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Hello Hello! How are you all doing?
I was hoping that my holiday was going to go by slowly so I could get a lot of things done and relax a little bit too, but it seems to be going even faster than when I’m not on holiday!
Noly and I had a bit of a breakthrough, we wanted a lovely, cosy type theme for November and we found the perfect one! But first, I need to talk a little bit about what I’ve been reading in October, and spoiler warning, we haven’t finished anything yet.
As October is the ultimate fall/spooky/Halloween-y month of the year, we wanted to embrace it and we decided to go with #AtmosphericOctober as our theme for this month, you can read my post about it here.
Noly and I have been making our way not through one, but two books this month! First, we decided to go with The Raven Boys (#1 The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater and let me tell you, it was the perfect pick!
We are really, really enjoying it so far, it’s verging on the spooky right now, but it has an amazing dark and autumnal atmosphere! We were actually able to read quite a lot of it over the weekend, so I am hoping we can get it done before the end of the month!
We are also reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! We had seen this book all over social media and as it is a horror and it looks spooky, we thought it would be a great pick. For some reason, I am totally getting Dracula vibes from it, we haven’t gotten that far into it because we’ve been so busy, but I think we might be able to finish it soon!
I think you’re all going to get bored of my failed wrap-ups every month, sorry! Our problem is that we want to read too many things all at once and don’t factor in the adult-life-thing next to it, it really is annoying sometimes, right?
So, as I said further up, we had a breakthrough for the November theme, we really fancied something cosy and fun and nice, so we went for #NostlagicNovember as the theme for next month! And since we have been meaning to reread one of our favourite series, we decided that the November BOTM(s) would be the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas. We loved this series when we read it the first time around, and I’m so excited to finally read it and discuss it with Noly!
Now, I said the series, but you know us, so we might only be able to read A Court of Thorns a and Roses (book 1) but if we do manage more, then I think that’s great, but I won’t get my hopes up aha!
A Court of Thorns and Roses (#1 ACOTAR) by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
But if ACOTAR is not your thing, there are literally hundreds of other books you can choose from! As long as it is hyped currently, or has been hyped in the past, then it works, and make sure to pick a book that is a personal favourite, a friend’s personal favourite, a book recommended because of nostalgic vibes.
I thought I would add some ideas to this post to give you some inspiration or help you pick something to read for #NostlagicNovember: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, for some more recent hyped books. Or if you’re more of a classics fan, why not try Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens or Dracula by Bram Stoker!
Let us know what you pick, either in the comments here or in the comments of the pinned tweet on the Hype-A-Thon Readathon account on Twitter!
As always, you know that other than the BOTM we don’t have any mandatory books to read, this readathon is a really laid back one intended to help you get through all those hyped books. You can read the BOTM with us and chat with us about it using the hashtags #NostalgicNovember and #hypeathonreadathon.
You can read as many or as few books as you want for this readathon, as long as it has some kind of nostalgic feeling for you, a friend, a family member, and it has been hyped in the past or is still hyped. Don’t forget to give us updates throughout the month!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, I am so excited for November and rediscovering one of my favourite books! I hope you will join our little readathon over on Twitter.
See you soon, stay safe,