October Wrap Up // I Started a Booktube??? // SO MUCH #EXCITE

I do know I say this every month buuuut HOW IS OCTOBER ALREADY OVER??? I can’t deal with how fast time is going and this is such a stressful but awesome time of year??? Nano??? Finals??? Holiday Season??? Beautiful season??????? SO MANY MIXED EMOTIONS MAN.

So many things have happened this month?? And my reading is a mess haha (YOU’LL SEE)


This point SHOULD be straightforward??? BUT IT’S NOT??? Of course I will list the books I read with my rating, and I’ll link them to Goodreads as usual…BUT after that I will list the books that I am CURRENTLY READING* and then as a special feature the books I want to get to in November!


City of Ashes 

Song of the Current 

An Enchantment of Ravens 

Currently Reading:

BLACKHEARTS because I accidentally left it at my office at work and then I had school for a week so I couldn’t finish it??? And now we have two bank holidays (today and tomorrow) which means I won’t be able to retrieve it until Thursday. ha. ha.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I finally convinced my boyfriend to read the Harry Potter books!
Just kidding, I very kindly asked him** to let me read them out loud to him. The going is slow BUT HE’S FINALLY READING THEM. #HAPPY.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I’ll ask it now and I’ll ask it again. WHY IS THIS BOOK SO OVERSIZED. That aside, I finally decided to continue my OWN reread!

This is all such new and stressful territory because normally I never read more than one book at a time so WUT IS LYFE.

Aaaaaand lastly what I WANTED to read this month but either didn’t get to, or SIMPLY TOOK UNREASONABLY LONG TO ARRIVE***, my Very Tentative November TBR:


The Language of Thorns

The Infernal Devices

*There are more than one and I don’t know what I’m doing with my life
**BAHAHAHA in reality I nagged him until he gave in and came very short of throwing the books in his face

My haul this month seems to be accidentally large?? I only bought like one book this month haha others are from subscription boxes or have been on their way to me for a Very Long Time.


So I really only added this section for one reason???


If you do decide to watch please excuse the cringe of my first video hahaha I FELT SO AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

I no longer feel awkward so my other videos are much less painful to watch* haha.

IN ANY CASE in  case you are interested here is the cheeky little link:


OH OH. And I also got the best bookish mail of EVER???

I received October’s Flick the Wick candle box and it was EPIC. It was Harry Potter themed and it had the most amazing items so be sure to check out my unboxing which is LIVE NOWWWW on my booktube!


OF COURSE all of you know that I am once again participating in NaNoWriMo! If you are new and have no clue what that is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month which is November! Writers all around the world come together to complete the challenge of writing 50k words in the month of November!

It is Very Stressful BUT SO MUCH FUN and it feels amazing to win???

ALSO if you want you can add me as a writing buddy! I’m on there as c-esther!!

Also I just realized WHY ISN’T IT CALLED INTERNATIONAL???? Because literally the whole world participates but hey who am I to argue the little things.*

The introduction to my novel is linked above in my popular posts, and my outline is nowhere NEAR finished hahahahaha**

Pray for me.

**I am dead inside.

I have been a LITTLE absent this month with my very last finals coming up and trying to find a new job and getting my visa sorted out and trying to prep for NaNoWriMo and I need to stop thinking about everything haha because STRESS. All this means is that I haven’t seen all the wonderful posts so I may have missed some but here are the ones I DID see and loved!

So I think I really have to share the most exciting announcement of the month first???


Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books teaches us all how to be experts at winning NaNoWriMo!

Analee @ Book Snacks talks about a bookworms biggest problem: BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS.

May @ Forever and Everly talks about the negative aspects of blogging (we all have them??? WHY DO WE NEVER TALK ABOUT THEM??)

I will try to be more active in November but I think with finals and job interviews (hopefully) and NaNo I will have quite a bit on my plate. I shall do my best though because I miss seeing all your posts on the regular!

I have a love hate relationship with bookstagram at this point haha. The algorithm hits hard, and then all of a sudden it’s like it doesn’t exist?? And it feels good??? AND THEN IT HITS AGAIN AND I’M LIKE WHAT AM I DOING WRONG.

That aside, I hit 3.6k followers, which is 600 followers JUST IN OCTOBER. I cannot fathom how many people that is??? I have so much fun on bookstagram and I say this every time BUT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS THE TRUTH, but I have met so many wonderful friends on there and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

(my bookstagram link in case you hadn’t seen it yet heheheeh)

How was your October?? Do you have any exciting bookish news?? Are you participating in NaNo????


16 thoughts on “October Wrap Up // I Started a Booktube??? // SO MUCH #EXCITE

  1. I’m so glad you loved An Enchantment of Ravens! I haven’t read it yet, but heard both great and bad things about it all…I’m really curious to get to it sometimes and see how I enjoy it 🙂
    YAY FOR HARRY POTTER READING, even if you’re the one reading out loud, at least…Well, everyone needs to experience the harry potter world once, right?!
    I’m eager to hear your thoughts on Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, I have read the book and it was a bit unexpected, but mostly, realy, really good as well 🙂
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing my post, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, thank you!! <3 Best of luck for NaNo, you can do this!! <3 <3 <3
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    1. I am so relieved I loved it because I was a little nervous because of the hype. Now I’m just adding to it haha! I hope you enjoy it!

