Although I have been incredibly busy with school work, I managed to read 5 books in the month of October, and thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them. Again, this time I was able to read a wide variety of genres, from Y.A. contemporary to french thrillers to non-fiction. Enjoy!
1) Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
Eep! This was so cute! I expected this kind of tingly feeling inside of me, but the rest of the book and the story was actually better than I thought (only the second half though). The first part of the book, however, disappointed me because I had such high expectations. And although this book was absolutely genius, adorable, cute and well-written, it was boring at certain moments. The reveal of the mystery Blue thought... Wasn't expecting it! It kind of felt like Will Grayson, Will Grayson though, which to me is a good thing because I enjoyed WGWG, but I know many people haven't. I'm giving this a 4.5/5.
2) La Vérité Sur L'Affaire Harry Québert, by Joël Dicker
Okay, this book was phenomenal. I had to read it for my French class (Littérature Contemporaine). At first, I was discouraged by how big this book was, and also by its genre. I absolutely hate mysteries and thrillers, so reading an 800 page book about an investigation was the worst thing that could've happened to me. But I was wrong! This book was so great! Incredibly catchy, and since the first few chapters, all you want to know is who the murderer is. However, Dicker leads you on to many paths, and when you think you have an idea, another problem comes along and it seems never ending until the end, which I found very surprising. I highly recommend reading this, and if you're a fan of thrillers, this might become your next favourite book. 5/5.
3) Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
I don't even know what to say... I went in this book expecting to hate it, which didn't happen. I actually did enjoy it and found it addictive. Although the characters weren't that easy to love, and the plot lacked... And there was sex every single page, it was still a fun read, not going to lie. I gave this a 3.5/5 and let's be honest, Christian Grey is a hottie.
4) The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire, by Dan Howell and Phil Lester
FINALLY! I'VE BEEN WAITING SINCE MAY! This book was HILARIOUS, I actually was crying real tears. I love that this was basically an extension of Dan and Phil's mind, in book form, perfect for me! I'm a huge phan, and have been ever since 2011, so this book was a huge deal. Totally recommend! 5/5
5) Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
So. Good. This one surprised me in the best way, because in Fangirl, I wasn't so caught up with Simon Snow's life, so I didn't expect to enjoy this as much, but holy cow was it good. I loved the characters, the plot, the writing and the general feeling this book gave me. Simon and Baz are my new OTP, bye bye Percabeth. I also have a full review for this book here! 4.5/5
These were the books I managed to read in October! 5 books a month during midterms isn't that bad guys... Hopefully I can keep up this reading schedule!