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September Wrap-Up

I read 4 books before the 11th and wow, that’s really cool haha. For the whole of September, however, I read 8!!!!! books this month, and liked all of them pretty well.


Fence by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad (Illustrator) – 5 ⭐ So short but I know that there’s like 13 volumes or something so I’m excited about it!

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – 5 ⭐ THIS BOOK THIS BOOK AHHHH I lovedddddd this book so much. If you’re looking for a great New Adult LGBTQ+ book  – this is THE BOOK for you.

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell (Editor) – 4 ⭐ I really liked all the different writing styles in this – which is the whole idea of an anthology I suppose.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – 4 ⭐I loved the movie so hoped I would like the book, and I did! I’ll probably pick up the sequel uhhh soon??


The Wicker King by K. Ancrum – 5 ⭐ ALL THE STARS. JUST !!!!! THIS BOOK!!!! i JUST?????

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana – 4 ⭐ This one started off a bit boring but I did really like it in the end.

Peter Darling by Austin Chant – 4 ⭐ Loved this book! It’s a new favourite retelling (I do need to read more retellings as well)

Scythe by Neal Shusterman – 4 ⭐- This book!! I would walk and read it – as in outside, which is dangerous to do, not even because you lose focus on your surroundings, can confirm, but mostly because there’s people outside, imagine that; and this book had me going wtf?? At the characters (especially one in particular, hated his guts), and you know – that might seem a bit crazy to people who don’t read all the time 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I did really like this book, especially for the storyline and worldbuilding – oh my goodness the worldbuilding 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻


Currently reading:

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna – I’ll probably finish this one in the next few days, don’t get me wrong – I love this book, but it gets a little difficult to juggle like 4 or 6 books you’re currently reading. But you know, I love reading tons of books at the same time.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – THIS THIS THIS. I love this book and was able to loan it from the library, but now have to wait for like 6 or something weeks for Wayward Son 😭😭😭 but that’s PERFECTLY FINE, because that means TIME TO READ my other books. P.S. At the time of my writing this, I was still busy with Carry On. But I finished it and forgot to edit the post. ahaha, classic DB. 

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé – For some reason, I like to read this when I’m in my bed, curled up under the blankets, in the dead of night?? And it’s working great.

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters – !! This is excellent, read it.


My posts:

What I’ve Watched This Month (August)

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (Review)

Game of Secrets (Review)

Other posts by bloggers:

Bookending Autumn 2019 Announcement – Fictionally Sam

Bargain Books Warehouse Sale – Ruby Rae Reads

The pressure of missing a post – Books and Dachshunds

Spooky Halloween Twitter Name Ideas 2019 – Jenniely

Reader, Bookworm or Book Blogger – Perspective of a Writer

What I’ve listened to:

Finally made a playlist for September – the mood of septemberbecause I just wanted to. Some are songs that I listened to over and over again (Sam Smith, Hozier), others are ones I heard recently and really liked – Saturday Sun by Vance Joy, Prom Queen by Molly Kate Kestner. Feel free to friend me on Spotify! If you want to see me add random playlists and listen to the same song over and over again. 

Post Malone’s new album – Hollywood’s Bleeding – had pretty good songs – Hollywood’s Bleeding, Enemies, Allergic, I’m Gonna Be – those were my favourite out of the album.

I uhhh FINALLY listened to my first Hamilton song (yes, I’m super late, but we’ve established this, this is okay) – the song was Non-Stop and I think I’m becoming obsessed with the musical.

Two songs I definitely!! want to point out is Prom Queen by Molly Kate Kestner and Home Morgxn ft Walk the Moon. Both are excellent.

Other blog related things:

was wanting to change my theme but decided to stay with it because I do like it. Though I do have to go back and link all reviews in whichever posts I mention them in 😂

I am slowly working on Booktube things? I have filmed my first video, still have to work out the editing and film more videos, but I am planning on posting the first video in October! I’m very excited for this – I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, thought I’d have to have tons of equipment, but a quick look-around tells me no. I think part of the reason why I’m so excited to do this is because it’s another platform to talk about books? And I’ve been watching booktube since I started my blog, so I really love it! And it’s a chance to learn new skills and gain more friends!

I finally signed up to be a Book Depository Affiliate – which is why I’m glad I’ll be redoing my posts, as I’ll go through them and add buy links. I’m also wanting to make a ko-fi and patreon account, but I think that’ll probably come in at the end of the year, but I’ll be doing my research, especially of the patreon side of things.

I’m really excited about all the things coming up, and it’s so close!!! to Bookending Autumn 2019!! Announcement Bookend Events Twitter

Hope everyone is well and had a great (but quick) September and LET’S GET ON TO OCTOBER. TONS OF SPOOKY MOVIES TO WATCH.

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38 responses to “September Wrap-Up”

  1. I’m so glad you liked Carry On!!! 💕

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    1. 😍😍 I did!!! Even more than the first time around.

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      1. YAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!! 💕💕

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  2. Your September sounds amazing!!! 🖤
    I’m unfortunately stuck reading Scyth. I have so many things about but I am stuck about halfway through…. but your thoughts on this book make me keen to finish it.

