October was a weird month. It feels like I got nothing done but that’s just because final year of university is truly killing me slowly. I did manage to read some books and watch one film so let’s talk about those.
Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne
I don’t think I gave this book a fair chance. I started reading this as I got back to uni and I was in a huge reading slump so I wasn’t that invested in the book. Overall, I just found the book to be slightly underwhelming and just very meh. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t extremely cute. I think it had some good messages about being black in the classical music scene as well as the idea of loving doing something that you’re not good at. I think I might have to give this book a re-read at some point when I’m more invested. – 3 out of 5 stars.
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
I then decided to listen to an audiobook to try and help me tackle my reading slump. I really enjoyed this book. It was very cute and a great book to get addicted to whilst in the midst of a reading slump. It was also very British which I enjoyed because it made it more relatable. – 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Reveal Me by Tahereh Mafi
The next book I read was the latest novella in the Shatter Me series. This series keeps going even more downhill with each addition. I really did not like this book, even though I love Kenji as a character. I’m not sure if I will read the final installment in this series next year but I might as well because I’ve got this far. – 2 out of 5 stars.
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
I then decided to read some cute romances because that’s all I ever want to read during a reading slump. I adored this book because it was the perfect mix of romance and family drama. I already want to re-read this and I definitely need to buy a physical edition so I can re-read it constantly. – 4 out of 5 stars.
A Match Made in Mehndi by Nandini Bajpai
I then went onto a highly anticipated romance book from me and I ended up really enjoying it. It wasn’t as fun as 10 Blind Dates to me but I still really enjoyed it. I love how many Asian YA rom coms we are getting recently and I hope the trend continues. – 3.5 out of 5 stars.
The Sky Is Pink
I went to the cinema to watch a Bollywood film for the first time in ages but I had to watch The Sky Is Pink as soon as it came out. I really loved this film. It bought me really close to tears which is unusual for me. It’s such a sweet and quiet film that can easily get taken over by louder films but it’s so good. It made me feel all of the feelings and I will definitely be revisiting it soon. – 4 out of 5 stars.
That’s it for the month of October. I would try and promise that I’m going to get better at balancing uni work, alongside my job, a social life, reading and my blog but it’s just not going to happen so you guys will have to bare with me for the coming months! Hopefully I can do more reading but I doubt it.