November 2022's Early Wrap-Up

I know it's still a little early to call it a month, but let's face the undeniable reality: there's no more weekend left in November and you know how things go in the office. I think it's better to voluntarily give up my right to finish another book this month and just put my wrap-up in here for you to judge. A hint: it's been quite a good reading month.

Set in 1888’s London, Stalking Jack the Ripper follows the story of a seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth who likes to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine with her Uncle Jonathan more than going to the balls and tea parties with girls her own age. When her little secret in her Uncle's laboratory drags her to an actual murder investigation, Audrey finds herself wary of finding out about the notorious Jack the Ripper. With her rival in class, the smart-ass Thomas Cresswell, the two dive into the deepest nights of London to discover the grotesque truth.

Overall, Stalking Jack the Ripper was quite an interesting book. I'd say it would be a good choice for a quick, horror read on the weekend. The characters were not actually that easy to like and plot-wise there was still so much room for development, but I couldn't deny that I enjoyed reading this book quite greatly.

Following the story of two best friends named Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega in Wilnick, a dilapidated space station at the end of the galaxy, this book is filled with an exciting science adventure about the loss of a cute three-headed kitten that Sanity has created illegally as her secret science project and their attempt in saving all the lives in the station.

Mischievous and adorablethose were the exact adjectives that I would use to describe this book. For starters, it was a perfect bedtime reading. Sanity & Tallulah was light, fun, and easy to follow. It reminded me of an imaginary adventure that almost every kid had once wanted in their life: troublesome but exciting. I would definitely recommend Sanity & Tallulah to fellow middle-grade and graphic book lovers. It's a quick, fun read that will send you to sleep through an imaginary rocket and an exciting out-of-space adventure.

Following the story of Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, two nemeses working face to face on the tenth floor of B&G Publishing Company, The Hating Game is a workplace enemies-to-lovers book that will curl your toes along the way. Their cubicles are their warzone. Winning the battle and making the other party annoyed are their aims. So when a new promotion is free for anyone to grab, Lucy and Josh surely don't miss their chance. But when the tension has started to change direction, Lucy finds out that maybe she doesn't really hate... Josh.

If I recall correctly, this was my second time rereading The Hating Game, meaning I had read this thick book three times already. While I was more focused on the romance part throughout the length of my first two reads, this more recent experience made me more aware of the other aspects. Like how lonely it was for Lucy to live in a big city with no friends, how hard it was for Josh to live in the shadow of his own successful brother, what a gentleman Josh had been for respecting Lucy's boundaries, and even how sometimes we threw away the Dannies in our life thinking that we had found our own Josh.