September Reading Round-Up!

Monthly Reading Round Up

I feel like I’m saying this at the end of every single month, but seriously how is September already over?  This year is absolutely flying by!

It has been a brilliant month for reading and for blogging.  Not only did I land myself on a few publishers’s blogger lists, I launched my YouTube channel!  I’m not sure how you could miss that fact if you’ve been frequently reading this blog — I’m definitely talking about it and linking it constantly — but if you did, you can find my channel here 🙂

I also went to a Harry Potter-themed quiz last night at work, and we came in third (only two points away from the house cup)!  They take these things very seriously.


Books I read


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (DNF)

Blackbird by N. D. Gomes (review)

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (review)

Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick (review )

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (review)

The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith

Warcross by Marie Lu

Matilda by Roald Dahl

I managed to read eight books this month (not including one DNF).  Eight books!  I had a small reading slump at the beginning of this month, as you may remember, and I’m so glad I pulled myself out of it.  I’m actually really surprised and pleased by the number of books I managed to read.

You can find reviews of these books by clicking the links.  The Bastard Legion, Warcross, and Matilda have reviews forthcoming – you’ll be able to find those next week.

Overall it was a really good month for reading – I liked almost everything I read.  The only exceptions were shockingly the Grisha books.  Leigh Bardugo is one of my favourite authors, but these just didn’t work for me on a number of levels.  I’m thinking of doing an in-depth review and comparison between these and the Six of Crows duology, which I absolutely adore, because I think it would be really interesting to highlight the differences between the two and why one series worked while the other did not.

If you’d like to see my video on the books I read this month, you can watch it on YouTube or below!


Books I am currently reading


Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson

This is a hold-out from earlier this month.  I haven’t really been able to get stuck into this in the way I wanted.  I’m about 100 or so pages in, and it’s fine, but not nearly as compelling as the original Mistborn series.  I do plan to finish this though, and then I’ll skip Bands of Mourning (the next book) and loop back around to Mistborn: The Final Empire for my book club.



Books I bought


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Autumn by Ali Smith

An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Matilda by Roald Dahl

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Maresi by Maria Turtshaninoff

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke

I bought a lot of incredible books this month!  I’m so pleased to have these on my shelves.  So much good stuff came out in September and I’m glad I had the means to pick them up (along with a few others).  A Skinful of Shadows, The Language of Thorns, and A Shiver of Snow and Sky are among my favourite covers!

I think that I’ll probably end up reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer first because that has been so high on my list of priorities for so long.  Then A Skinful of Shadows and The Language of Thorns — I assume this will be a quick read as it’s highly illustrated and all short stories.



Book post!



Here Comes Hercules! by Stella Tarakson

Hera’s Terrible Trap by Stella Tarakson

The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dick

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Artemis by Andy Weir

The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith

The Seventh Decimate by Stephen Donaldson

The Last Namasara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Senseless by Steve Cole

The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood

Warcross by Marie Lu

Okay, so that’s a lot of books.  I was fortunate enough to find my way onto a few publishers’s lists and I requested a ton of stuff via Twitter, email, and BookBridgr.  I’ve already managed to read a few of these (see above), and a fair few don’t come out immediately so I have time. From these books, I’ll be reading The Last Namasara first in anticipation of its October 12th publication date.  I can’t wait!

If you’d like to catch my video on my September book haul, you can watch it on YouTube or below!


If you’d like to buy these books or others, you can find them at these retailers (affiliate links):

Amazon | Book Depository | Blackwell’s | iBooks


That’s it for this month!  I’m pulling together my October TBR and it’s going to be a big one.  Not only have I committed to a few new releases, I’m also participating in Victober, which is a challenge to read Victorian works in the month of October.  So I definitely have my work cut out for me!  I’ll be doing an October TBR post and video, so stay tuned!


Dax hopes you achieve all your TBR dreams.  Yes, she does have a bit of kitty litter stuck to her face.

So what did you read in September?  Did you buy and new books?  Have you also read any of these?  Let me know!  If you do a monthly round-up, definitely let me know!  They’re my favourite kind of post!

5 thoughts on “September Reading Round-Up!

    1. We have a lot of Harry Potter nerds at work! People were dressed up and everything.

      Dax is a little superhero! Well, maybe a supervillain 😀 She likes to bite our toes.

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with how much I read. I’m hoping I can keep up the pace!

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  1. I know what you mean, this year is going by so quickly! It sounds like you’ve had a great month, though. It’s so awesome that you made it onto some publishers’ blogger lists! I’ve never actually read ‘Matilda’, but I adore the movie so perhaps it’s a book I need to pick up next time I go to the bookstore 😀 I hope your October is just as productive and successful!

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