I’m back with another monthly wrap up! I’ve finally started reading again, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco // ★★★★ // This was a re-read for me. I read this for the first time in 2016, before its release, and absolutely loved it. When I got my pre-order of the sequel, I knew I had to re-read this one first because there was so much I’d forgotten. I still adored it the second time around -and it actually helped get me out of my months-long reading slump.
The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco // ★★★★★ // After re-reading the first book, I was ready for the sequel. I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint at all! Rin Chupeco mentioned that The Heart Forger is about loving someone despite their flaws and disagreements – about how living separate lives does not mean the lessening of bonds. What an accurate and wonderful summation of this book.
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller // ★★★★ // I read this one for work, to be honest. It’s a very interesting read though! I’d highly recommend it.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo // ★★★ // I’m sad to say I was a bit disappointed by this. Yes, I knew going in to it that it was based on K-dramas and romance and that those tend to be a bit cliché and over the top. No hate here though, because I love K-dramas!! I wasn’t prepared though for the absolutely ridiculous levels the MC went to. Honestly, she was a danger to humanity. Yes, it was cute and fluffy too. Yes, I loved learning more about her Korean-American background. Yes, I adored her dad. But that wasn’t enough to make up for the fact that she did seriously dangerous things without them having true consequences.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers // ★★★★.5 // I FINALLY READ THIS. I’ve had the first two books om my shelves for almost a year now, and I still hadn’t read them. Now that Becky Chambers will be at YALC though, I knew I had to read them. And so glad to say this didn’t disappoint. It was incredible, and it forced me to think about things I never really considered before.
Circe by Madeline Miller // ★★★★★ // The long-awaited second novel by Madeline Miller. You knew I was going to read this as soon as possible. Once again, didn’t disappoint. Did I love it as much as The Song of Achilles? No. Do I think she wrote an amazing novel about a woman who had been vilified in mythology and made you see her in a different perspective? Yes.
This has become one of my favorite sections, to be honest!
I don’t really think I need to say a lot about the podcast I’ve been listening to, Buffering the Vampire Slayer, because I’ve made an entire post about it. You can read that one here, if you’re interested.
B.A.P – Hands Up
I know that this isn’t a new song, but I’ve only recently started listening to it! I’ve actually only recently started getting into B.A.P. I’m not familiar with them yet, but I do want to dive more into the group, because I feel like they’re kind of underrated.
NCT 2018 – Black On Black
Well, no surprise there. NCT has been killing it in 2018, and this might be my favorite one yet. I know there isn’t really any singing in here, but the performance is just so good.
Eric Nam – Honestly
Eric Nam is another artist I feel is criminally underrated. He has so many amazing songs! Many of his songs always put me in a good mood, like this one.
Ten – New Heroes
Ten might be my NCT bias. Sorry, Taeyong… He’s just so talented. Not only is he an incredible singer but he’s such a talented dancer too!
EXO-CBX – Blooming Day
So many amazing songs this month! I also loved EXO-CBX’s comeback called Blooming Day. Such a fun rhythm. Again, it’s one of those songs that just puts me in a good mood.
That was my month? What did you read and/or listen to?