September Wrap-Up + Spook-tober TBR!

Posted October 1, 2015 by admin in Bookish Talks, Wrap Ups & TBR / 0 Comments

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I literally just blinked and September was over…where did the month go?! This past month wasn’t the best reading or blogging month, but I am pretty proud of what I have done since I had a busy month at school. Let’s do a quick run down of what I’ve read and posted this past month:

Books read:

♦ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

♦ Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

♦ Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

♦ The Princess Bride by William Goldman

♦ Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

♦ The Europeans by Henry James

♦ World War Z: An Oral History by Max Brooks

♦ The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Huck Finn, Moll Flanders, and The Europeans were all required readings for my lit classes, I haven’t reviewed them yet but I may do a review mash up after I write my  papers for them (don’t want to be accused for plagiarism :P). I also read a lot of short stories and poems for class as well but if I’m just going to leave them out.

Book Reviews:

♦ Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith (3.5 out of 5 stars)

♦ Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (4 out of 5 stars)

♦ Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (5 out of 5 stars)

Other Posts:

♦ I introduce a new series on my blog, where I plan to pot discussions on required readings.

♦ My buddy Paul guest reviews the movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

♦ I fangirl and gush about the time Rick Riordan tweeted me <3

♦ I participate in the Harry Potter Moment of the Week meme for the first time.

♦ Hajra nominated me for the Creative Blogger award and I shared some facts about myself.

♦ My friends and I discuss our favorite parts/theories for Screams Queens in my new series Scream Queens Saturdays!

Like I said, life was hectic so I kind of slacked on the blogging front but I am still proud for not quitting. Last school year I only posted in random bursts and this month I was a bit more consistent. This month is themed so I am aiming to post every day, but I may miss a day or two…

October is probably one of my favorite months of the year, I love the ‘atmosphere’ that comes along with it as well as the spooky reads that are published around this time! To celebrate my love for this special month I am naming this blogging month SPOOKTOBER (very original…lol). Basically the goal of Spooktober is to read Halloween-ish books and post Halloween themed blog posts- not all of my posts will be themed, but the majority of them will!

What am I considering Halloweenish? Basically any books that involve monsters, demons, mysteries, crimes, or are considered psychological thrillers are fair game. They just have to have a spooky vibe to them! Since I don’t usually follow monthly TBRs, I’m just going to list all of the books I own that fit in this category since it’ll be the pile I’ll choose from:

♦ The Whispers of the Fallen, Rebellion, and The Gathering of Shadows by J.D. Netto

♦ Miss Peregrines and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

♦ Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

♦ The Awesome by Eva Darrows

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Charming by Krystal Wade

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Asylum by Madeline Roux

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

The Witch Hunter by Victoria Boecker

Feral Nights by Cynthia Smith

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Took by Mary Downing Hahn

In a perfect world I would be able to read and review all of these books and read all of my required readings as well as ace all of my tests and papers. However, I, unfortunately, don’t live in a perfect world so I have to prioritize. I will definitely be rereading The Whispers of the Fallen so I can marathon and review the last book, which the author gave me an e-ARC of. I also really really want to read the Miss Peregrines books, Asylum, and The Awesome since they seem like perfect Halloween reads! I wish I can read them all but *sigh* school comes first!

What will you be reading this month?

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