Wrap Ups

September 2020 Wrap-Up

September 2020

So.

So.

I quit my job.

I know people do that all the time and many of you probably have at some point, but I’ve never done that before. I got my first job working as a student employee in college, and was promoted to full time when I graduated. I’ve never… not worked for these people.

But it was time.

So! Now I will soon find myself with a lot of time on my hands as I search for a new one. Hopefully I’ll get to read a lot during that time, too!

September itself was a disaster. On top of quitting, I also contracted the virus (courtesy of work), and I was stressed beyond all belief. Thankfully, though, my two-month-long reading slump is finally over! I still didn’t read a lot this month compared to the past, but I at least enjoyed what I read.

Shockingly, I only finished 2 books this month. 😩 But based off of everything going on in my life right now, that makes sense.

Now onto the wrap-up!

Stats:

Audio-books: 0
E-books: 0
Hardcovers: 1
Paperbacks: 1
E-ARCs: 0

5 ⭐ books: 0
4 ⭐ books: 0
3 ⭐ books: 0
2 ⭐ books: 1
1 ⭐ books: 0
* 6 ⭐ books: 0

Re-reads: 1
Buddy Reads: 1
DNF count: 0
Set aside: 5
Still Reading: 3


Books I Finished

Favorite read of the month: 🌹
Biggest disappointment: 💧

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🌹 Red, White, & Royal Blue (reread ) – You know those books you reach for when you hate the world and just need something comforting and hopeful? That’s this book for me. Especially when I start feeling stressed over the political environment. It’s such a sweet, lovely romance with adorable (and hilarious!) characters. The premise is also A++: A divorced Madam President with a biracial, bisexual son? Who falls in love with a prince? Adorable.

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💧 The Story of Stuff (2 ⭐ ) – On the opposite end of the adorable fluff-fest that is RW&RB, this book was a dumpster fire of disappointment. I felt like I was being chastised for existing. Do not recommend.


DNFs/Set Aside

Disclaimer: A lot of these books that have been set aside are set aside because I’m moving! Not because the books were boring or unappealing.

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The Space Between Worlds (Set Aside) – I enjoyed this book while reading it but don’t have time right now. I hope to get back to it soon!

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A Tale of Two Cities (Set Aside) – I’m re-reading this classic for part of an upcoming project of mine but set it down in favor of less heavy things right now.

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Gideon the Ninth (Set Aside) – I was enjoying this, but legit have no idea what’s going on. Is there a plot? Who knows!

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Hyperbole and a Half (Set Aside) – I’m slowly working my way through this book. It’s hilarious and definitely millennial humor.

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Where the Crawdads Sing (Set Aside/DNF) – I’m still not sure if this is a DNF for me, or just a Set Aside. Maybe it’s a Firm Set Aside. It just wasn’t interesting to me at all.


Still Reading

🌼 Birth of the Firebringer, by Meredith Ann Pierce (reread): Progress – 30%
🌼 Aurora Rising, by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (reread): Progress – 26%
🌼 The Fellowship of the Ring, by Tolkien: Progress – 41%


My Favorite Blog Posts This Month

There were some great blog posts this month, as always! Unfortunately I wasn’t as active on the blogosphere due to being sick for so long, but here are a few that caught my eye:

🌸 Jess @ Jessica Writes discussed how to get out of a reading slump.
🌸 Nimika @ Word Haven Blog listed out a wonderfully entertaining list of some of the greatest YA romantic quotes.
🌸 E @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook gave us a massive list of LGTBQ+ retellings.
🌸 Mug of Wit and Wisdom listed out a bunch of fun Canva images with their fav quotes.


What books did you read this past month? Have you read anything on my list? Let me know!

Happy reading!

8 thoughts on “September 2020 Wrap-Up”

  1. Aw please take care okay, cheers to an even better October! I quite enjoyed Where the Crawdads Sing though I was a bit annoyed at the switching timelines which disrupted the flow a lot.

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  2. Red, White, and Royal Blue is totally going on my to-read list!! My favorite book I read this month was The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, there’s a Knives Out feel to the book.

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