Oh September, you’ve brought a lot of lovely things, but also a lot of stress to this fangirl. September was a great month for me as a blogger—I finally starting sharing reviews of SO many of the amazing books coming out this fall (sorry not sorry for the review overload) and I participated in a campaign for two of my all-time favorite books, Vicious and Vengeful. Regarding my personal life, September was busy and quite stressful. I began the fall semester of my junior year of college- is it me, or is junior year of anything (I’m looking at you high school) insanely stressful?- and I had someone very close to me have some health struggles. Thankfully, they’re doing much better now. I always appreciate this space and you, but I especially loved blogging this month as a way for me to de-stress and remind me of love for blogging and reading!
Bonjour Girl by Isabelle Laflèche (ARC)| 3/5 Stars
Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (ARC)| 5/5
Rule by Ellen Goodlett (ARC)| 4/5
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Reread) | 5/5
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab | 5/5
Odd One Out by Nic Stone (ARC )| 4/5
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden | 5/5
I definitely watch more TV during the school year and I definitely craved light-hearted and sweet TV shows this month.
Sugar Rush- I went on bit of a Cake Wars binge before I left home for the semester, so Netflix’s Sugar Rush seemed like the next best thing. AND IT WAS. Sugar Rush is a three-round challenge baking show. I enjoyed how it was a little different than most challenge shows, and it gave me plenty of bakers to follow on Instagram.
Zumbo’s Just Desserts- Since I couldn’t get enough Zumbo on Sugar Rush, his own challenge show on Netflix came at the perfect time. This Australian baking show has the perfect combination of American baking shows and The Great British Baking Show. A little bit of flash and drama with really sweet people and really sweet desserts.
BEST FALL THRILLER: Sadie Review
REAL WORLD YA: People Kill People Review
HELLO AGAIN HIDEO: Wildcard Review
TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: Check, Please!: #Hockey Review
CUTEST YA COVER: Unclaimed Baggage Review
Bonjour Girl by Isabelle Laflèche
BACK TO SCHOOL REVIEW: The List by Siobhan Vivian
Meeting Modern Darcy: Pride Review
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FICTION: The War Outside Review
Top Five Wednesday: 2018 Contemporary Covers
Monthly Recommendations: Binge-Worthy Series
Summer Reading Wrap-Up & Favorites
READING & REWATCHES: August Wrap Up
Finished my first full month of school- I’m sure many of my fellow college bloggers can understand, but it feels SO GOOD to say that I survived the first full month of being back to school. While it’s been really awesome to be back with my friends and I’ve been actually enjoying my classes, my workload this year is much more intense compared to my first two years.
Reorganizing my bookshelves- I decided to reorganize my bookshelves on a somewhat whim this past Friday afternoon. My shelves definitely needed some love and I’m so happy with the results. Below is what my floor looked like when I laid out everything from my shelves.
Going to the MET- I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time ever on a school field trip. While I admit that I am not the biggest art person, I’m so happy I was able to visit the MET with the Heavenly Bodies exhibit was still on display. I loved seeing both the old and new couture fashions. Also, isn’t the outfit below SO Lila Bard (Shades of Magic)??
What did you read & watch in September? Share in the comments!