Monthly Wrap-Up | October 2016

Hello lovely people!

October is now over! We’re a little late on our wrap-up since Trang has been quite busy with her exams in the past week. But, no worries! We’ve still managed to round up all the October awesomeness for you guys.

Hope everyone had a wonderful month with the least amount of stress or problems though! Today we revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think! 😀

Let’s get right to it then! 😉

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 12/10/16 – The Anmorian Legends by D.N. Pillay

– 18/10/16 – Napoleon’s Last Island by Thomas Keneally

– 20/10/16 – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

– 25/10/16 – The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

COMIC REVIEWS

– 10/10/16 – The Dark Knight Returns : The Last Crusade by Frank Miller

– 14/10/16 – DC Universe : Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns

BOOKISH POSTS

– 17/10/16 – The 8 Struggles of Every Bookworm

– 22/10/16 – Top Young Adult Books to Read in Your 20s

– 27/10/16 – Bookporn : Bookshelves

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PRETTYY PRETTYYY COMICSSS!! YEP YEPP!!

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff: BECAUSE IT’S JAY KRITOFF.

A Canticle for Leibowitz & THe Lefthand of Darkness : I’m reading the third book of the Foundation series right now and been looking up to read more Scifi classic books lately ! If you love Dune, these two books are must-reads.

The Raw Shark Texts: This book has been compared to Chuck Palahniuk’s work, I HAVE TO GET MY HANDS ON IT.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood : One of the best works by the Author as I remembered Lashaan showed this novel to me once. I’m now rediscovering it hehe.

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Rabit, Run by John Updike: Classic literature that is related to basket-ball (even if it might be a small thing)? I’m 100% in.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty: Absolutely controversial, absurb and sattiric novel that won the Man Booker Prize for 2016? I’m 100% in.

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab: Look at that beautiful sequel to This Savage Song. If you haven’t checked out my review of it, then you’re underestimating my excitement!

Jasper Jones: I discovered this book thanks to a bookstagrammer and its blurb + movie teaser trailer has piqued my interest! Australian literature, never been there before!

Superman: American Alien by Max Landis: This new release has made quite an impression among fans and I’m totally interested in finding out why!

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Kevin Hart: What Now? – Lashaan: Saw this movie. This stand-up comedy was HILARIOUUUUS! 😀 😀 Forget the 15 minutes sketch-movie additions at the beginning and end, and this would be pure gold entertainment!

Come And Find Me – Lashaan: Movie to come out soon. AAAARON PAULL!!!! Pretty awesome to see him everywhere on the big screen since Breaking Bad, but I feel like he has yet to find the right movie with the right directors, producers and writers for his particular talents!

Logan – Lashaan: Movie to come out soon. THE LAST WOLVERINE WITH HUGH JACKMAN. That’s… big… I’ve hated all the Wolverine movies that had come out to this date, but Logan stunned me. This looks potentially AMAZING, but I’m still going to keep my hopes low. BUT STILLLLL, AIN’T THIS TRAILER JUST AMAAAZING?

Dr Strange – AMAZING ! The graphics are absolutely stunning and  Rachel McAdams and Benedict Cumberbatch were on top of their acting. Everyone shoud go see this movie. Marvel did it again y’all !

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Trang: THE COLLAB ALL THE GIRLS BEEN WAITING FOR HAHA and Love William Singe’s Rap part 😀 ❤

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Lashaan: SO MANY AMAZING SURPRISES WERE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT OCTOBER. And because this came so early in October that it might have EASILY been drowned by awesomeness, I had to put it back up as a TOP DISCOVERY!! Can’t wait to find out if this show is going to deliver!!!

Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So what’s going on on all of your minds? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned?

Are you excited for November?

Cause we sure as hell are ! 😀

Yours truly,

LASHAAN & TRANG

18 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | October 2016

  1. Donna says:

    Bring on November!! 😀
    You guys had a fab October! I’ll go check a couple of posts I missed. I really want to read The Handmaid’s Tale but I’m banned from the library until Nov 15 😦 That is cruelty as its best. Also, I feel I’m the only one who hasn’t read anything by Schwab yet, oops!! Have a fantastic month!

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    • Transhaan says:

      Thank you so much! I used to feel like you about Schwab and her books too. Then, I got the chance to read her first YA book, and gave me a great first impression of the author. I have yet to read the books that made her quite popular though. Looking forward to those!

      As for getting banned from the library… That sounds insane. Libraries out here in Montréal, Canada, even let you stack up on fines and keep on taking out books. It’s the first time that I hear about banning in libraries. :O That library must be the only one in town and must have had serious problems with its clients to have to use such measures!

      – Lashaan

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  2. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    I laughed when I saw Feeding Hannibal. I have never stumbled upon this, but now feel like I must have it haha.

    Unfortunately, while I had a deep appreciation for The Handmaid’s Tale, it just did not sit with me the way I had hoped. But I admit, Atwood writes so very well. I am giving her another shot with Hag-Seed at the moment.

    I am very excited to see A Series of Unfortunate Events coming to Netflix. I was double excited to see some of the cast. So far, their original series seem to be on par 🙂

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    • Transhaan says:

      I’m definitely pumped for the show. I’m really curious about Neil P. Harris and how he might deliver the Count’s dose of evil. I have a hard time imagining him as a bad guy, but Netflix never seems to disappoint, and so I have hope!

      Looking forward on your thoughts on Hag-Seed too! I assume you’ve also read The Tempest? The Shakespeare story that Hag-Seed is based on? 😛

      – Lashaan

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  3. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    It sounds like you both had a great November, and you definitely got through some amazing books as well.
    I’m the same when it comes to V.E. Schwab and Our Dark Duet. I am so so excited for that book to be released, the cover and blurb are only making me more determined to get my hands on it ASAP!
    Also I saw Doctor Strange last week with my friend and it was so much better than I thought it would be. Although, and me and my friend were talking about this after the film ended, forget everything else that happens the most unrealistic part of that film was how he actually survives the car accident in the beginning!
    Great recap for October, I hope you both have a great November as well! 🙂

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