September 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

Someone wanna tell me how it’s already October?! 😭

Not a whole lot happened in September but the month has literally passed by in a blur so I don’t even know if I’ve caught up yet mentally as I’m still at the start of the month but it’s already October? How?

I’ve still mostly stayed home but I took an exciting trip to Ikea for some Swedish Meatballs and new lux sheets early on in the month and I’m not mad about that! The parents also came back and we got to spend mum’s birthday together last weekend, which was nice 😊 Other than that it’s just been a slog of working, reading, occasionally painting, watching shows, and chilling to some good new tunes. I’ve been playing Montero repeatedly since it released and it’s a rare no-skip album for me and it just might be my favourite new release in 2021!

Goodreads Reading Challenge: August Update 137 of 150 books

I’ve just counted how many books I’ve read in September and it’s a whopping 28 books! I think this is the most books I’ve read in a month in 2021 and it’s most likely because a lot of these books were romances and it’s so easy to binge those. I found my first 5-star read in Good Girl, Bad Blood after months of not having one and I couldn’t think of a book that deserved it more!

I have to also mention two other favourites this month: The Wolf’s Curse (MG SFF) and The Sweetest Oblivion (Adult Romance).

I joined The Magical Readathon in September and had hoped to finish books for all seven prompts but sadly only got through five. Out of those, only two were reads I picked out for my “possibility pile” and that’s how truly awful I am at sticking to TBRs of any kind! πŸ˜‚ Here’s what I managed to complete for the prompts:

  • The Novice Path Entrance – A book with a map: Lost Girl by Leia Stone
  • Ashthorn Tree – A book that keeps tempting you: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • The Mist of Solitude – A standalone: The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis
  • Ruin of the Skye – A book ft. ghosts/haunted house or other supernatural elements: The Dark Bite by Leia Stone
  • Obsidian Falls – A thriller or mystery book: Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Book covers are linked to Goodreads and the title text is linked to my reviews, if available!

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #2)

Panda rating: 4.5 pandas

4.5 pandas

Credence
The Rake of Hearts (A Lady to Suit #2)
The Wolf’s Curse
The Sweetest Oblivion (Made #1)


Panda rating: 4 pandas

4 pandas


A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1)
Pleasure’s Fury (Masters’ Admiralty #3)
Rabid: The Savage Spirit of Seneca Rain (Kingdom of Wolves #6)
It All Comes Back to You
The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities
Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors


Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas



Impassioned (The Phoenix Club #2)
Loyalty’s Betrayal (Masters’ Admiralty #2)
The Dark Bite (Vampire Hunter Society #1)
The Raven Heir
Violent Ends (White Monarch #2)
Violent Triumphs (White Monarch #3)
The Duke of Diamonds (A Lady to Suit #1)
Honor’s Revenge (Masters’ Admiralty #4)
Bravery’s Sin (Masters’ Admiralty #5)
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3)


Panda rating: 3 pandas

3 pandas

Treachery’s Devotion (Masters’ Admiralty #1)
Wolf Girl (Wolf Girl #1)
Alpha Girl (Wolf Girl #3)
Mated Girl (Wolf Girl #4)

Violent Delights (White Monarch #1)


Panda rating: actual 2.75 pandas

actual 2.75 pandas

Lost Girl (Wolf Girl #2)


Panda Rating: 2 pandas

2 pandas

Shift of Morals (Kingdom of Wolves #5)
Wrath’s Storm (Masters’ Admiralty #6)

I spent a lot more time offline this month than I anticipated but after a few hectic work weeks I needed to cut off from technology for my days off and I don’t regret it! Although that does mean that I didn’t manage to read as many community posts as I would’ve liked… Here are a few that I really enjoyed reading this month! 😊

And that’s a wrap on September! Honestly can’t believe it’s already October? What was your favourite September read? Any favourite community posts to share? Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe/healthy, friends. Have a great spooky month! ❀️

15 thoughts on “September 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

  1. I saw someone post that we’re 3/4 through 2021 and that was jarring because it doesn’t feel that long ago that we were coming into the new year and still dealing with covid and feeling like it would never end. Or it feels like just yesterday that it passed a year of quarantine time. Yeah. It’s October. Let’s celebrate πŸŽ‰ no spooky books are scarier than our reality last year πŸ₯²πŸ˜…

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  2. Congrats on all of the books read in September! I’ve been on the down and down the last couple of months, haha. Homeschooling my child just doesn’t leave me a lot of time anymore but that’s okay! Its disappointing to see As Good as Dead be a 3.5 star read. It’s not a bad rating but it makes me worried, haha.

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  3. Honestly September has just flown by! I haven’t read as many books as I normally would have – I average about 9 a month but I have read longer ones this month so I’ll let myself off 🀣 I’ve today just finished A Court of Thorns and Roses series so my book of the month was A Court of Wings and Ruin. Unless any book can top A Court of Silver Flames then that will be my October pick πŸ˜‚

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  4. Great that you’re so far ahead of your schedule. As usual, I’m behind. But I don’t mind, I read as much as I can and as I want, that has to be enough. LOL

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  5. 28 books?! Dini what is this witchcraft?

    You’re really making me want to get to the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder books! I’m pretty sure my library has them, so I should just reserve them…

    It sounds like you had a nice, chill September! I know what you mean, though, it does feel like October’s appeared out of nowhere. I can’t complain, though, because I do love spooky season. πŸ˜€ I hope you have a great month, Dini!

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  6. 28 books is amazing! Congrats, Dini! πŸ˜€ I hope October will be an amazing reading month for you too! ❀️
    You only needed to complete 2 of the Magical Readathon’s prompts, so you did great. πŸ™‚

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