for the wedding πŸ˜›

** As you all know by now that I absolutely love John Green, I am thinking to somehow finish An Abundance of Katherines. I abandoned it last month after just reading 50 pages but surely want to finish it somehow because it is John Green πŸ˜€ Let’s see if I am successful this time or not πŸ˜›



Special mention

This week I found another great blogger and you know what? We have so much in common πŸ˜€ I was really excited to meet her. John Green is her favourite too πŸ˜€ Even see named her blog after John Green’s book Looking for Alaska. Now isn’t it great? She is Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books! I am really enjoying talking to her and her posts are super awesome too. Don’t forget to follow her πŸ™‚

Also, another exciting news that is around the blogosphere these days is that our favourite, (I mean for most of the bloggers? ) Cait is finally publishing her book! Isn’t it such an amazing news? I am so happy for her and I definitely want to read it because I love Cait and how hilarious she is πŸ™‚

Excited Gif



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Let's Chat

That’s it for me! I hope you enjoyed reading my monthly update. I would like to hear from you too.

How was your month? What was new in YOUR life this month?

What was your best read?

Have you travelled any place new? Any recommendations for me?

You can pick any categories from above and can tell me your interpretations. Also, if you do a monthly wrap-up, leave me your link in comments and I’ll check it out πŸ™‚


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  1. Marie

    Ohhhhh, what a lovely surprise, THANK YOU so much for mentioning me on here, Simant, that’s SO sweet of you <3 It has been so good to meet you on here as well, I've been loving all of your posts and chatting with you so far. I feel like we have tons in common and I love when that happens so much <3 Here's to hoping we will be able to chat more and more <3 <3
    I'm so glad you loved the new John Green book so much <3 I'm about 100-pages in (haven't had much time to read this week, so far) and I'm really enjoying it so far. I can't wait to read more and more.
    I'm with you on the "old songs", I always listen to the same tunes sometimes. I really love that one you mentioned!! <3

    Congratulations on the new job πŸ™‚ I hope you'll find a better option though, something that suits you better. I'll keep my fingers crossed <3
    And congratulations to your sister as well!! <3 <3

    Hope you'll have a lovely month xxxx

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      Thank you so much Marie. I am so glad too that I met you here. It has been lovely journey so far and hope it will remain same so πŸ™‚
      I am so excited for my sister’s marriage. My reading has already reduced for this month but event is more important πŸ˜€
      Have a lovely month to you too πŸ™‚

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  2. Zoe

    It sounds like you’ve had a great month! I’ve seen so many great reviews for Turtles All the Way Down, so I’m not surprised it was your favorite book of the month. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! <3

    P.S. Congratulations to your sister for her wedding! That's fantastic! xx

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      Haha, thanks Sheetal. I still need to touch your number πŸ˜› Just kidding (I never achieve that πŸ˜› ). I am so glad that you are back into blogging.

  3. Jamie

    I am SOOOO glad to hear you love JG’s latest! I have been so freaking excited for it!! And yay for your sister!! TWO of my sisters just got engaged recently (within a week of each other) so weddings galore coming up for my family!!

    You look absolutely stunning in the picture btw!! <3

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      Haha. Thanks Jamie! yeah celebrations means less reading time πŸ˜› but you know that is more important. Also, I am so glad that that you came back in blogging πŸ™‚ I always love reading your posts πŸ™‚

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