School of Thought - Book Six of Le Morte d'Arthur

Hey everybody! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and as an English major, I had to read Book Six of Le Morte d'Arthur, to which I reply what the heck was going on?

This is a new little segment I'm going to callSchool of Thought,because it sounds incredibly educational and formal, but isn't. I think it would be funny to rant about the books I have to read for school while ranting in an incredibly informal way. Why? Because it amuses me. Think Drunk History but for books (but not Thug Notes, because I'm not that cool). These are going to be heavily spoiler-filled. You have been warned.

TRIGGER WARNING: Gore, mentions of necrophilia (it's a weird one), death

Book Five of Le Morte d'Arthur focuses on Sir Lancelot, one of Arthur's most famous and "loyal" knights (because *spoiler* this is the same dude that SLEEPS WITH HIS KING'S WIFE. NOT COOL DUDE). Pretty much Lancelot gets bored at Camelot, calls up his buddy Sir Lionel, and tells h…

Book Ramble- Illuminae

Hi everyone! I'm back from taking a mental health break! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is one of my favorite series, definitely a GET ME ALL THE MERCH!

"I don't know my limit, but I'm scared to reach it. I don't know what will happen if I do. And I still can't sleep."


Illuminae was definitely a series that I picked up because of the book community. I heard a lot about the interesting format and it made me want to check it out, and I am so glad that I did because it quickly became one of my favorite series.

S P O I L E R - F R E E  T A L K 
My favorite part of Illuminae is the characters. Our two main protagonists are Kady Grant and Ezra Mason, two teenagers who broke up hours before their planet was attacked by a corporation known as BeiTech. For the most part, the story follows these two as they deal with the aftermath of the attack while on two separate vessels- Kady on …

August Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and I can't believe August is already over!

Bookish Month

I read 5 books in August! I would've read more but I got busy this month, and to be honest the Raven Cycle series left me in a bit of book hangover. Curse Maggie Stiefvater's beautiful writing. Anyways, the books I read this month are:Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri ManiscalcoGirl of Nightmares by Kendare BlakeSiege and Storm by Leigh BardugoOne of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManusRuin and Rising by Leigh BardugoI finished the Grisha trilogy! I've been wanting to read it and I'm honestly glad that I've read it before Six of Crows because I've heard that the duology is better, and I really did love the trilogy. It was a bit problematic. Expect a series review soon!I completed my Goodreads goal with Hunting Prince Dracula! So far I've read 24 books, so I'm excited to see how many I can read this year, so I can up my goal for next year!I go…

Playlist Tag - Fall Out Boy Edition

Hey everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox" and this is the Playlist Tag, Fall Out Boy edition!

So Fall Out Boy is my absolute favorite band. I've seen them live twice (I almost touched Pete Wentz's hand!) and am begging my mother to get me tickets to see them once again this month, despite the fact that without her I currently have no way of getting there since neither my friends or I can drive us there.

Anyways, I went on Spotify and put the Fall Out Boy I have saved on shuffle. I picked five songs and which books I think they fit. I like having things in a format, so it's Song (Album) - Book. Without further ado, here's the playlist tag!

1. Champion (Mania) - The Hunger Games
Lyrics Related to the Book: "I'm the champion of the people that don't believe in champions." "If I can live through this, I can do anything."
2. The Mighty Fall (Save Rock and Roll) - The Raven Boys/The Dream Thieves Lyrics Related to the Book: "O…

Book Ramble- One of Us is Lying

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and this is my book ramble for One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, a solid PROBABLY WON'T REREAD. 

"That's the kind of person you can get away with killing: someone everyone else wants dead."

TRIGGER WARNING: Death, alcohol, drugs, mentions of suicide

S P O I L E R - F R E E  T A L K 
Right off the bat, I have to say: I had to read this book. It's the Breakfast Club with a murder in it, how could I not? And of course, they make a joke about it in the book (Simon saying that they're all walking 80's movies stereotypes). It was such an interesting concept to me, a combination of some of my favorite things: retellings, mystery, and murder (in stories. Obviously I do not condone actually murder. Please don't murder people. This has been a PSA.)
So for those who don't know, the story is similar to the Breakfast Club- a brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and an outcast walk into a bar …

Book Ramble- The Raven King

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and I was not ready for the Raven Cycle to end! This is my book ramble for the last book of the series, The Raven King.

"He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn't want it to be over."

TRIGGER WARNING: Deaths, demons, violence

Songs I Listened to While Writing: Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran; Say No to This by Jasmine Cephas-Jones and Lin Manuel Miranda

Spoiler-Free Talk (if you've read up the previous three books)

I picked that quote because that's exactly how I felt going into this book! I was not ready for the Raven Cycle to end. In the course of four books, I had become emotionally and mentally invested in these characters, in Blue and her Raven Boys. I was invested in their relationships, in their quest to find Glendower, even in the most mundane aspects of their lives.

It doesn't help that this book had a lot of questions to…

Ten Books Tied to Specific Times in My Life

Hi everyone! Welcome to Nox Reads, I'm "Nox", and these are ten books that represent different times in my life.

1. The Warrior Cats Series by Erin Hunter - First Grade to Ninth Grade
The Warrior Cats were my ish (I don't curse) when I was little. I used to have shelves dedicated to this series. I got the latest Warrior Cats book for my birthday, Christmas, even Valentine's Day. I am not kidding you when I say that I had an actual binder that I had dedicated to information about the clans and characters that I copied down from the Warrior Cats Wiki, which I frequented. I read the fanfiction on the forum. I was in deep
This series meant a lot to me, and every time I see a picture of one of the books I get hit with nostalgia (as much nostalgia as a nineteen-year-old can muster). When I had to move a year ago, I had to donate a lot of my books, and sadly the series went with them. It'll always mean something to me though.
2. The Hidden Staircase by Caroline Keen…