October 2020 wrap up and September goals

I can’t believe that it’s almost November!! 2020 is coming to an end, and I’m very excited for this year to be over. You might notice that it’s not quite the end of October, but I decided to do my wrap up post today, since I have a special halloween post coming tomorrow!

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October Wrap Up? + some of November

I have been so busy, and I’ve had to take a small, tiny, almost TWO WEEK BREAK from posting, but I am back!!!!

I didn’t really know what to call this post, so, this will have to work

My bat mitzvah was SATURDAY!!! and I have a lot of family visiting, so this has been the most busy (and amazing and awesome) weekend ever!!! I am extremely happy that it is over, and it was an amazing experience, but now I will have so much more time for blogging, which makes me very happy!!!

I am going to make this a very long post to catch up with every thing I’ve missed writing, and I will start with a review with my most recent favorite series: THE MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB!

The Mother Daughter Book Club:

This series is about… a mother daughter book club. A book club doesn’t seem like a very interesting basis for an entire series, but it actually ended up being AMAZING!!!

The first book starts when the girls are in 6th grade. The moms start talking after yoga class, and decide to start the club. The book follows four very different girls: Cassidy, who has just moved to Concord after the death of her father is very different from her ex-supermodel mother, who doesn’t want her to play hockey, worried she’ll get hurt, while hockey is the only thing Cassidy wants to do. Jess and Emma are best friends. Emma loves to read and write, and was very close to Megan in elementary school, but now Megan is part of the ‘Fab Four’, a group that is not very nice to Emma or Jess. Jess’s family owns Half Moon farm, but her mother left to star on a soap opera, and isn’t around. Jess loves animals, but is teased about it, getting called Goat Girl.

The mother daughter book club starts as something that none of the girls are very excited about, but they end up having many amazing adventures. In a later book, *spoiler alert* they get to go visit their pen pals in WYOMING!!! They go on so many cool adventures and are so close, its so fun to read!

I was so sad when I finished the 7th book, but I already want to reread all of them!!! I totally suggest this series if you’re fans of The Penderwicks, which is also a super amazing series about four sisters, but I’m going to move on now…

Top Two Tuesday: Books That looked so creepy I didn’t read them

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I’m really behind right now, but this prompt seemed really fun, so I thought that even if it was only two books, I should still do it. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. How it works is each week there’s a topic, and you make lists of books that fit that topic! This week’s topic a halloween freebie, so I decided to go with books that have looked so creepy I didn’t read them.

1 Frozen Charlotte, by Alex Bell

A bunch of my friends read this, but it looked super creepy, and because I don’t like creepy books, I decided not to read it.

2 Doll Bones, by Holly Black

This one looked really good, but again, it just seemed to creepy for me!

I decided not to do last weeks, but this next one looks fun…

Even though I haven’t posted that much in the last two weeks, I read a lot of books in the past month, and I’ll do my best to list as many as I can…

  • The Mother Daughter Book Club, by Heather Vogel Frederick (all seven!) is my favorite series/book I’ve read all month. My review is in this post as well, but I’m going to say it again: Heather Vogel Frederick is an amazing author, and these books are so good!!!!

So I decided that it is going to be too much work to list all of the books, so here are the covers. This is (I think) most of the books I read, but some might have been from September, and I’m probably leaving a few out…

I am really behind on reviews though, so my goal for November is that I’m going to try to write at least a paragraph on every book I read. I’ll see how that works…

Last of all, my review for The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

Honestly, I wasn’t very excited about this book. I’m not exactly a fan of ‘fairy tale endings’. I mean come on… the princess is does something really dumb (ex. gives away her voice, takes a poison apple from a stranger) and a prince comes along and is like ‘oh that girl is pretty. I should kiss her. Oh! I saved her life. Let’s get married!’ Fairy tales don’t often stray much off that path. Even when there’s no prince, the girl is usually pretty stupid. (ex. ‘Oh look! It’s a wolf! I should talk to that wolf! I will do all the things my mother warned me not to do over and over! I can’t tell my grandma apart from a wolf!’ and so on…)

The School for Good and Evil surprised me. The book is about two girls, Sophie and Agatha. They are from the village Gavaldon. They know that every year, the nicest and the meanest children are kidnapped and taken away to star in fairy tales. Unlike most kids, they want to go. However, the school turned out to be very different than they’d imagined.

This book has so many amazing plot twists, and I definitely suggest it. The one thing the two girls show is that you don’t need any princes in a happily ever after. This is an OBOB book (my post on OBOB is coming later!) so I’m not reading the rest of the series YET, but I really want to, and I definitely will!

Soooo, that ends my everything post, and I’ll be writing much much more, so happy writing, and…

Happy Reading!