Hi, friends! Remember how last month I posted by August wrap up at like, the very very end of September? Well, apparently, that is becoming a trend. All I can say is school and I are not vibing particularly well in terms of having effort to write anything other than the two essays I have do every week (someone remind me why I want to be a history major again?). That all being said, my goal is to have my October wrap up written and posted by the 10th of next month, just to stop this cycle, but we will see what ends up happening. Anywho, let’s just jump right into the wrap up before more time passes and this gets even more ridiculously late.
Non-Bookish Things from September:
- I turned 20!! This is honestly still so wild to me, but I am like, no longer a teenager? Not quite sure who allowed that to happen, but it did.
- Brittany and I launched a blog for Sapphic Saturdays!! You can find it here, it’s so cool to have a joint blog solely dedicated to sapphic content, and I would love it if you would consider checking it out!!
- Brittany and I also launched a Sapphic Saturdays instagram! Over there we try to give sapphic recs everyday either by posting a picture ourselves or by sharing content on our stories! You can check that out here!
- At this point I honestly don’t remember much else that happened in September, but here is to trying harder to write a wrap up when I still remember things this month.
Movies and TV:
This past month Brianna and I rewatched the original Star Wars trilogy (and The Force Awakens, but the block editor is like not letting me put the poster so)! I love these movies so so much and rewatching them with my best friend was really nice and a good way to get my mind off of homework and the general chaos of the world for a little while. Plus, getting to see Luke and Leia always makes me ridiculously happy so <3.
Anywho, onto the 16 books I read last month! That seems like a lot, but it doesn’t feel like I actually read that much so I am confused lol. I know I didn’t read that much this month though, so at least the next wrap up should be shorter!
- Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
- I love this series so so much, this was my third (?) time rereading the first book and it is still just as much fun as the first time. I really love Aru as a character and seeing her grow throughout the books makes me very emo.
- Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
- I really really love the new characters introduced in this one, they all have such a fun dynamic and it just makes the books even more enjoyable than they were before (which is saying something).
- Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
- The new additions to the team in this book were also amazing and I love them all, but that ending? I am very upset that I have to wait until March of next year to find out what that was all about.
- Goldie Vance, Vol 3 by Hope Larson
- I really enjoyed this one, seeing Sugar be redeemed in Goldie’s mind and seeing the two of them become friends was really fun and special.
- Goldie Vance, Vol 4 by Hope Larson
- This one is definitely not my favorite of the series, but it is still really really fun and I love seeing Goldie solve crimes (even if she was in a slump).
- The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
- This book took me forever to finish, but that is honestly just because of school and life and also the amount of time I spent staring at the cover instead of actually reading the book. Regardless, I love this duology so so so so so much and it holds a very special place in my heart. Also, I love my girls Kyoshi and Rangi endlessly.
- Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
- I think this duology is my favorite out of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, which is hard to say because I love them all so much, but there is just something about Sal and Gabi. I am not quite sure what it is, it could be all of the amazing technology, interdimensional travel, the banter, American Stepmom, Principal Torres, the Gabi dads, or all of it.
- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- This book, man, this book. It is an automatic favorite, both for the year and in general. I have literally had a month to gather my coherent thoughts and haven’t been able to do that yet. I am planning a reread on Saturday with Brianna, so maybe after that I will be able to.
- Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
- This book was good, if a little confusing. I don’t know much of anything about Faith from the comics, I didn’t even really know these things existed until I randomly stumbled upon this book on twitter. Despite that, I enjoyed this overall and will most likely pick up the sequel whenever it comes out.
- A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian
- I read this when I was supposed to be writing an essay, so most of my memories looking back on it are filled with Stress, but that is okay. This was a sweet little novella and it makes me want to read more sapphic historical fiction.
- Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
- I really love Rory Power’s writing and I loved this even more than her debut (most likely because it wasn’t as horror-esque as that one), I can’t wait to read her future books.
- We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
- I reread this book with Brianna for September’s sapphic Saturday in honor of the next book coming out, and then I just never read the second book, which is pretty on brand for the rest of this wrap up. This book always breaks my heart and I love it so much, I can’t explain.
- We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
- I reread this book so that I could read the second book and I uh, never did. Hopefully next month before we repeat the process again.
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
- I ,,,, loved this book so much. I think I am going to go ahead and reread this and the first at the end of November and then finish the series but I am also very scared because this book hurt me enough, I can’t imagine the ending.
- These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
- This book was very witchy and very fun, I want to read the next book soon but I have seen people saying it disappointed them and that makes me nervous, so we’ll see.
I also read The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin for school last month, then wrote an essay on it and promptly forgot everything about it, so yeah.
Alright, that is it for September! I’ll be realistic this time and say that my next post will be my October wrap up, school and I are just not getting along for much more than that. There is a chance there could be an ARC review before then but who knows. What about you, how was your September? Have you read any of these? Let’s chat in the comments below!