BookTube Video: October Recap Where I Rave About ILLUMINAE

November 8, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Monthly Recap, Videos

So I’m back from my short break! I had a great time on a road trip through the Great Ocean Road, we drove 500 km and saw the Twelve Apostles, had awesome food and beautiful scenery during the drive. We also went to PAX Australia, which is a massive gaming convention.

My latest booktube video recaps what happened during the month, and provides short reviews on the books I read during the month. I rave about Illuminae and talk about my disappointment with Firewalker. Check out the video below (Yes you can laugh – I’m all about the cheese)!

Books I read this month

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – 5 stars (Review)
Addicted After All by Krista and Becca Ritchie – 4.5 stars
Black Iris by Leah Reader – 4.5 stars (Review)
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – 4 stars (Review)
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini – 3 stars (Review)
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead – 2 stars (Review)

October Book Haul


How was your September? Tell me in the comments below!

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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27 responses to “BookTube Video: October Recap Where I Rave About ILLUMINAE

  1. danielleisbusyreading

    Love the Illuminae gushing! That book deserves all the praise in the world. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long for book 2. *sad face*
    I still need to read the Addicted series! Most of the books are already on my Kindle.
    Enjoy your new haul, lady!

    • Thanks so much for watching Danielle! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Illuminae was really good! Oooh I think they would totally be up your alley!

  2. Aw I am so glad that you had such a nice time! I want to drive along the southern coast of Australia too, I am picturing it, and it must be gorgeous! The convention sounds great too! Totally agree about Illuminae of course 🙂 Sorry that Firewalker was a disappointment though. I want to start that series at some point, but that does make me nervous. Great haul, hope November treats you well too!
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    • It was so gorgeous Shannon, I must post some photos up when I get the chance, just looked through them yesterday and it was so pretty! Yeah, I liked Firewalker but have to keep in mind it's mainly about the romance. Thank you Shannon!

  3. Romi

    Ooh, I only heard that Brian Selznick had a new book out last week, which is unthinkable since he's one of my all time favourites. I really hope you love it, Jeann! I'm definitely going to be keeping out a sharp eye for it because *I must read it*! Ahd dawww, the new HP. I really need to see if I can get a copy, just to look through it and sigh. xx
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  4. keionda

    You already know how long I've been wanting to go to a gaming convention but since I'M DIRT POOR, eh… teehee Maybe one day though! <3 I'm super duper happy you enjoyed your vacation! I would love to see some pics! And all of your books for last month LOOK FAB! <3

  5. Grace @ RebelMommyBB

    Glad you had a great time at the gaming convention. Glad you had a beautiful drive as well. Looks like mostly a good book month reading wise. Lots of great books in the haul. Enjoy them all!
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  6. paperskiesya

    Wow, I'm not really into gaming, but lol that place in Melbourne sounds amazing. Great ocean road? I'd like to trade places with you, now 🙂 And I have been hearing about Illuminae EVERYWHERE and I MEAN AAAAA WHAT A BEAUTY. I need to go BUY IT NOW. Chatlogs are the BEST
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  7. FALLOUT 4!!!! Ahhh that convention sounds so much fun Jeann! AND I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT THE ILLUSTRATED HARRY POTTER 🙂

    And yay for Illuminae! It really deserves all the hype hahaha.

  8. I love your videos, now I have more on my TBR 🙂 Illuminae looks like such a great novel.. I love all the different pages in it that you showed.

  9. Jaz

    Yessss omg Illuminae was just so darn amazing.
    I adored Magnus Chase hehe.
    And hmmm I still can't bring myself to read a Josephine Angelini book – I keep hearing mixed things about all of them.
    I'm terrible at keeping with TBR's too LOL. I probably read 1/6 I pick 😀
    Ten Thousand Skies Above You <3 that cover

    • I know, I'm glad I made the trip this time! I loved both Illuminae and Magnus Chase, yeah I'm terrible so not doing the whole TBR thing anymore lol. THE COVER IS GORGEOUS.

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