September 2016: Month in Review

What I’ve Been Up To:


After managing to be ahead of my ARCs for a while, I’ve finally fallen under the mass of September ARCs. I hope to catch back up in November, but we’ll see. A bit disheartening that.

Here are the book haul photo (can you tell I’ve been slacking at Bookstagram?):


Well, I’ve officially entered the last year of my 20s, and I’m totally not freaking out about that at all.

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Um, mostly September was pretty low key, an attempt to mentally recover from buying a new car. I did get some new shoes this weekend though, because Kenneth Cole is closing down their retail stores to become an etailer only, so their shit was on sale.

Movies & TV:

Watched the debate, which was both wonderful and terrible. I super don’t understand those people who don’t think Hillary is likable, because omfg she looked like she was having the best time ever, and she slayed up there.


I finished my That 70s Show binge, and man did the last season of that show totally blow. I’m glad I watched the show because, as a whole, it was so much better than anticipated but yiiiiiikes. Ship level: MEGA FRUSTRATE.


Boyfriend and I watched Stranger Things, and we actually both enjoyed it (never a given). It did scare me, but the plot was super intriguing and I adore Eleven. Ship level: they’re all babies so yeah no.


Now I’m watching season 1 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which I also like more than I expected. (September was apparently the month of trying shows I didn’t think I’d be into. While I thought I’d love the musical numbers, it’s actually just the main character and the show’s diversity that I love. Okay, I also love the ship but the premise makes that a case of slow burn to a painful degree. Ship level: I’m burning slowly.


Reviews Posted:


It was a weird month for DNFs, because a whole lot of these were books I legitimately felt confident I’d love. But alas, life doesn’t turn out like you expect it to.

The Summer Dragon - Todd Lockwood
The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta
The Muse - Jessie Burton
Into White - Randi Pink
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
Tell the Wind and Fire - Sarah Rees Brennan
Away We Go - Emil Ostrovski
The Haters - Jesse Andrews
The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace #2) - Erin Bow
The Female of the Species -Mindy McGinnis
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

One response to “September 2016: Month in Review”

  1. I also did not like The Female of Species and I was starting to think it was just me, because I’ve seen many glowing reviews. I was so ready to love it, like her previous books, but nope. Not for me.
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