Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to in September πŸ‚ Start of Fall & Magical Readathon

September Wrapup

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ‚ September is already over again and while I’m happy that it’s finally fall, this has been a weird month for some reason. I was in a strange mood but I have hope that October is going to bring some change and get me excited again! I’m already in full spooky/Halloween mood, as it’s one of my favorite times of the year to go all out with the decorations and content 🧑

Me getting ready for October πŸŽƒ

Important Resources

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πŸ”„ = Reread πŸ’Œ = Library Books 🌈 = #QueerBookFun2021

 πŸ˜Š = Readalong/Buddy Read πŸ“š = #TackleYourTBR2021 βŒ› = Digital Arc

I read 10 books in August, 7 of these books were for the Magical Readathon which was back for another, all-new round! A reading diary will be coming your way very soon πŸ‘€ ✨ I did okay with my TBR for the beginning of the month but then I was in a weird reading mood, so I changed up everything again (e.g. I’m pushing The Dire King to October and doing an entire reread of the series, as this is the final book!) πŸ˜… In the end, I still read a lot of great books ~ I had one 5-star and three 4.5 star reads πŸ₯° I also finally wrote more of my overdue reviews – thanks to #goodreadance2021 – and I’m confident that I can catch up in October, which is good as I plan on doing a lot of reading next month πŸ˜„

OC Update

I read 4 books out of my comfort zone this month … with mixed results! I loved Starsight (YA Sci-fi, book 2 in the Skyward Series) and Dark Waters (MG Horror, book 3 in the Small Spaces Series) as predicted, which is great πŸ₯° I also had high hopes for I Killed Zoe Spanos (YA Mystery) and The Darkness Outside Us (YA Sci-Fi/Mystery), but they missed the mark a bit. Still enjoyable books, but I was hoping for a bigger ‘Wow’ Factor!

OOCZ 2021 September

Starsight (Brandon Sanderson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š

Dark Waters (Katherine Arden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ’Œ

I Killed Zoe Spanos (Kit Frick) ⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ’Œ

The Darkness Outside Us (Eliot Schrefer) ⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“šπŸŒˆ

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Novice Path W4

1. Starsight (Brandon Sanderson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š βž½ RTC!

2. Dark Waters (Katherine Arden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ’Œ ➽ Review

3. The Girl from the Sea (Molly Knox Ostertag) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ’ŒπŸŒˆ βž½ Review

4. The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ“š ➽ Review

5. Recommended For You (Laura Silverman) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š βž½ Review

6. I Killed Zoe Spanos (Kit Frick) ⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ’Œ ➽ Review

7. The Darkness Outside Us (Eliot Schrefer)⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“šπŸŒˆ ➽ Review

Other Books

8. Illuminae (Kaufman & Kristoff) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ”„

9. Gemina (Kaufman & Kristoff) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ”„

10. Obsidio (Kaufman & Kristoff) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ”„

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Favorite Book πŸ’•

whatiposted

Review: Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins in BUZZWORDS 🧑Magical Readathon ~ Orilium ✨ My Character + TBR, Novice Path Recommendations 

The Miss Peregrine’s Series becoming a favorite with every reread πŸ’•#goodreadance 2021 goals πŸƒ Time for some Organizing

Review: You Will Get Through This Night by Daniel Howell 🌷 A practical Mental Health Guide(Slightly) Overambitious SPOOKY October TBR πŸ‘» feat. Spoopathon

faveposts

For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with the Favorite Blog Posts of the Month Meme that has been created by Kristin @ kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month! πŸ’—

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life stuff

I had some more things to do for University and was in a weird mood all month. I couldn’t even tell you why, but my mental health was a bit down. Maybe it’s because I had to start studying for my final exam in October or because there were two extensive assignments left to finish by the end of September. I’m not working as concentrated at home, but I really wanted to use the time to spend more time with my family before the next semester starts! Luckily I could Skype with one of my classmates, so we could chat and also talk about the exam, which we’re both taking. Apart from that not much was going on, but the end of the year will likely be more busy πŸ˜„

My mood for this month πŸ’€

✨ Highlights ✨

➽ What I Watched in September ❀  My friend and I watched Part 5.1 of Money Heist (probably my favorite part so far, something about it really spoke to me! Part 5.2 should be coming in December), the animated Witcher movie and started Outer Banks (which actually gives me more summer vibes πŸ˜‚). I also watched The Mitchells vs. the Machines, because it sounded interesting but sadly it was a complete miss for me πŸ˜…

➽ Hauling some spooky books πŸ‘» I haven’t bought many physical books this year, but I had to get some spooky books that I want to read next month and I’m so excited to devour them πŸ–€ I hauled Girl of Nightmares, A Monster Calls πŸ”„, Small Spaces πŸ”„ and Thirteens. I also got Anna Dressed in Blood πŸ”„ and Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye on Kindle!

