If you know me at all, you know that autumn really isn’t my favorite season. That lack of excitement comes from living in a city where the leaves don’t actively change color (they sometimes wait so long as December to do that) or fall. The weather’s usually really hot here during this time and the only true sign of autumn is pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks–which I’ve never had before. Often, this is fire season, and I recall many Octobers when the news would talk about evacuations in cities nearby, and even one when we had to evacuate ourselves. As for Halloween, I used to love it myself because I could dress up and go trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, I’m too old for such frivolities now and since I’d only be dressing for spirit points at school (I have zero spirit whatsoever), the excitement fades. This year, at least, I can get extra credit in AP Art History if I dress as an art piece. I’m at least looking forward to that. I was thinking a Mondrian (modern art, usually rather boring and geometric, that sells for way too much money) because it’d be simple, but also was considering something different like The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Anyway, onto the novel side of things…
I do not see myself reading very much this month, especially with finals just around the corner and the time dwindling for me to turn in a club application (I’m making a book club!!). That means, I’m going to be more realistic with this TBR than last month.
My goal is to first finish The Scorpio Races tonight. I’m loving it so far and anticipate it being a solid four star read. In a short explanation: It’s absolutely nothing like The Raven Cycle, but I love it nonetheless. If I don’t finish it tonight, I’ll be very very sad and disappointed in myself.
Then I am going to read And I Darken and hopefully complete it by sometime next weekend. I shouldn’t have too much reading time early this week because of two large tests in my AP classes, but once Wednesday passes, I will be in the clear. I’ll still have the average amount of homework, but I’m going to work on scraping away some time on the schedule for reading. This should help to clear my mind a little as well and give me a break from the stresses of education.
After that, I hope to read The Knife of Never Letting Go, which looks on the larger side, but I think will be a faster paced book. I said I’d read this last month, but as you can see from my September Wrap-Up, that didn’t go so well.
Then, if all is going well, I will try to read Paper and Fire, but by this time, finals will be nearing and I don’t think I’ll finish this until the exams are actually completed and passed (hopefully). The good thing about finals is that we have two half days for them, but the bad thing is that my largest exam is on the second day…so I’ll be spending the first half day studying.
If all goes well, I hope to tack Replica, Molokai, and/or Wonder Woman: Warbringer onto this list, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, we all know I’m not capable of that. [Insert laughing face emoji followed shortly by crying face emoji]
All in all, this month I hope to read the four books I outlined above, and then see about the next three. I hope you all have an amazing October. Let me know in the comments what books you plan to read! Keep in mind, I have a setting turned on so that comments don’t publish until I accept them (this keeps all the spam comments that oftentimes get a little inappropriate and questionable from showing up on the actual posts). So, if you don’t see your comment, never fear!