Can you believe it’s already November? What is happening? Where is this year going? Crisis moment aside, it’s time for me to talk about the books I managed to read in October! I read 5 books which isn’t bad, but not great either. I just feel like there’s so much to do and so many people to meet up with that I haven’t really had much time to read. Here are the books I managed to finish!
The Humans by Matt Haig – 5 stars
While I was in Jeju on my solo trip, I ended up getting stuck inside for 2 days because of a typhoon. The hostel I was staying at only had a few English books in their library, one of which was The Humans. I recognized it because I watch April from Aprilius Maximus’ videos, and she loves Matt Haig’s books. I ended up really loving it! It’s about an alien who has been sent to Earth to make sure a mathematician’s revelation never sees the light. He’s tasked with killing everyone who knows about the discovery, and getting rid of the evidence. It’s incredibly interesting to read about humanity through the eyes of a different species trying to blend in.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – 4 stars
My first ever Gillian Flynn book! I never read Gone Girl, because I had already seen the movie and thus knew what the twist at the end of the book was. I saw that Dark Places was on sale on Bookdepository when I was pre-ordering a book so I decided to add it to my order. I quite liked this book. It was really dark and quite unsettling. This is the story of Libby, whose entire family was murdered by her brother when she was only seven years old. Her mother, her sisters… Gone. Libby needs money, and comes across a group of people who are obsessed with killers and claim her brother is innocent. Is he?
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon – 3.5 stars
I was really looking forward to this book because I had seen it described as Sons of Anarchy with female leads, as well as “a book about female friendship”. To be honest, I was a tad disappointed after finishing it. It was an interesting read about two young women who find themselves in tough situations, and how they taught themselves (and each other) to get out of them. However, I didn’t find their friendship to be very healthy, or really a friendship at all.
Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan – 4 stars
I finished the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy! I really enjoyed this series. While it’s not without its problems, I find the books funny, captivating, and addictive. I can’t really say much about this book because I don’t want to spoil the previous two, but it’s safe to say that you learn more about Nick’s grandmother, Su Yi, in this book. I wish there was a book about her entire life because she’s so fascinating!
Black Butler Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso – 4 stars
This is one of the first times I’ve ever read manga. I think I read a volume of Death Note before, but that was quite a while ago. A few months ago, I really wanted to get into the world of manga and anime. So I decided to buy some volumes secondhand. I finally received them, and gave it a try. I start with Black Butler, one of the most popular manga series (the anime is very popular too). I ended up really enjoying it! I’ll definitely buy some of the next volumes so I can continue the series.
That’s everything I managed to read in October! Have you read any of these books? What did you read in October?