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    1. Thanks! I did hear things about Scythe while reading it, but in the end I really like it!! Hope you carry on with it – its world building is great 😅


  3. Ah, there it is! Ahaha I had gotten the ping you linked my post, but the thing didn’t worked?? So I was so confused ahaha 😅 Thank youu for including my post ❤️

    Oooh here there are monsters looks good, such a pretty cover!

    Ahh!! Goodluck for booktube – I hope you’d like it 🙂 ooooh also congrats for Book Depository affiliate xx

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    1. Glad to see another person jumping on board the Scythe club! The world building in those books is incredible. Are you planning on posting a review for Wayward Son when you finish it? I’m trying to figure out if I should read it or not.

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      1. Yes for the world building!!! I’ll definitely post a review once I’ve read it but that won’t be for another two months – only be able to get the book then 😩 but look around for reviews! I’m just avoiding any spoilers 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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    2. Welcome! I know, that cover is just gorgeous!! Thanks! Yeah, it’s going to be a new journey and me having to go back and add links to posts 😂 but I’m excited!

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  4. Ahhhh! Lovely list!!! Have a very happy reading (OMG A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE OMG). All the very best with BookTube!

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    1. I feel bad because I’ve been reading this for like nearly two months now 😭 and I’ve read it before! So I know it’s really good!

      Thanks! I’m excited to see how it’ll go 😁

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      1. Haha don’t feel bad. It happens sometimes! ♥️

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  5. I LOVEEEE Red, White & Royal Blue so much and I still havent finished reading lol. But Prince Henry and Alex are adorable together. I also saw the Crazy Rich Asians movie so many times, but I havent read the book. I read some of Cameron Post, but I DNFed because I couldnt get into the slow pacing.

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    1. Red, White & Royal is just sooo good!!! The movie is so good – if Crazy Rich Asians. Have you seen Cameron Post’s movie? The pacing is sort of similar to the book, but still good

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      1. Yes I saw the movie and I liked the movie, surprisingly lol.

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      2. It is a good adaption. I quite liked how they did it.

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  6. I absolutely loved Carry On and Fence!! Waiting on my copy of Wayward Son and will (hopefully) Read Fence vol 3 this month

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    1. 🤞🏻🤞🏻hoping with you!! I think I’ll pick up some more of Fence this month. And am with you on that waiting 😱 Libby says like oh!! 6 weeks now 😄😄

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      1. I preordered my copy…but I wanted a certain edition so that’s why I’m just now about to get it. Hopefully it’s the one I wanted. Either way I’m still going to read it lol


      2. I’ve got a hold on The Toll so now I just need to read Thunderhead first 😄 think I’ll only start Thunderhead closer to The Toll’s date.

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      3. That is a series I have yet to start…I have too many going at the moment lol

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      4. Biggest mood in the world lol

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  7. I love when people get into Scythe! The Toll can’t come soon enough. It isn’t fair that you don’t have to wait a year between books. But please don’t walk into traffic while reading. The Thunderhead would not want that for you.

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    1. 😂😂 I should’ve read the series when it came out so I had to wait, right? You’re right, it wouldn’t want that 😁

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      1. The rest of us had to wait! Lol

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  8. I can’t stop laughing because I also read a bunch of books in the first 10 or so days in the month and then tapered off pace. But looks like you had some good reading overall, yay!

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    1. 😂😂😂 I feel that happens a lot of the time – you read a bunch and then you don’t 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 thanks 💜


  9. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Remy Cameron and A SPArk of White Fire!
    I am so excited to finally read Scythe (hopefully soon, now that I own it) and I’m glad to hear you liked it!
    Wayward Son really can’t come any sooner!!!! I just need it, like now!!!!

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    1. I’m hoping to finish both soon!! Maybe within the week if I get lucky 😋 Yay, hope you get to read it soon!!
      I definitely need Wayward Son 😭😭

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  10. I’ve heard so many positive things about Fence! I don’t really have a desire to read it but maybe that’s changing… Crazy Rich Asians was a crazy read for me! I admit I liked the movie a tad more. I hope you enjoy the sequel. And YAY for Carry On!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ❤️ Thank you so much for sharing my post. I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. 😉 Happy relinking! That is such a trial.

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    1. Fence is so good!!! I liked the book, but did prefer the movie a little bit more 😄 I love Carry On so much 😭 Welcome! Your post was a good one! I think I’ll be starting the relinking this week 😅

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  11. Awe, congrats on starting your BookTube channel! I love BookTube but I could never do that cuz I hate being on camera. XD So that’s why I blog instead!
    Hope you have a good October! 😀

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    1. Thanks Heather! It’s going to be a journey but I’m excited 😄 you too!!

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  12. i keep hearing great things about the wicker king, so its fab to see you agree.
    i really need to start here there are monsters because it sounds like my cuppa tea!

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    1. The Wicker King is EXCELLENT and I recommend it to everyone – unless they’re not into dark things, because it is dark.
      I’m currently 20%-ish into it and it’s sort of slow still so I hope things will really start happening.

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Hi! I’m DB and I really like reading! I mean, of course I do – otherwise this wouldn’t be a book blog. It would be full of pictures of my cat. But come and look at whatever I’ve got on this blog!
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