Hey everyone! Here we are with yet another Wrap Up post. This month hasn’t been the best regarding my blogging life since unfortunately, my laptop charger is broken and it’s so hard for me to write posts on the phone or on my tablet. Sadly I haven’t been able to replace the charger just yet so I’m trying just to post what’s REALLY neccessary for me.
Besides that, September was an amazing month! Though I didn’t read/blog as much as during previous months, it was a month full of joy for me. I turned 20 on September 22nd! *happy dance* I’m feeling kinda old and yes, questioning what’s ahead for me but I’ll figure it out along the way. That’s the fun part of growing up, right??
I also started a new semester in college and it’s the last one before I have to work on my thesis, so i’m scared! If you have any tips on how to handle pressure during the making of a thesis, leave it down below because this girl is terrified.
On to the bookish things…
During September I read four books, 1,568 pages in total. Though I didn’t read much I really enjoyed the books I read, so let’s see my thoughts down below!
Las Alas de Sophie by Alice Kellen
Since I blog for the English-speaking community, I haven’t had the chance to talk to you about the books from this author. Alice Kellen is definitely one of my top three favorite authors of all times and my favorite author from the romance genre. She’s a writer from Spain and I haven’t rated any of her books lower than 4 stars. This book has the same passion and the unique factor that makes me fall in love with her stories time after time.
It explores grief, self-growth and friendship bonds, how they stretch and change with the years but if it’s a real bond, it never quite breaks. It made me cry like a baby but also gave me hope that even during the darkest times there’s a way out to the light again. If you’re able to read books in Spanish, please check her books out, not just this one but all of them.
I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan
I won’t be going into much detail with this one because I have a blog tour post coming soon where you’ll be able to read my full review. This is definitely a good choice if you’re looking for a book about the importance of findind the truth, of how the past doesn’t quite let go when there’s loose ends, and the complex lives of kids that were forced to grow in the spotlight of a tragic situation. I Hope You’re Listening includes chapters of a podcast made by the main character, Delia, and it makes it the perfect pick for the fans of Radio Silence and Sadie (especially the latter). I gave it 3.5 stars for the lack of development in the love story that was included, and the weak intrigue element.
All This Time by Rachael Lippincott and Mikki Daughtry
This one right here is definitely my favorite book of September. I made a full review that you can read here. For a 336-page book, the complexity of the plot and the characters’ personalities (especially the main character, Kyle) were IMPECABLE. The authors handled time jumps and plotwists in a way I haven’t seen before, and I fell in love with the story.
Not only that, but includes several messages that I think are needed in the reader community. It discusses the complex process of growing up and leaving aside things (and people) you thought you couldn’t live without. It talks about the value of life and the pursuit of happiness, and it’s oh so good. 100% recommended.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Okay I actually finished this one in October, but since I read about 80% of it in September… here it is. I’m conflicted about this one because if you ask me if it’s good, if it’s quality material, i’d answer that definitely it is. The worldbuilding was unique and the magic system too. The characters were passionate and complex, and the whole Moulin Rouge/Las Vegas vibe gave me LIFE. However, I couldn’t connect with the story or be invested in it.
I’ve read reviews from fellow bloggers who said that in order to enjoy this story better, you’d have to read The Phantom of the Opera first, which I didn’t, so that might be why! Plus my preference for medium/fast-paced books also contributes to my rating, because this one is slow-paced. Still, it’s a book i’d recommend, full of intrigue and shocking moments.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
As a lover of all things spooky, I’m very excited for this one! I already started reading it and I’m enjoying it SO much. I have a blog tour review coming *very* soon so don’t miss it.
Winter, White and Wicked by Sharon Dittemore
Another blog tour book, this one has been on my anticipated reads of 2020 for so long that I can’t wait to see if it lives up to my expectations.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Finally!! I’ve been putting this one on hold for so long and I don’t even know why, but I have HIGH expectations from all the amazing things I’ve read.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Another spooky book! I started this one last year but never finished it so this is the perfect time to give it a second try.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab
Of course this one had to be here, right? It’s my most anticipated book of the YEAR and I can’t wait to meet the characters and see how the plot unravels.
That’s all for this post! It’s kind of a different wrap up than the ones I’ve been writing since I started blogging but once again, working through my phone can get very tiring lol.
Have you read any of the books mentioned here? What were your thoughts on them? Let’s talk in the comments!
5 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: September 2020 + October TBR”
Happy belated birthday! Awesome wrap up post and I’m also planning to read Kingdom of the Wicked and These Violent Delights! 💕
Thank you Leah!! I hope you enjoy them; those are definitely perfect picks for this season 🙂
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Happy belated birthday! Where Dreams Descend sounds really good and I love the aesthetic/vibes it brings. I haven’t read Phantom either though and am not planning on doing so. Hopefully I’ll still enjoy it though?
I hope you have great reading month! I just finished Kingdom of the Wicked this morning, and absolutely loved it!
I can’t wait to know your thoughts on These Violent Delights and Addie LaRue! I pre-ordered the first and will be reading the second this month (hopefully) ❤ I hope you have a great October!! 😀