Fall Wrap-Up


Hi, lovelies! I’m Marta and I’m back with my fall wrap-up, which should have gone up a long time ago, but I’ve been lazy and in a blogging slump. I’ve promised you that I’ll do a seasonal wrap-up from now on and I’m trying to keep my promise intact. I’ve read a total of 18 books in the previous months, September hasn’t been the best for me, but I’ve went back to my habits of reading 6-7 books per month during October and November. I’m still a bit behind with my Goodreads challenge, but I’m sure my winter break will help me complete it.

Keep your fingers crossed for me! And with this in mind, let’s get into the actual wrap-up!




29569206#1. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott – ★★★★★

I’ve adored this book, it was glorious and something I’ve never read before. It’s focused on two female scientists, it’s got a twisted friendship and lots of secrets. You’ll want to read it.

You can also find my full review here.

In my opinion, it’s totally going to ruin you in the best ways possible.


36639897#2. Outrun The Wind by Elizabeth Tammi – ★★★★☆

This one is a mythology retelling of the Atalanta myth, I really liked it overall. It was quite slow-paced, but I adore the fact that it’s a f/f ya mythology retelling focusing on one of the most underrated heroes in the whole Greek mythology universe.

You can find a mini review of this book here.



61IV5Y1nfkL#3. The Land of Stone Flowers by Sveta Dorosheva – ★★★★☆

This one was incredible, it’s probably the most beautiful book I own and one of the most original as well. It’s about a reversed fairy-tale where humans are the mythical creatures and fairies, dwarves and even trolls are writing stories about them.

You can find my full review here



#4. soft in the middle by Shelby Eileen


This one was a poetry collection focused on body positivity and while I liked some poems and the subject was something I could identify with, it was just alright. It needed a bit more to be a four stars/five stars read.

I think I needed more emotion or something among these lines.


41715227#5. Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid


I recommend this one to absolutely everyone who’s looking for a short and fast read. The plot is kind of predictable, but the writing is absolutely breath-taking. Reid did it once again and I think she’s officially one of my favourite authors.

You can find my full review here. 




#6. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw


This was one was super atmospheric and absolutely perfect for October. It has magic, witches, a town that feels a lot like a modern Salem. I’m still thinking about this book because even though it was a bit predictable, it was probably one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read this autumn.

You can find my mini review of this one here




#7. Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism by Various


Apparently autumn wasn’t a good season for poetry, in my case. I had a hard time connecting to this, probably because the poem styles were very different to what I’m used to. I’m not sure, it was just hard to follow at times.



#8. The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Savita Kalhan


This book broke me in the worst kind of way. It was raw, important and I would recommend it to anyone who wouldn’t be bothered by the triggers (I included them in my full review, you should check them out if you’re interested in reading the book).  It’s also very diverse and just go and read it!

You can find my full review of the book here


17333223#9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


I don’t want to point fingers at anyone but myself for not being able to read as many books as I wanted this year. But if I were pointing fingers, The Goldfinch would totally have to take the blame. I’m saying this because it took me so long to finish it and it was quite tedious and put me in multiple reading slumps.  This is perfect for people who enjoy character studies and don’t mind long descriptions/character’s introspection taking up all the space. That’s not me, though.



#10. You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

I keep telling myself that I’ll write a review for this one, but it never happens. I HAVE TO, though. Because I need you all to read it and love it as much as I did, so I’ll try to convince you with my thoughts (hopefully).

It was absolutely glorious, it felt like a love letter to all the perfectionists out there. It was very painful to read it since it was soo relatable.



#11. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel


This is probably the only audiobook I’ve ever finished and I enjoyed it so much! If you’re looking into audiobooks and are a newbie like me, you should try this one. It’s fast, it’s told through interviews and diary entries, it keeps you on the edge.

It surprised me a lot since I’m not a huge fan of Sci-fi, but this one was perfect! Can’t wait to read the second one!



#12. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman


Alice Oseman made my year better, really. She’s brilliant and so talented, she’s slowly becoming one of my favourite authors and I want to read her other books soon. I still have Solitaire and Heartstopper to read, tell me what you thought of them if you’ve read them! This one was very real and I’ll always love how most relationships in her books are platonic. YAY.

You can find my full review here





36300625#13. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne


This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, I adored The Hating Game, gave it five out of five stars, but this one was a bit disappointing. I didn’t like the relationship very much, it was full of jealousy and ownership and just things I don’t like in romance.


