October has been, overall, a great month. It was my month birthday, so I had tons and tons of fun. The only problem is that my depression also wanted to be a part of the party and joined me at the end of the month to… well, it hasn’t left yet. But I’m working on it and I don’t want to let it ruin my life like it used to do, so here I am, still fighting! And that’s mostly why I still think October has been great, because I’m stronger than ever.
Anyway, here is my wrap-up for my birthday and the spookiest month, October!
Ps: THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING 500 HERE!!!!
❥ WHAT I READ
October has been a great reading month. I started it with the Gilmoreathon, so I had to read a lot. I kinda kept reading that much through the entire month and ended up reading 12 books (and listening to half of one). Here is what I read:
- Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, 4/5 stars
- Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab, 4/5 stars
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, 5/5 stars 🍁
- All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle, 4/5 stars
- Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, 4/5 stars
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, 4.5/5 stars
- Wicca by Marie Alhinho, 4/5 stars
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, 4.5/5 stars
- Dracula by Bram Stocker, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 5/5 stars (re-read, abridged version) 🍁
- The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh, 3/5 stars
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🍁
❥ WHAT I LOVED
- Beetlejuice: The musical, the musical, the musical!
At the beginning of October I fell in love with a new musical I heard a lot about on the theatre Twitter, which is Beetlejuice. I absolutely adored it and it was love at first… listening. It has some grunge vibes to it, which makes it even more perfect. Now I need to find the bootleg, and maybe to finally watch the original movie!
- Descendants, the trilogy
At the end of October I started feeling really bad when it comes to my depression and I then decided to rewatch some Disney movies. I don’t know why but I rewatched the first Descendants movie which I thought was okay when I first watched it years and years ago (well, when it came out)… and something changed in me. It brought me so much comfort (and a new crush, hi Mitch Hope) that I watched the second and third movie, and then did it again three times. I’ve been listening to the songs non-stop ever since and it truly is my best partner in those dark times.
- Going to the library
I went to the library a lot during my two weeks vacations with my friend Roxanne and we had a lot of fun. Of course we were there to study and to work, but it’s always great to do that with a buddy.
- Celebrating my birthday twice
I also happened to celebrate my birthday twice during my vacations (I was born on the 17th of October) and it was perfect. I went to drink tea with a first half of my friends and to Disneyland Paris with the other half, and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better birthday. I love them all so much!
- Going to the museum
I also went to the museum to see an exhibition about Toulouse Lautrec with one of my friends and it felt so good. I kept saying I wanted to go back to museums, and I’m glad I finally started to do it.
- Blogging and creating more
Finally I’ve been extra creative during October, probably because it was Libra season, and I loved it. I had new ideas for blog posts and bookstagram pictures every day, and it was amazing to work on all of this.
❥ CHECKING ON MY OCTOBER GOALS
In October I wanted to study and work better (which I did), to keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming (I read more than any month of 2019 and kept up with everything else), to get back to my routine (which I haven’t unfortunately), to celebrate myself (phew I really did!), and to enjoy every day (and that I did too).
❥ WHAT I WANT TO DO IN NOVEMBER
Let’s set some new goals for November! Here there are:
- Study and work better,
- Save money,
- Keep up reading, blogging and bookstagramming,
- Take better care of myself,
- Enjoy every day,
- Slowly in the Christmas spirit,
- Plan my trip to Dublin.
And that’s it! October has been a busy month but I loved it. I only need to work on my mental health now.
What about you? What have you read and loved in October?