Monthly Reads: October 2017

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I got to quite a few books this month that I have been meaning to get to for a long while.


Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff 

Nevernight
by Jay Kristoff 

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Series: (The Nevernight Chronicle #1)
Published: August 9th 2016
Rating: #stabstabstab

“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You're a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.”

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo 

Up to This Pointe
by Jennifer Longo 

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Series: no
Published: January 19th 2016
Rating: Brrr...

“...Your love is evident,' she says. 'But, darling, sometimes the ballet does not love us back.” 

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali 

Saints and Misfits
by S.K. Ali 

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Series: no
Published: June 13th 2017
Rating: How is a book this serious this adorable?

“I can't imagine what it means to love everyone. But I'm just going to start right here, by loving a bit more of myself. And maybe the rest will follow.”

A Certain Slant of Light  by Laura Whitcomb 

A Certain Slant of Light
by Laura Whitcomb 

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Series: (Light #1)
Published: September 21st 2005
Rating: hauntingly beautiful

“I couldn't take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real.” 

Under the Light (Light #2) by Laura Whitcomb 

Under the Light
by Laura Whitcomb 

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Series: (Light #2)
Published: May 14th 2013
Rating: Pretty but kind of a letdown.

“Be a sparrow, I told myself. Be silent and fly away. No one will bother you if you disappear.” 

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Scarlet
by A.C. Gaughen 

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Series: (Scarlet #1)
Published: February 14th 2012
Rating: I ship it... but kind of meh...

“I know what it's like when you can't get no one to listen to you. When what you say don't matter. I half think every girl knows what it's like to be silenced.” 

Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

Same Sun Here
by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

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Series: no
Published: February 14th 2012
Rating: Full review of Same Sun Here

“I liked how your teacher said we were 'kindred spirits'. I looked that up on m-w .com and it says that means we are related spirits, like family who is not blood family. I told Mamaw this and she said, 'Sometimes that's the best family of all.” 

Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi

Autofocus
by Lauren Gibaldi

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Series: no
Published: June 14th 2016
Rating: on a journey

“I look at him, and he leans forward, touching my arm. "I think it's up to you, to be who you want.” 

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock 

Just Friends
by Tiffany Pitcock 

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Series: no
Published: August 1st 2017
Rating: Meh. Maybe I just don't like romance?

“Screw Robert Frost anyway, what did he know about the road less traveled? Because the road less traveled now led straight to public humiliation. The next time she had to make a choice that might affect her life forever, she was just going straight home."

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim

That Thing We Call a Heart
by Sheba Karim 

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Series: no
Published: May 9th 2017
Rating: Full review of That Thing We Call a Heart

“It's easy when you're climbing something. Don't look down, or even too far ahead. Focus on where you are in that moment.”

 Just Fucking brilliant

Just Fucking brilliant

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone 

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Series: no
Published: October 17th 2017
Rating: Full review of Dear Martin

Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’ water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight cuffs when I’ve done nothing wrong, it’s clear there’s an issue. That things aren’t as equal as folks say they are.

Godsgrave  by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave
by Jay Kristoff

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Series:(The Nevernight Chronicle #2)
Published: September 5th 2017
Rating: More stabbing and also cannon bisexualing (totally a word)

“She'd grown up inside books. No matter how dark life became, shutting out the hurt was as easy as opening a cover. A child of murdered parents and a failed rebellion, she'd still walked in the boots of scholars and warriors, queens and conquerors."

 The pictures in this edition make me happy

The pictures in this edition make me happy

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Series: no
Published: 1911
Rating: nostalgia 

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner 

Goodbye Days
by Jeff Zentner 

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Series: no
Published: March 7th 2017
Rating: sobbing but happy

“For the most part, you don't hold the people you love in your heart because they rescued you from drowning or pulled you from a burning house. Mostly you hold them in your heart because they save you, in a million quiet and perfect ways, from being alone.” 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone  by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
by Laini Taylor 

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Series: (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)
Published: September 27th 2011
Rating: Full review of Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” 

 


The Opposite of Ordinary  by Jessica Sorensen 

The Opposite of Ordinary
by Jessica Sorensen 

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Series:The Heartbreaker Society #1
Published: October 16th 2016
Rating: Side-eyeing the stupid

"I confessed my confusion to Queeny because, bitch or not, she was my best friend."

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater 

The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater 

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Series: no
Published:
Rating: Full review of The Scorpio Races

“There are moments that you'll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you think you'll remember for the rest of your life, and it's not often they turn out to be the same moment.”

 


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The Way Life Should Be
by Christina Baker Kline 

 

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Series: no
Published: July 31st 2007
Rating: yummy

“Every decision I make is determined solely by the spark and limitations of my own perspective” 

What did you read this month?

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