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Reading Wrap Up: October 2018

A little bit late, but here’s my reading wrap up for October. I didn’t read a lot this month, I’ve been so incredibly busy and ill with hypothermia (thank you work!) I didn’t have the time or energy. Nevertheless, here it is!

Books read: 9 (non-fiction: 1, detective: 1, picture books: 5, middle grade: 1, fantasy: 1)
Stars: 1 (0), 2 (1), 3 (0), 4 (6), 5 (2)


the 1950s Look by Mike Brown
If you ever need just ONE book to read about 1950s fashion, this is it. This is the PERFECT book, it’s informative, has amazing pictures, and you can TELL that author loves the subject matter. Honestly, this is the best book on 1950s fashion I have in my collection, and my collection is vast. I TOTALLY recommend this one! I gave this one 5 stars on Goodreads and you can get your copy here!


The Dire King by William Ritter
I wrote an entire series review on the Jackaby series. I love them so much. They aren’t well written, they aren’t amazing, they are just a lot of FUN. This is the fourth in the series and the last one, and a little bit of a let down. It was still a lot of fun, but we needed just a little bit more! I’m sad the entire series is over, and if you want to read more about this Sherlock Holmes meets Supernatural beings series, check out my series review here! This book, however, got 4 stars, just for the fun factor!


Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Ok. I fell for it. I fell into the hype. And I loved it! The first two/three chapters were really boring, in my eyes, but as soon the actual story started I couldn’t put it down. It is so much fun, and I can’t wait to get the second one. I have to wait though, as the title of the second one is a HUGE spoiler for the first one (first of all HOW RUDE?! It got spoiled for me that way because I wanted to add the second one to my wishlist while reading it and I got SPOILED. So don’t do that. don’t be like me). I’m currently waiting on my boyfriend to finish this one, as I don’t want him to get spoiled as well, haha! The story is so fun, and it gets compared to Harry Potter a lot, and I disagree, this one is WAY better than Harry Potter and I’m excited to see what Morrigan gets into in the next book! I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and you can get your copy here.

Overal Slingers & Naar Oma en Opa Pannenkoek by Vivian den Hollander & Dagmar Stam
Two Dutch picture books I found in a bag! Honestly, I forgot I bought these two at work. I collect picture books and Dagmar Stam is my favourite children’s book illustrator. And these are just so cute! It’s a series about two little kids, Jimmy and Lisa. They are best friends and have many adventures together. Overal Slingers is about Lisa’s birthday, and how exciting it is to have your birthday. Naar ma en opa is about Jimmy’s grandparents and how exciting it is to have a sleepover without any parents! I really enjoyed these and I’m glad to have added these to my collection and I will be getting more of these in the series! I gave both of them 4 stars!


Though Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley
I got this book as a present from my boyfriend. Like I mentioned, I collect picture books and I find certain things really important. Such as a teaching boys that having feelings is totally normal and that they should express them instead of bottling them up. This is a great book to show that even superheroes sometimes feel sad. I only wished it was a little bit more than it is, it’s more for younger kids than it is for 4 year olds. Nonetheless, it’s amazing and I’m so glad to have added this to the collection. Let’s hope more boys will be allowed to be themselves! I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and you can get your edition here.


the Millionaire Mystery by Fergus Hume
The Detective Club books are so incredibly my aesthetic. They are facsimile editions, which means they are copies from the original 30s editions. However, I haven’t read one I actually LIKED yet. The story of the Millionaire Mystery was really promising, but the execution was just bad. It really jumped from suspect to suspect and added a lot of extra stuff that wasn’t needed but was just added for the shock factor. The ending was really boring as well. I just didn’t like it and they may look good in my bookcases, but the stories aren’t for me. I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads.


Babylit Primer : Sherlock Holmes in the Hound the Baskervilles by Jennifer Adams
This is such a cute edition of Sherlock Holmes! It’s a sound primer book, which means it has words based on sounds in the book. The words really fit the original story, they are creepy and really show the atmosphere in the book. It’s great fun if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes or have read the books in general. I really love the Baby Lit Primers because of this reason. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and you can find them here!


Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat by Katie Harnett
Another picture book my boyfriend gifted me! Obviously, I loved it, it’s about a cat. The story was a lot of fun as well. It’s about a cat who has different names depending on what household he goes to. The entire street is basically his home! But one day Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat isn’t seen by anyone, where’d he go?! A lot of fun with BEAUTIFUL illustrations. Kate Harnett is also the illustrator of the Franklin and Luna series by Jen Campbell and I need more books illustrated by Kate! I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads and you can get your copy here!
This is it! What books did you read this month? 🙂

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