Sunday 14 October 2018

September Wrap Up

I had a lot of books to read for my classes and that's probably the only reason that I actually read as much as I did. Five of the books that I read this month were in fact for my classes because University classes move really fast. 

1. Sadie

I gave this book 5 stars. Holy shit it was a wild ride. I'm not gonna give away much because I do think this is one of those books that is better if you just read it not really knowing much. It gets into great detail and really paints a picture of what is happening in your mind. Highly recommend.

2. The Outsiders

I gave this movie 4.5 stars. I loved it. I rewatched the movie for the first time in a long time because I saw that it was on tv and I fell in love all over again.

3. Bound to You

I gave this book 3 stars. I felt like it was missing a lot of plot. Considering it was a werewolf novel I was expecting it to be more plot driven than character driven, but then again it was a Wattpad story before it was properly published. I was still disappointed in the lack of action.

4. Rise of the Guardians

I gave this movie 4 stars. I finally watched this movie and I really enjoyed it. I hope they make another one because I love light-hearted children's movies a lot.

5. John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

I gave this 5 stars. I don't usually watch comedy specials, I think the only other comedy specials I've ever seen are the Kevin Hart ones, so it was pretty momentous when I actually watched this one. It was so funny, I was sitting in my room just dying of laughter, my dad actually came into my room to see what was happening.

6. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

I gave this 5 stars. I just really love John Mulaney's sense of humor, I really want another comedy special from him. I know he just did one last year, but I'm dying here without new material.

7. John Mulaney: New in Town

I gave this one 4.5 stars. It was still good, but not quite as good as the first two. Maybe because those ones are newer and maybe he's gotten funnier, I don't know. Also, all three of these comedy specials are on Netflix if you guys wanna check them out. 

8. My Commander

I gave this book 4 stars. This book was hilarious. Merin is hilarious. I binged a lot of these books and Merin was always the funniest part of them.

9. City of Ghosts

I gave this book 4.5 stars. I previously called this book a cross between Casper the Friendly Ghost and Tim Burton films and I stand by that assessment. If that sounds interesting to you guys, pick it up!

10. My Protector

I gave this book 4 stars. I really liked Elizabeth. She was grace and poise and yet always found herself tripped over thin air. Relatable.

11. Beowulf

I gave this book 4 stars. It was an epic in the truest sense of the word. Also, don't watch the movie. I started watching the movie and it's creepy as hell. I'm gonna have to finish the movie, but I really don't want to. The animation is "lifelike". I legit didn't realize it was animation at first and I was so confused because the people didn't look quite real. Anyway, an awesome story you should definitely give it a read.

12. My Healer

I gave this book 4 stars. Penny is such an adorable little girl and I pray for the day when she gets her own book.

13. The Importance of Being Earnest

I gave this book 3.5 stars. I probably won't reread this, but it was fun to read the first time. 

14. My Saviour

I gave this book 4.5 stars. I think this one has been my favorite in the series so far. I don't know what it is about Faries and Witches that really do it for me. 

15. The Nun

I gave this movie 2.5 stars. It relied heavily on jump scares and we barely actually see the nun. Just overall not my favorite horror film.

16. Crazy Rich Asians

I gave this movie 5 stars. My friend and I did a double feature of the Nun and this, we decided to watch this after in case the Nun really freaked us out so we would have something happier to calm us down. It was really good. I feel like I've seen too many of my mother's Chinese movies and soaps because this didn't feel as overwhelmingly Asain as those. However, it was still really good at bringing Asain culture to the forefront. Excited for the sequel.

17. A Pack of Blood and Lies

I gave this book 4 stars. I haven't finished writing my review yet, but it's coming. Eventually. You guys probably know by now that I really enjoy Olivia Wildenstein's writing and was really excited to get to read an ARC of this. I don't think the cover has been released yet, so I don't know if the cover I've seen is the final one or not so I'm just not going to add a photo for this one. 

18. My Brothers Keeper

I gave this book 4 stars. I liked this more than I thought I would. When I first read the synopsis I was a bit unnerved because a girl being caught between two brothers is my least favorite trope. it stresses me out. It really wasn't that bad though, I've gotta say. 

19. The Iliad

I gave this book 3.75 stars. The only character I actually genuinely liked was Patroclus. Most of the men in this poem acted like fricken children that had their toys taken away.

20. My Guardian

I gave this book 4 stars. I enjoyed it but I've kinda already forgotten most of what happened. I think I liked the first five books in the series just a tad more. Still, a 4 star read though.

21. My Champion

I gave this book 3 stars. I found the protagonist of this story so much more annoying than all the previous books. I know that a lot of people didn't really like this novel as much as the previous ones and I didn't expect to actually see a decline, but I found that I did. Hopefully, the next book will be better.

22. The Golden Tower

I gave this book 4 stars. I felt like there was a decline in the past two books of the Magisterium series and I feel like there was definitely an improvement in this finale. I found Call and Tamara's relationship a little awkward in the fourth book but now it actually feels smooth and they actually have more chemistry. Huge improvement. 

23. Othello

I gave this book 1.5 stars. My views of Shakespeare are pretty polarizing. I loved Hamlet because it was so dramatic and I thought it was funny, but pretty much every other play by Shakespeare has pissed me off in some way. This play is so xenophobic, the one POC character Shakespeare ever writes ends up being a wife-killer. The only saving grace is that I actually liked two of the characters. Emilia and Desdemona. Everyone else was just horrible.

24. Pygmalion

I gave this book 3 stars. I overall enjoyed the play. I absolutely loved Eliza. I hated Higgins. It absolutely blows my mind that people actually wanted the two to end up together considering Higgins treats her like absolute shit. She's pretty much just an object to him which is incredibly sad. The girl is mad witty.

What books and movies did you guys enjoy this month?

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1 comment:

  1. I keep seeing Sadie mentioned, but I still have no idea what it's about! heh. I'm going to have to look around more before deciding if I read it (I like knowing what I'm getting into).
    So glad to hear about The Golden Tower. I feel like the series had so much promise and it never really... landed, especially because both authors have done better on their own. But I still have a soft spot for the main characters and I'm so glad some things were resolved/fixed in this final installment!