Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2018

I cannot believe that October is already here.  When did this happen? September has been so incredibly busy that it has just flown by!  Despite all the crazy projects I’ve been working on, I still managed to read a lot this month.  Let’s get into it!


Books I read


Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (review)

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (review)

Wildcard by Marie Lu (review)

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (review)

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson (review)

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Tarnished City by Vic James

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (book extract)

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

After Atlas by Emma Newman

I managed to read 11 books this month!  Audiobooks are the MVP of this month — I managed to get through three of them!  It was a really great month for reading with some amazing 4-5 star books. I think my favourites were Tempests and Slaughter, Godsgrave, and After Atlas.  I’ll have reviews of the rest of these books coming up soon.


Books I bought/preordered


Black Wolves by Kate Elliott

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

The Corset by Laura Purcell

Pages and Co. by Anna James

Sadie by Courtney Summers

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Ressner

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mirage by Somiya Daud

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I didn’t do great with my whole book buying thing this month, but at least most of these books were preorders!  I preordered Pages and Co., The Sisters of the Winter Wood, Sadie, and The Way Past Winter. I’m going to save The Way Past Winter and Sisters of the Winter Wood for, well, winter.

Fortunately for me, The Martian, The Book Thief, and Black Wolves are all books I’ve read, but didn’t own until now so they don’t get added to the TBR stack!


Books from publishers


A Time of Dread by John Gwynne

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Rejoice by Steven Erikson

The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Soulbinder by Sebastien de Castell

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Oh man, what a great month for book post and bookish events!  I received most of these books in the mail from publishers, and I am dying to read them.  I’ll be on the blog tour for Rejoice in mid-October, so keep an eye out for a review then!  Otherwise, I’m really looking forward to reading Winter of the Witch and The Girl King soon, despite the fact that they come out next year!


Videos and projects

You’re Never Going to Read This podcast


I’m sure you all have already seen, but my sister and I have started our very own podcast!  We’re two lifelong readers who read different genres, and therefore never read each other’s recommendations.  But all of that is about to change! Tune in to our first season starting on Wednesday 3 October. Can’t wait that long?  Of course you can’t! Check our out website and listen to our trailer, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


The Off the Grid readathon


I’m so thrilled to be co-hosting the Off the Grid readathon with Shanah, one of my bestest bookish pals.  She decided to challenge herself to read without the distractions of her phone, and thus the Off the Grid readathon was created!  Check out her blog and mine for more details, and follow the readathon on Twitter for more details.


Discussion video: Reading Quirks

I’m trying to brag about my YouTube channel a little more.  This month I did my first discussion video and talked about my own quirks as a reader.  Take a look and let me know what your own quirks are!


That’s it for this month!  It has been a little bit crazy around here, but I’ve been doing my best to keep up with everything.

What have you been up to this month?  Have you read any good books? What you read any of the ones I listed above? Let me know!


19 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2018

      1. I read and loved (5-Star love) Sadie! Also I’ve heard nothing but positive things about Sisters of the Winter Wood! As for the publisher pile, I really enjoyed To Kill A Kingdom. I think the writing was really beautiful.

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    1. She reads a lot of women’s fiction, romance, and historical fiction! MVP means ‘most valuable player’ — I wouldn’t have read so many books without audiobooks this month!


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