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?
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
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:
No matter how less/more books I read, nothing happens to my book buying spree 😀 I collected so many books this month. I got many reviews copies too and I am officially far behind on my goals 😛
Check out my Stacking the Shelves posts to know what I collected over this month.
- Top Ten Tuesday #4 | Top Ten Book Boyfriends
- Monthly Wrap-up | September 2017
- Stacking the Shelves #6 | Shower of review copies
- Book Review | Looking For Alaska by John Green
- Tag Monday | Getting to Know You Better Tag
- Top Ten Tuesday #5 | 10 book covers that I fall in love at first sight
- Book Review | Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal | Funny, dark and authentic
- Stacking the Shelves #7 | Bookstagram effect
- Book Review | The Poison of Love by K.R. Meera | The haunting tale of corrosive love
- Book Review | The Whole Shebang by Lalita Iyer | Sticky bits of being a woman
- Stacking the Shelves #8
- Tag Monday | The Sunshine Blogger Award | Make it double!!
- Top Ten Tuesday #6 | Top Ten Unique Book Titles
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | 10 reasons it demands to be read
- Book Review | You Never Know by Akash Verma
- Stacking the Shelves #9 | Time for winning giveaways
- Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Books #Bookstagram Made Me Buy
Most Popular Post
Post I wished got some more love
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)
Songs that I listened to most this month
I haven’t listened to any new songs this month 🙁 Yeah, I know. But yes, there were definitely some old songs and this was most listened to:
On the Big Screen
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.
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 😀
I have just seen a single movie this month 🙁 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 😀 Here are some pics from our Diwali celebrations 🙂
** I finally got a new job in Bangalore 😀 But I am not satisfied with the package they are offering, so I am still looking for further options 🙁 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 😀
** I got my first review copy from Bloomsbury India 😀
** 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 😛 ).
** 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 😛 ).
** Now the biggest news is that MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED! So obviously I am not going to read more in this month 🙁 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 😀
** Since, I won’t be able to blog during that time, I need to schedule posts (in which I am very bad 🙁 ) for that time. Hopefully, I could schedule at least 2-3 posts.
** I am just 2 books away from completing my Goodreads Reading Challenge 😀 So I am looking forward to achieving this challenge before I start preparing for the wedding 😛
** 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 😀 Let’s see if I am successful this time or not 😛
This week I found another great blogger and you know what? We have so much in common 😀 I was really excited to meet her. John Green is her favourite too 😀 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 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