September ’17 Haul & Wrap-up

September 30, 2017

September is literally my favorite month to say goodbye to, because… well, y’know, it means October is starting, and – I really talk about my love for the month of October too much, don’t I?

I had a pretty stellar reading month, and a shamefully good haul month, so let’s cut to the chase!

September Wrap-Up


Uzumaki: Spiral Into Horror ★★★☆☆ (mini review)
Scott Pilgrim, Vol 2 ★★★☆☆
Fables, Vol 1 ★★★★☆ (mini review)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ★★★★☆ (mini review)
I Shall Not Be Moved ★★★☆☆ (mini review)
Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★★★ (review)
Fowl Language: The Struggle is Real ★★★★☆ (mini review)
The Park Bench ★☆☆☆☆ (mini review)
Water Memory ★★★★☆ (mini review)
Brooding YA Hero ★★★★☆ (review)
How to Be Perfectly Unhappy ★★★★☆
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World ★★★★★
Starfish ★★★★★ (review)
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys ★★★★☆ (review)
The Walking Dead, Vol 1 ★★★★★
Saga, Vol 4 ★★★☆☆
Fables, Vol 2 ★★★★☆
Saga, Vol 5 ★★★★★
Black Bird of the Gallows ★★★★☆ (review)
The Roanoke Girls ★★★★★ (review)
Locke & Key, Vol 3 ★★★★★ (mini review)
Locke & Key, Vol 4 ★★★★☆ (mini review)
The Dream Thieves ★★★★★ (review)
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 2 ★★★☆☆
27 Hours ★★★★☆
Locke & Key, Vol 5 ★★★★★ (mini review)
Locke & Key, Vol 6 ★★★★★ (mini review)
The Creeps ★★★★★
Depression & Other Magic Tricks ★★★☆☆
Wild Beauty ★★★★★

Another month full of graphic novels! I’ve been utilizing my library a lot lately, as you can see…

Average rating for the month: 4.1/5 (holy smokes!)
Percentage of September TBR completed: 79.3% (not bad)

Now, for the ridiculousness hauls!

Amazon/BAM!/misc purchases:


*peeking out from behind fingers over eyes* Is it over?

Scary Stories Treasury
House of Furies
The Raven Boys
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
The Raven King
Odd Thomas
Before She Ignites
There’s Someone Inside Your House
Hunting Prince Dracula
An Enchantment of Ravens
The Language of Thorns
Tower of Dawn

The collector’s edition of The Lightning Thief is pictured here, but it was actually a gift from my sweet friend Melanie over at Novel Descent!



Which means I spent about as much for everything in this photo as I would have spent on four adult hardbacks from Barnes & Noble… *ahem*

Every Heart a Doorway
The Search for Wondla
The Screaming Staircase
This Monstrous Thing
Rot & Ruin
The Accident Season
These Shallow Graves
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The Mime Order
The Song Rising
Percy Jackson box set
The Graveyard Book
Mary: The Summoning
Mary: Unleashed
The Deep
City of Bones
Mostly Void, Partially Stars



And I Darken
Now I Rise

ARCs/finished review copies:


One book is missing because it showed up after I took these photos, and who the hell retakes blog photos?

The Gatekeepers
The Midnight Dance
27 Hours
North of Happy
The Creeps
The Innocence Treatment



AKA “kindle sales are my life!”

And the Trees Crept In
Ghost Story
Eliza and Her Monsters
Poison Study
Walk on Earth a Stranger



Strange Weather
Depression & Other Magic Tricks
Echo After Echo
The Hazel Wood
Ghost Slayer

As you can see, I requested waaaaay less ARCs – print and digital – this month than I did in August… but I kind of made up for it with a healthy dose of retail therapy. Whoops! #noregrets

How was your reading month? Did you haul anything you want to show off? Let me know in the comments!

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    1. Oh my freaking god. You. Are. Insane.

      But. Seriously.

      – At least I have my birthday and road trip as an excuse for my ridiculous haul, haha :’D]

      1. Bahahahaah I KNOW. It’s a curse. October will be rough too because of my birthday and thrifting. Sooooo if my November haul isn’t like “lol jk just these 2 netgalley ARCs”… MAKE ME STOP lmao.

        1. I’m pretty sure there’s no stopping you.. Like.. At all, haha!
          I’m hoping I’ll remember your birthday on the day itself but since I’m a disaster when it comes to remembering dates.. HAPPY WAY TOO EARLY BIRTHDAY :’D

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