September was a bad reading month for me if I compare it to the previous month. In August I read so many books, and I felt like I did a really good job. However, my circumstances changed a little as we moved into September, so I didn’t get nearly as much read. I suppose that’s what happens when you go back to work and there are lots of other commitments on my plate then I had in August. However, I have to remind myself that ## is still a good amount of books to read and that 30 in one month is pretty abnormal unless one is reading purely graphic novels. Anyways, lets jump into what I read under the cut.
Archives for September 2019
September was such a light month for me when it comes to hauling books. There were a bunch of books that I wanted to buy but I did my best to restrain myself and I only let myself purchase two outside of my subscription boxes that I got. I haven’t been doing very well on my resolution of not buying as many books this year, but I’m doing way better than I did last year, so that’s a definitely a plus. Without further ado, let’s jump into what I got. You’ll find it under the cut.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader copy of Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them for this opportunity.
Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer is a short poetry collection taking on the dual points of view of Aphrodite and the poet herself. It releases on October 1st. I gave it 4.5/5 stars, which I had to put down as a 4 on Goodreads.
Hello and welcome to this week’s Writing Wednesday!
Fun fact: Ashley and I actually met on a writing forum a couple of years ago. That’s when we started to talk about books and everything else under the sun!
So here’s something I wrote for a forum several years back. It’s about the character Chiba Mamoru aka Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.
I would like to state that everything in regards to Sailor Moon is owned by Naoko Takeuchi, Viz Media, Toei Animation, etc. I don’t own it, I just wrote something fun about the character.
Three has never been my favourite number. However, it’s a good number for a tag full of bookish things I like and love. Below the cut you will find some of my top three bookish things!
**Disclaimer: I received an electronic advanced readers copy of The Grey Sisters by Jo Treggiari from Penguin Random House Canada through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the publishers for this opportunity.
The Grey Sisters by Jo Treggiari is a multiple point of view YA fiction novel that’s a bit of thriller/mystery. It releases on September 24th, 2019. I gave it 3 stars on GoodReads.
This week’s prompt is ‘A Story About Finding Something that Has Been Lost’. I hope it’s relatable to those who wear glasses.
The story is below the cut.
**Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch from Macmillan/Tor-Forge through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them for this opportunity.
Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch is a YA mystery thriller set in a small town in Ohio. It is due to publish on September 17th of this year. It is the second book in the Hometown Antihero series. I gave it three stars on Goodreads.
Back to school season is upon us, and I’ve been back to work for a week now. What’s more relevant to back to school than a tag that has to do with backpacks? Though looking at the questions, I had to admit I’m not sure what they have to do with backpacks. Oh well, let’s just get into the questions.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced reader copy of Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan from Harlequin Teen through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to them for the opportunity!
Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan is a contemporary historical fiction novel set in the early 90s in Louisiana. It comes out on September 10th, 2019. I gave it four stars on GoodReads, but it’s more of a 4.5 star read.