monthly recap

Monthly Recap : October ’20

We’ve officially entered the rainy season in my part of the world, but instead of getting colder, it keep getting hotter and hotter. Usually I didn’t mind it as much since I spend most of my time at uni, where I’m at air-conditioned rooms almost all time. But now that I’m at home, it feels more unbearable. I can’t even take a good ol’ nap during the day anymore. On the positive side, this means more time doing productive things.

In general, my October was much better than the previous months. I’m still doing my thesis most of the time, but the progress was much better so I didn’t have many breakdowns. I was also able to relax more and do other things. Also, I went out to the mall for the first time since March! It wasn’t really for fun since I have to do something there, but it’s still nice to go somewhere other than the grocery store.

For the first time in forever, I decided to watch horror movies/tv series by myself. Said tv series is none other than The Haunting of Bly Manor, and surprisingly, I’m not that afraid and I loved it. If you’re also afraid of horror-related things but you’re curious about Bly Manor like me, I definitely recommend it! It’s basically a sob story with a dash of ghosts. Beside that, I also watched Julie & The Phantoms. It’s about a girl forming a band with ghosts (wow, ghost again?), but this one is not scary at all. The whole series remind me of old Disney shows like Camp Rock and Hannah Montana, so it’s fun and made me feel nostalgic.

For k-dramas, this month I finished Mr. Sunshine, which is SO good and I think will end up being my favorite k-drama I watched this year. I also started Dr. Romantic season 2 (my fave medical k-drama), Rooftop Prince (this one is so funny!), and Start-Up (second-lead syndrome hits me hard in this, y’all), and all of them are pretty good so far.

Review :
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab (ARC) – 5 stars
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (ARC) – 3.5 stars

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This month, I manage to read 9 books! I didn’t expect to read this many since I’m still busy, but apparently my reading mood kicked in. Anyway, here’s what I read in October:



Jade City by Fonda Lee – 4.5 stars
First & Then by Emma Mills – 5 stars (re-read)
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang – 5 stars
Lucky Caller by Emma Mills – 3 stars
Layoverland by Gabby Noone – 3.5 stars
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – 3.5 stars
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – 4 stars
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee – 4 stars
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 2.5 stars

As expected, my favorite reads from this month is The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang, followed closely by First & Then and Jade City. My least favorite read is sadly, Daisy Jones & The Six. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but Daisy Jones was pretty boring for me, so I didn’t enjoy it as much.

How’s your October? Did you do anything fun? How many books did you read this month?

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17 thoughts on “Monthly Recap : October ’20

  1. i read 13 books last month and found some of my new 2020 favorites: legendborn and grown. i celebrated my sister’s birthday last month and this first quarter of school went pretty well, except my worst grade is in ap psych but it’s ok because my teacher is really nice and helpful.


  2. It seems like you had a great October! I’m glad you find more time to relax and enjoying most of your reads 🙂 I also went to the mall for the first time last month after months of going nowhere, it was refreshing and reminded me how much I miss going out 🥺


  3. what a great october (: it seems like you and i had more time to read and relax! i’ve heard so much about daisy jones & and the six i should probably read it soon!!


  4. October was a month for me mostly because of my college applications being due on November 1, but I still managed to read 7 books which was pretty good for me. I’ve been seeing Kingdom of the Wicked everywhere and I really want to pick it up soon. Great wrap up!


  5. It seems like you had a great month!! The Dragon Republic and I’ll Be The One are really good books!! (and I’m glad to know you’ve loved Addie LaRue, I was a bit afraid because of the hype, but even tho I didn’t like Henry’s chapters that much, everything else was beautiful) I’ve been considering watching Bly Manor! I hate horror things, and I’m easily scared, but I’ve heard it’s not that bad, so I’m tempted. And I really wanna check out Julie & the Phamtons, but I’m sooooo behind all the shows I’m watching hahah (I’ve been rewatching some favourites) I hope you’re having a great November ❤


  6. Welp tis only my fault for being late so I hope you’re having a wonderful November Tiffany!! I hope your thesis is going well! And yay for reading so many books! ah I CANNOT WAIT to read Addie. And also the Jade City series (?) sounds so amazing. Sending love <3<3


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