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I also got The Pearl Thief ~ the only non spooky book in this picture πŸ˜‚

looking ahead

October means all the spooky things πŸ‘» In case you didn’t know it yet, I’m a scaredy cat but still a big fan of October because it means Halloween and reading all the scary books I have been saving for this time of the year! (Plus some spooky shows, I have been meaning to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor!) I have my last exam in the first week of October and will be moving back to my University flat as the semester starts at the end of the month. As always, I’m not that ready to go back for another semester, but October won’t be too busy, as things are just getting started. I have no idea how much will be in-person and what will be online, but I’ll report back in my October Wrapup πŸ˜„ I’m actually incredibly excited for my October TBR as I have been in the mood to read all the spooky/creepy books for weeks now and my reading motivation has steadily increased πŸŽƒ We’ll see how much I actually read, but I have a good feeling about this upcoming month πŸ™πŸ‘€

🎢 Spooky Scary Skeletons send shivers down your spine 🎢

ICYMI: Here’s my Spooky October TBR including the #spoopathon πŸŽƒ

October TBR

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What were you up to in September? What was your favorite book? Any spooky books you plan on reading in October? I hope you’re staying safe! ❀

22 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to in September πŸ‚ Start of Fall & Magical Readathon

    1. Always happy to share your posts! Thank you, October has been so much better, so far🧑 My exam is finally over, now it’s time to wait for the results. Hoping for some good news with the assignments as well πŸ™

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  1. Thank you beautiful, for always thinking of my posts when creating these wonderful lists, I feel honored that you like them! 😊 & I’m sorry you didn’t have the best month in terms of how you felt, but I know October will be much more positive for you.❀️❀️❀️❀️
    Makes me happy that you enjoyed Starsight SO much, it’s just wonderful, isn’t it? can’t wait for the next book! 😍

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    1. Always happy to share your posts, Sofii! πŸ’• September has been weird, but I’m happy that October is much better so far 🧑 Starsight was such a great sequel!! I’m also very excited for the next book coming out this year πŸ₯°

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  2. I’m sorry September was not the best mental health-wise, wishing you a happier October!
    I’m so so glad you loved Nevermoor, it’s a wonderful middle grade series. 😍 And so excited to see that you enjoyed Dark Waters, it makes me even more happy to pick up the second book!
    Thank you for sharing my posts! πŸ₯°
    Good luck with your October tbr and I’m looking forward to the Magical Readathon reading diary!

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    1. Thank you, Morgan! October has been much better so far πŸ’• Nevermoor was such a whimsical book, I cannot wait to continue with the series! I hope you enjoy Dead Voices (& then Dark Waters), I always have such a good time with these books πŸ₯° Always happy to share your posts! Thank you!! I hope you have a great October πŸŽƒ

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  3. Hey, Caro! Thanks so much for including my Peter Pan retellings list here! I really appreciate it! I also am really excited to see that you liked Dark Waters! I haven’t read it yet, but I think I will this month because, well, Halloween (obviously haha). I enjoyed the first book a lot, but felt on the fence about the second installment. I guess we’ll have to see how I feel about this one.

    Also, I hope you your move back to your university apartment goes smoothly and that you are able to make the transition without too much stress!

    Wishing you a lovely October, Caro! πŸ™‚

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    1. Very happy to share your post! πŸ₯° I hope you enjoy reading Dark Waters, it’s another great, spooky installment in the series πŸŽƒ Sorry to hear you didn’t like the second book though!

      Thank you, Kat! 🧑 I hope you’re also having a great October! πŸ‚

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  4. I’m sorry September wasn’t the best month for you but I hope October feels better. Sending you good vibes and of course best of luck with your exam (if you haven’t done it yet) and moving back to uni. πŸ’• I am quite excited about autumn time too, I’m ready for the leaves and crisp weather. Whilst I don’t typically do anything for Halloween I am feeling like watching some spooky movies!! πŸ‘€
    Speaking of movies, I’m glad you enjoyed the latest part of money heist. I hadn’t been following it but I’ve heard a lot about it this time and I am intrigued.
    I’m sorry The Darkness Outside Us didn’t wow you, I heard it had quite a different vibe to the cover which surprised me !! I hope you have lots of great reads this month though.
    Of course, thank you for sharing my post here too. It always means a lot !! πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! 🧑 October has already been so much better than September, which I’m really thankful for! Glad to hear that you also love Autumn. Definitely watch some spooky movies, that’s always a lot of fun πŸ‘»

      I hope you get around to continuing Money Heist, the last part was one of the best ones! The Darkness Outside Us was definitely darker and had more thriller/mystery elements than I expected 😱 Always happy to share your posts! I hope you have a good October πŸŽƒ

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  5. sorry that september wasn’t great for you, but i hope all the spooky energy of october has been making up for it!! good luck with going back to everything at uni in person ❀ you talking about catching up on overdue reviews is making me realize i really need to get back on top of mine again! 😭 i'm glad you enjoy a lot of the books you read in september, and i hope all the spooky books on your tbr this month are great ❀

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    1. Fortunately, October is already a much better month for me, especially with the spookiness 🧑 Thank you! I had soo many overdue reviews, but I managed to tackle all of them. Good luck to you! You can do it 😊 Thank you, May! I hope you have a great October πŸŽƒ

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  6. I hope your mental health will be better in October ❀ I don't plan to read any spooky books really since I never do well with spooky or scary things. Though I did read The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino which was quite spooky and which is definitely a very good October read!

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    1. Thank you Kat! I’m already feeling a lot better in October 🧑 I get that, not everyone likes to read spooky books! I hope you manage to read some other great books in October! The Devil Makes Three does sound very spooky, I keep hearing about it! 😊

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