Hello friends! I’m sorry for my very brief disappearance from regular posting lately. Things have been SO busy in my non-reading world, and I expect now until the end of October is going to be the busiest month of my year!
Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time today, so this post will be more brief than my usual recaps. So, let’s dive right into it – today, I’ll talk about the books I’ve read this month, my thoughts, and some of my art goals for the next few months. Nothing too fancy today, but I hope you enjoy this post.
Books I read this month (and my thoughts in a few words)
1. Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee – a fantastic story; I loved Bells so much
2. It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura – an unexpected favourite; a messy book with messy characters
3. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn – a fun and hilarious book with Asian superheroes!
4. A Step From Heaven by An Na – an important story about immigrating and family violence
5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – took awhile to grow on me, but grow on me it did
6. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – a delightful book filled with love, fandom, and geekery
7. The Garden of Words by Midori Motohashi – ahhh… I liked the movie way better
8. They Both Died In The End by Adam Silvera – objectively: fantastic; subjectively: it was okay
9. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – a disappointing beginning with a fantastic ending
Reviews and posts this month
REVIEW: I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – A fun story perfect for fans of K-Pop, wild adventures, and ridiculous shenanigans.
WHAT I’M READING: The good kind of messy, and rare glimpses of destiny – I shared what I’m reading; the title says it all!
DEAR COLLEGE-BOUND KIDS: On Studying and Assignments – I share with you all the knowledge and wisdom (or, hopefully wisdom!) on tackling those pesky assignments and developing good studying habits.
REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – A finale that fans of the Lara Jean series deserved; I absolutely loved this one.
REVIEW: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – A book I read and reviewed last year; from what I remember, a great book with a brilliant unlikeable protagonist.
BOOK RECS: Books For Your Discoursing Heart – Do you love books about tackle social issues and political problems? This book recommendations list is just for you!
REVIEW: The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu – If you love Asian SFF and mythology, The Paper Menagerie is a must-read. I adored this short story collection.
REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown – Red Rising was good, but Golden Son was even better. This was an amazing sequel and will not disappoint!
Goals from now until the end of the year:
Finally finally open my Society6 shop!
- I’ll be redoing the corgis (since I think I’ve improved a bit since then!)
- Will be drawing some motivational pugs as well!
- (I won’t be selling my fanart on Society6 and I’ve written why here.)
Finish the following projects that I started but never finished:
- Zhou from Want
- My body-positivity drawing
- Re-do my Under A Painted Sky drawing!
Art project ideas:
- Taylor from Queens of Geek
- Genie Lo and Quentin from The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (maybe)
- Sierra from Shadowshaper
- Six of Crows cast – but as high school cliches
- Natasha and Daniel from The Sun Is Also A Star
- The Song Sisters from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Cute animal comic strips!!
Redo my psot banner (yes! I know it’s only 4 months old but I hate it already and I know I can do a better one)
Open commissions sometime around mid-November! (Pricing and availability TBC.)
What you can expect on the blog next month:
- I’ll be depending a lot on my queue this month because my research is due in mid-October as well as two big research proposals!
- My review of Not Your Villain
- An interview with the wonderful and brilliant C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain
- My first ‘Yay! New Book Releases’ post
- My Books Recs theme for October will be ‘Books To Read After Latinx Heritage Month’.
I’m sorry for the very short post today, friends. I can’t wait for my research to be over so I can get back and invested into my blog again, and also draw more art! I hope you all had a lovely September, and will have a wonderful October.
So friends, tell me…
- So, how was your September? Did you read any good books? Tell me all about them!
- What was a book that you really enjoyed and read in September?
- What’s going on in your life? Anything exciting? Anything not so exciting? I’d love to hear anything you’re willing to share.