      AND YAS I’M SO HAPPY I’M FINALLY CONTINUING MY REREAD!! Haha I don’t mind reading it out loud, but my boyfriend still isn’t that into it. We are only 5 chapters in though :,)

      I don’t know when I’ll get to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns but I am hoping before the year is out!
      Ahh you are so welcome!

  2. Great post, and it seems like you had a great month as well! 😀 I cheered a little when I saw your photos of Godsgrave, because yay it’s finally arrived. Now I just have to hope you love the book enough that the wait for it was worth it because wow it seemed like you were waiting a long time.
    I am also very excited to hear what you think of The Infernal Devices books, I read them this month and loved them even more than The Mortal Instruments series. 😀
    Good luck with NaNoWriMo. Also you’re right it should be international, but I guess InNaWriMo wouldn’t have the same ring to it that NaNoWriMo does. I’ll definitely be adding you as a reading buddy when I’m next on the NaNo website later tonight. Bring on November 1st right?
    Again great post. 🙂 <3

    1. I can’t complain haha it was a pretty good month!! And omg I was sooo happy when Godsgrave finally showed up!! I am sure I’ll love the book though, Jay Kristoff has never let me down!
      Ahh I’m so excited to read TID I just know I’m going to love them!
      Thank you haha I’m going to need all the luck I can get with finals going on :,)
      I’ll keep a lookout for your invite!! And yay it’s already November 2nd and I think it started out pretty well!

      1. I’m like 100% positive Kristoff won’t let you down with Godsgrave either, and oh I can pretty much imagine how excited you were considering how long you’ve been waiting for it. 😀
        That’s all right. I have added you as a buddy, not sure it would have sent an invite. And I hope it continues to go pretty well for you too. 🙂
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  3. Aldkksldkslals A BOOKTUBE CHANNEL!!! I’ll definitely check it out and follow along. (YOU’RE SO PRETTY ALDKAKDLS.) And yay for getting 600 bookstagram followers! You totally deserve it, your pictures are beautiful. 😍 Ooh I’ll be sure to add you on NaNo when I can, and hahha my outline failed too!! We’ll survive together. Hopefully. 😭
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    1. Haha omg I’m so scared of my channel I’m still so new and aoiwejfoijwei I’m trying to be confident about it!
      Thank you!! I’m so happy with the way my account is going 😀
      Definitely do add me!! Haha yay for failing at outlining hahaha we can do it!!

  4. OMG YOU HAVE A BOOKTUBERS CHANNEL THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!! I’ll check it out after I finish writing this comment :’) and I’m so excited and nervous about NaNo omg like I’m motivated because everyone is talking about it right now and it’s so fun but we’ll see where that motivation is when it comes to my second week of writing XD AND OMG SO MANY GREAT BOOKS. I REALLY WANT TO READ WILD BEAUTY AND FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS SO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THEM <333

    1. Ahhhh I’m always so nervous when people tell me they will check it out hahaha yay!
      I’m sure you will rock NaNo!! We will slay together! It is definitely so much fun that everyone is talking about it, because I feel like otherwise no one is really talking about writing all that much and it’s such a huge part of my life!
      I am hoping to get to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Wild Beauty in December so I’ll try to upload reviews!!

  5. Ahh it sounds like the month of October was definitely a good ones for you Esther! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your reads this month! One of my friends started reading Scythe a while ago and said it was good but still hasn’t finished it 😑I’m adding that and An Enchantment of Ravens to my list though! And YAY for starting a BookTube!! I’ll have to check it! And I LOVED the HP FTW box it brought me allll the joy! I can’t wait to take pics with all the goodies!!

    1. It wasn’t shabby at all I have to say, I am quite impressed with myself! OOPS haha yeah Scythe is good! It’s not totally my genre, it’s kind of like a utopian dystopian??? BUT SHIT GOES DOWN MAN. And I have a feeling the second book will be epic.
      OMG My book tube is tanking haha because I haven’t filmed a video in over a week. But after my finals I’m going to get on top of it! Leave it to me to bite off more than I can chew!!
      I totally went to town taking pictures of Angeline’s box. I swear she’s a wizard!

    1. Hahaha I WISH he was reading them to me! But it’s especially difficult for him because I am reading them in English and it’s not his first language haha.
      You haven’t heard of my BookTube haha because it’s tiny and new and no one knows about it hehehe
      AWWWW thank you!! I did paint it myself actually XD You are so sweet!

    1. HAHAH My channel is suffering at the moment since I have my finals on Wednesday but after that I’ll be back to posting in full force!!

      *hides* I was so bored by Blackhearts, it took me an absurdly long time to finish it. I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone and I’m glad I did but historical fiction still isn’t for me haha
      AND AHHH thank you I’m so happy with where my bookstagram is going!

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