Friday, October 4, 2019

Month in Review: September 2019

I can't believe it's already October! September was a long, extremely busy month, but I also feel like I completely missed it somehow. I love the start of this time of year, so I'm a little bummed that September was such a blur, but I'm still happy it's October. Grad school has been keeping me so busy and as much as I love the work, it's still a little overwhelming right now trying to get back into the swing of things. 

In book related news, Darkdawn finally came out in September and I somehow managed to love it even more than I could have ever expected. The Nevernight trilogy will forever be one of my favorites series of all time (and I'm so enormously grateful for past me for ordering Nevernight from Goldsboro yers ago and now being able to own all three--they are so, so precious to me now!). Outside of Darkdawn my September was honestly a bit slumpy for some reason--I wanted to read, but I just couldn't seem to figure out what I wanted to read. I think I'm finally getting over that hump, but it was extremely frustrating during. Was anyone else having slump-related problems with books in September!?

In personal news, nothing new has really happened! My sister is due to have her baby later this month, but knowing that it could technically happen at any time is so nerve-wracking--it's still so surreal that my sister is having a baby at all? It feels like just yesterday we were both just kids at home! My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the end of September as well, so there's that! Anyway, that's about all of the news I have to share--how was your September? Anything exciting happen?

 And for reading related news...How was your reading month? Did you read any great books? Have you read any of the books I read? Let me know!

# books read: 13

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)SalvagedA Song for a New DayVinland Saga, Omnibus 1
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff 
Source: Owned  | Format: Hardcover

Salvaged by Madeleine Roux 
Source: ARC

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker 
Source: NetGalley (ebook)

 Vinland Saga, Vol. 1 by Makoto Yukimura 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1)The Illumination of Ursula FlightCold StorageThe Wolf of Oren-yaro (Annals of the Bitch Queen, #1)
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson 
Source: Owned (Library Sale) | Format: Paperback

The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anne-Marie Crowhurst 
Source: Owned | Format: Hardcover

Cold Storage by David Koepp 
Source: ARC (publisher)

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso 
Source: ARC (publisher)

Unnatural MagicThe Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1)The Circus of the Earth and the AirThe Odyssey
Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner 
Source: NetGalley (ebook)

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

The Circus of the Earth and the Air by Brooke Stevens 
Source: Owned (Library sale!) | Format: Hardcover

The Odyssey by Homer, trans. Emily Wilson 
Source: Owned | Format: Paperback

The Looking Glass Wars
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor 
Source: Owned (Library sale!) | Format: Paperback

The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell's Library, #1)
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
I don't know what happened with this one, but I just could not get into it. I think I just read it at the wrong and I absolutely plan to go back and try to finish it before the end of the year!

Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5)The Harp of KingsThe Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryThe Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of MulanThis Tender LandBlack CreekA Song for a New DayThe Unlikely Escape of Uriah HeepThe Last AstronautEvie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore
Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine 
The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier 
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas 
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger 
Black Creek by Dan Kemp 
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker 
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry 
The Last Astronaut by David Wellington 
Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen 

(other than reviews)

The Friday Face-Off:
Friday the 13th

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!


  1. Wow, it seems like you had a great month, I would KILL to be able to read 13 books in a month! Good luck to your sister and her baby, that's exciting that you will be an aunt:-)

    1. It ended up being far more productive than I expected for sure, haha. And thanks!

  2. 13 books is really great, especially if you consider that a slump! Happy anniversary!