September 2017 Reading Wrap Up

I didn’t think it would be but September was a good reading month. Here’s what I read:

  1. And Again by Jessica Chiarella
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
  3. Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  6. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. Read my review.
  7. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Read my review.
  9. Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I read a total of 2,372 pages! What did you read in September?

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My October Bullet Journal Set Up

Since my last bullet journal post, I’ve changed my journaling set up a bit. I used to have regular journaling, art collaging and bullet journaling all in one book. But once that journal finished, I decided to go back to having my bullet journal in a notebook by itself. I use a Moleskine Cahier notebook with graph pages and I love it.

My second love is journaling and not just bullet journaling but writing about my life and art collages as well. For now, I’d like to show setup set up for October. I love the minimalist and simple concepts that Ryder Carroll originally had so my setup very closely resembles his.

Do you bullet journal?

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Brooklyn Book Review

Brooklyn is a historical fiction novel about an Irish girl named Eilis who travels to America and settles in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a simple, well thought out, well-written and slow-burning novel. Eilis was a weak protagonist I thought but that made her more relate-able to me. But it was frustrating reading sometimes because, even though she knew what she wanted, she never expresses it to the people around her. There is no real plot like a rising action, climax, and resolution, just her life with significant and sometimes not so significant events sprinkled in throughout. This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the book. I actually like books like that and I enjoyed reading this. If you like reading books like that, I would recommend Brooklyn.

Have you read Brooklyn? If so, how’d you like it?

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Top 5 Books To Read To Get Over A Reading Slump

Sometimes you just can’t get into the book you’re reading. Sometimes you’re just bored and uninterested in your TBR. Trust me, I’ve been in the same boat where I just did not feel like reading. Here are 5 books that are great for getting over a reading slump that has worked for me.

Maybe Someday by Coleen Hoover

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – The perfect book to get over a reading slump. Read my review on it.

The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – I read this in one sitting. Very well written and one of my favorite books.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – A YA contemporary that keeps you turning pages. Plus, a lot of the pages have images so it goes by really fast.

Saga Vol. 1 By Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Graphic novels and comic books are great to get over slumps since they are usually quick reads and the pictures make it fun. Love this series. Keep in mind that it is mature content.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – I like children’s books because they are simple and easy to follow, perfect for when you’re just not that into reading anything else. This is one of my favorite children’s books.

What books have gotten you out of reading slumps?

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