41427834#14. What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucile de Pesloüan, Genevieve Darling – ★★★★

I enjoyed reading this book as it had a great message, sadly it was quite short.
Even so, I adored how statistics were included in this book, statistics that were meant to show how much we still need feminism. The book was very diverse and I loved the way the authors were very aware of their privilege and the limits they had on telling some stories.


#15. What Would Boudicca Do? by Elizabeth Foley, B. Coates


Absolutely amazing and inspirational. I’ll write a review of this one sooner than later. It has some incredible women that could be great role models for all of us. I adored how the authors coupled different women from history with actual issues and showed us how they solved those issues. LOVED IT.



#16. Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav


I actually really liked this one, Leav’s books had been disappointing me lately, but this one was definitely good. Some amazing poems and the overall feeling of it was hopeful, almost made me want to fall in love.


31931943#17. This Is How It Happened by Paula Stokes


I wish I had more free time while I was reading this because it made my reading experience less enjoyable. It was a great book, one from which you could learn a lot. Some plots felt a bit unnecessary to me, I could do without them, really. But I liked Genevieve, she was a great character and definitely could identify with her.

I’d love to thank Marie for giving me this book through her giveaway. So happy that I’ve got to read it!


38532225#18. The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory


I ended this month on a random note, reading something totally out of my comfort zone because I’ve read about it on a bookish article and thought I might enjoy it since it sounded very similar to The Royals (the tv show), which I miss greatly.

But in the end, it was a big disappointment. It wasn’t even a guilty pleasure.



What’s your favourite book that you’ve read this fall?

Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, did you enjoy them?


21 thoughts on “Fall Wrap-Up

    • Marta says:

      You Asked for Perfect is amazing and I’d totally recommend it! ❤
      Though I understand not having time for a certain book since my TBR is also very looong and I've been putting off lots of popular books because of it.

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    • Marta says:

      It was absolutely perfect!!! 💗 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Radio Silence was amazing, I took so long to read it because I didn’t think any book could live to my expectations after I Was Born For This ❤
      Thank you so much!


  1. Marie says:

    I’m so happy you liked You Asked For Perfect and Radio Silence! Can’t wait to read the first, loved the second SO much ❤ I'm so glad you read Paula Stokes' book and enjoyed it, yay!! It was such a good book, I loved it so very much 🙂

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    • Marta says:

      I can’t wait for you to read You Asked for Perfect as well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did ❤ Because the characters are very loveable and the family dynamics are perfect, you'll love this side of the story for sure.
      I want to read more books written by Paula Stokes since I really loved her writing. Have you read anything else by her? ❤

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    • Marta says:

      Thank you so much, Caro! ❤
      I hope you love them both as much as I did, Radio Silence was as good as I Was Born for This for me, even though I had serious doubts about it. I don't know Alice Oseman can manage to write such great books *heart eyes*

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  2. emmareadstoomuch says:

    ooh i’m so worried about 99 Percent Mine. i’ve been anticipating it so much for so long that it just seems like there’s…no way it could live up to the hype i’ve created. fingers crossed! good luck finishing your reading challenge 🙂 have a great holiday and rest of the year!!

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    • Marta says:

      I hope you enjoy it so much more than I did, I know my opinion is a bit unpopular since lots of people loved 99 Percent Mine. So, I hope you’re on that side as well ❤
      Thank you very much and the same goes to you, happy holidays! ❤

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    • Marta says:

      Radio Silence was absolutely perfect, I adored it ❤
      The Girl in the Broken Mirror is so underrated, I hope more people will read it and talk about it because it deserves more recognition ❤

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  3. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I’m really glad to see you enjoyed You Asked for Perfect, Marta. After discovering that on someone’s most anticipated 2019 releases post I’ve added it to my TBR list and can’t wait to get my hands on it (I’m a bit of a perfectionist as well so it sounds like my kind of book!)
    You’ve got through so many books, hopefully there’ll be plenty more amazing reads to come next year for you as well. 🙂 ❤

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    • Marta says:

      I hope you adore You Asked for Perfect as much as I did, it was exceptional and I can’t wait to read more books from Laura Silverman ❤
      It's perfect for us, though it might hit a bit too close to home at some point since I could almost feel the main character's stress coming from the need to perform well in academics.
      Thank you very much! ❤ I wish you the same, Beth! Happy holidays! ❤

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