October Reads 🍂🎃

Finally cracked open some books I've had for ages/paid off my long overdue library fines and celebrated by reading these books 📚
  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    I wanted to finish this book before watching the movie and I'm glad I did! It followed that unreliable narrator psychological thriller formula that's successful when written well. I really enjoyed it and pressured friends and family to read it when I was done. Loved that it was set in England and LOVED that it was only told through perspectives of women. 8/10
  2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    I've had this book in my possession since it came out, but with the movie coming up I decided it was time to read it! My first YA book in a while, and I thought it was going to be more juvenile and I was pleasantly surprised! It created such a unique story that was absolutely engrossing. I loved the careful buildup but felt the climax was a bit rushed, but I suppose it's a series and I'll have to read on! 7/10
  3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    Decided to keep going with the YA books apparently! My first book by this author and I was not disappointed. I can't decide if I would have rather read this while I was in my first year of university or if reading it years later and feeling the nostalgia was a better experience. It was absolutely spot on. I loved that the book and characters didn't fall prey to stereotypical tropes, especially Cath's roommate. A little too dramatic for me but a great read 7/10
  4. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
    Shortly put, I loved it. It got deep inside me and stayed there. I could not stop talking about it. It made me laugh, think, mourn, feel outraged. It made me proud to be a (bad) feminist. 10/10
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    I was intrigued by the fictional world and characters referenced in Fangirl and jumped at the chance to dive in deeper. It was so much more than I could have hoped for. Yes it was YA. Yes it was angsty (in the best way). But it was also fun and meta and addictive. I cant stop thinking about it and already want to read it again. 10/10
  6. Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian
    What I was hoping for: a "light" inspirational book to get me motivated to eat better and get active. What I got: basically an unedited look into Khloe Kardashian's stream of consciousness. It's mostly talking about herself and going to the gym with some questionably vague research to try and back up her claims. Also includes photos of herself throughout. What was I thinking. 1/10