Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up: September 2016


Hi and welcome to a new monthly wrapup!

September has been a pretty blessed book month. There were so many great book releases, among which were some of my most anticipated books. I started of the month with the rest of my Throne of Glass series re-read in anticipation of Empire of Storms. And then there was Empire of Storms itself – FINALLY! And then… the Sarah J. Maas book hangover.

Now, the funny thing is, my book hangover took a completely different turn than it usually does. Normally I would just re-read the Sarah J. Maas book in question for weeks and not read anything else. This time, however, I went on a book-reading binge. Not fantasy, because I was not in the mood for fantasy for weeks after Empire of Storms. But a contemporary romance binge. I read some YA and new adult contemporaries and I LOVED it. I’m back to my fantasy in the meantime, but I’m also kinda still in the mood for contemporary romance. So hey, why not? I’ll just keep reading whatever my mood tells me to read!

Here’s my wrap-up:

What I read

september wrap up

  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (re-read)
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (re-read)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (review)
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (review)
  • Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall (review)
  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (review)
  • Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (review)
  • Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (review)
  • Wanderlost by Jen Malone (review)
  • A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir (review)

Other blog features

Top Ten Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
  • Timekeeper by Tara Sim (read)
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer (read)
  • The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst (read)
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (read)
Tag Thursday
  • The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag (read)
  • Hamilton Book Tag (read)
Bookish Bites
  • Throne of Glass TV Show, Simon Movie & Captive Prince Short Story News (read)

What I listened to

I made a Spotify playlist of my all-time favorites for a Top Ten Tuesday post this month (10 Music-Related Facts About Me) and honestly, I’ve been listening to that playlist a lot. It’s huge and it’s a chaotic mess of genres but I love it <3

What I Watched

Honestly, not much. I’m still on my Gilmore Girls marathon, but things have slowed down a lot. I WANT to start watching so many shows though (Stranger Things is just one of them) and the new tv season is about to start, so here’s hoping I’ll get some quality couch-time in soon!

What’s on the October TBR

AHH, OCTOBER! MY MOST FAVORITE OF ALL FAVORITE MONTHS OF THE YEAR! HALLOWEEN! (Sorry about the capslock – had to get the excitement of my chest first of all)

Okay, so…

Since I LOVE Halloween AND I’m trying to expand my reading horizons, I’ll be participating in the Halloween Readathon hosted by Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. The goal is to read some thrillers, horror or paranormal books and complete some challenges between October 10th and October 31st. I’ll put my TBR for this in a separate post.

Other than that I’m leaving my TBR open for now as I just want to follow my bookish mood swings wherever they may take me!

How was your September? What did you read? What did you listen to and what did you watch? And what are your plans for October?


  1. oh I cannot wait to see what creepy books you read this October. I am on the creepy kick myself, cause well, it’s October 😀
    I love Gilmore Girls, I cannot wait for the 4 part event

    1. Yes, October is the perfect month for reading scary and creepy books! I have a tentative TBR which I will post tomorrow (tentative because I’m a mood reader and well… things can always change 😉 )
      I’m also super excited about the Gilmore Girls 4 part event! I’m counting down the days until then 🙂

  2. You are making me want to watch Gilmore Girls now, ahah. I only watched a few episodes recently, but I want to watch all seasons now, ahah, I wish I could binge-watch this show for a week straight, it’s just so good ahah 🙂

    1. Yay, another Gilmore Girls fan 😉 It’s my go-to show to watch when I want to laugh or be instantly cheered up! Though it’s been a while since I binge-watched ALL the seasons, but the revival has me so excited so now’s the perfect time!

  3. Every month I’m like “I should start Throne of Glass” but never have ? hopefully I will soon!! I need to read An Ember in the Ashes too. I love your Spotify playlist! So many good bands.

    1. Ah, I know the feeling with so many other books 😉 So many books out there and so little time! But I do hope you’ll enjoy them when you get to them.
      And thank you for the music recommendations! I’ve been discovering so many great new bands lately (well, new for me anyway) and I love it 🙂

  4. Seems like a lot of book bloggers love Halloween, haha. Can’t say I love it either way, seeing as I’ve never actually participated in one before. Hopefully one day! There’s no age limits to trick or treating right? Right?? I’m personally not a big fan of horror. Though I’ve recently been reading Lockwood & Co. But that’s not really terrifying.

    1. It’s only been a few years that Halloween has really become a thing in Belgium too (though I’ve always loved it for some reason)! Except the only thing we don’t have is the Trick or Treat tradition which is a pity because it’s one of the most fun traditions of Halloween. Maybe it will still come in a few years though… And I agree, there should not be any age limits to trick or treating 😉
      I used to be more into horror when I was younger, but now I mostly only like it around Halloween. I prefer thrillers and paranormal stories to get in the Halloweeny mood though 🙂

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