calendar girls: best end of a series

hello lovely bookoholics! ❤ i can’t believe this is the third month i am participating in the calendar girls pick of the month. time just flies and flies and flies. crazy. but here we go. this post could be a little repetitive but what can i say. read on to find out more. 😀




calendar girls is a monthly blog event, that was created by melanie and flavia. this book group was inspired by the 1961 song “calendar girl” by neil sedaka and is supposed to motivate bookish discussions among bloggers. every month a theme is chosen by all participants and you are supposed to pick a book that in your opinion fits that theme perfectly. on the first monday in the month you publish your pick and the reasons why you think this book is the best in the chosen category. the hostess’ collect all picks and every third sunday of the month the picks are discussed on twitter with the hashtag #CGBChat at 8pm EST.

if you want to know more about the calendar girls, head over to melanie’s and flavia’s blogs. 🙂


“November, I’ll give thanks that you belong to me.”

the theme for october is: BEST END OF A SERIES


soooo, let me explain. i have been a big reader since last year. i have read more books in the past year and a half than i have read my whole life. and i am 32… yeah, i wasn’t a big reader before. so of course i had to catch up on some stuff. i found out, that i like reading series, when they are fully published and then i can binge read them. i don’t like waiting. (i am talking to you mister jay kristoff. where is “obsidio” and the third book in the nevernight chronicle?). this waiting makes me impatient. i hate being impatient! 😀 but i have managed to read a few series in the last monts.

i could mention the reckoners trilogy by brandon sanderson, but “calamity” wasn’t my favorite. i could mention “mockingjay” by suzanne collins, but don’t even get my started on everything that happened there in the end. i could mention “a conjuring of light” by v.e. schwab. i loved the whole “shades of magic” trilogy, but i don’t think, that it was the best book in the series. i could mention “always and forever” by jenny han, because i really enjoyed the “to all the boys i’ve loved before” series. but it wasn’t the best end to a series. you all know my thoughts on crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo, which was good, but not the book i expected. so now what? i don’t have that many series left, that i have read entirely. and there is just one book, that i loved completely. one that i read in one sitting. one that made me cry and let me feel all the feels. one that was perfectly done. that i definitely liked a little bit more than the first book in the series. so there is nothing left for me, than to pick this book:




our dark duet” by v.e. schwab


yes, you are reading right. i am picking the same book as last month. 😀 there is just no other way for me to pick a different one, because i think “our dark duet” was the best conclusion to a story, there could be. i know, that this is just a duology, but i count it as a series and for me, this is just the best ending in a series. i loved this book so much. the characters, the action, the plot, everything was perfect to me and i will always look back at it as my favorite duology. thank you very much, miss schwab 😀



i know, that i picked the same book as last month, but what can you do? 😀 i want to be honest with you! 😀 and i am working on finishing so many more series, that maybe in the future my pick will be different! 🙂 please let me know your pick? what is the best end of a series for you?

45 thoughts on “calendar girls: best end of a series

  1. Likewise yourself, I had never been a big reader up until about year ago. I only read like 20 to 30 books a year, I was an on-and-off type of reader. Sooo…. I haven’t read as many books as other bookworms let alone series, but I would say my best end of a series is Winter by Marissa Meyer. I love The Lunar Chronicles!!


  2. Haven’t read that series yet, LALALA.

    I’ve always been a reader; though it’s gone through the roof since I started my blog. It’s like Books & Munches is THE motivation to get me to read and keep on reading. Which is weird in a way? But on the other hand, it isn’t really? Only makes sense that we want to read more and more and more since we keep being bombarded with all those beautiful covers and books and reviews and books and… you get my point. :’)

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  3. OOooo! I love this pick! I went to an event and got to meet V.E. Schwab and have her sign both This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet, but I haven’t read them yet. RAWR!!!! Darn you lack of time (and super long books making me afraid of reading. :p ) I’m really happy to hear that someone picked this though because I have such high hopes for these two! EEP!

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  4. I totally agree with you about booktube. I’ve watched a handful of channels that were recommended to me by colleagues but I just can’t get into them because 90% of the time it’s the person’s voice that distracts me the most.

    I didn’t realize you weren’t a huge reader until recently. I love your blog and I think you are doing a wonderful job 🙂

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  5. Hmmmm looks like I really have to suck it up and give this book another try. I mean, it’s not like I was planning NOT to try reading it again, I just didn’t have a particular time frame for when I would be doing that exactly haha. Thanks so much for participating! 😀

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  6. I still haven’t gotten around to this one and I desperately want to! I am right there with you on increasing your reading this year. I’ve almost tripled my goal for the year. I’ve been trying to hit 100 for 10 years and I flew past it this year. I’m up to just under 140 now. I’m also with you on the things that happened at the end of Mockingjay. I have very strong feelings about that…

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