It’s time for a look at my September reading life!
It’s time for another wrap-up/haul post! If you read my October TBR post, you’ll know I challenged myself to a book per day in September, no matter the length — and I succeeded! The good news is that it helped me kick the remainder of my reading slump and reminded me of why I love reading so much, and so often. The bad news is that it’s making for a doozy of a wrap-up post, so I’m going to keep this very short by only giving star ratings, with maybe a single sentence of my thoughts on a few of the more memorable things I read last month.
First, what I read:
1. Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ One of my favorite graphic novels I’ve read in a long time!
2. Oddball by Sarah Andersen — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. The Banquet by Villimey Mist — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine — ⭐⭐⭐💫
5. Sea of Thieves Collection by Jeremy Whitley — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
6. Where Hope Comes From by Nikita Gill — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Immensely inspiring and hopeful!
7. A is for Antichrist by Iain Rob Wright — ⭐⭐
8. Globcow #1 by Jeremy Shipp — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
9. How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ THE ACTUAL CUTEST AND GOOFIEST BABIES
10. Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just as good and creepy as I hoped it would be!
11. In the Flesh by Kealan Patrick Burke — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
12. The Girl From the Sea by Molly Ostertag — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
13. She Kills Me by Jennifer Wright — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
14. The House by Phillip Sevy — ⭐⭐⭐
15. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa — ⭐⭐⭐💫
16. Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh — ⭐⭐⭐
17. Horrid by Katrina Leno — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
18. Stuck on You by Jasper Bark — ⭐⭐⭐💫
19. Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolfe — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ One of my favorite poetry collections of all time.
20. Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
21. Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories by Sonora Taylor — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
22. Spell On Wheels by Kate Leth — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
23. Transmuted by Eve Harms — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
24. Fanged Dandelion by Eric LaRocca — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
25. Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
26. Intensity by Dean Koontz — ⭐⭐⭐
27. Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel by Ruta Sepetys — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
28. I Love You, Call Me Back by Sabrina Benaim — ⭐⭐⭐
29. Another Kind by Trevor Bream & Cait May — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Literally one of the most wholesome reading experiences of my life
30. Exposed Nerves by Lucy A. Snyder — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
And now, for some recent hauls:
- The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marin (review copy; adult horror)
- The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (review copy; adult romance)
- The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by Eric LaRocca (purchase; adult horror short story collection)
- The Cockroach King by Andrew Cull (purchase; adult horror)
- Peel Back and See by Mike Thorn (review copy; adult horror short story collection)
- To Offer Her Pleasure by Ali Seay (purchase; adult horror)
- Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (purchase; adult fantasy… I may have pre-ordered three copies, oops)
- Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (review copy; adult sci-fi romance) ← I know this new cover is very polarizing, but I think it’s gorgeous and IDGAF 😂
- In Darkness, Delight: Fear the Future edited by Andrew Lennon & Evans Light (review copy; adult horror/sci-fi anthology)
- Bitter by Awkaeke Emezi (review copy; YA fantasy)
And finally, a little life update:
Nothing much to update here, really! We had a few comfy days, but it won’t feel like autumn where I live until probably late October – not that it’s stopped me from diving into all the autumn season vibes. 🍂🍁 September was the first month in almost two years where I found myself really wanting to read everyday, and it was kind of magical. I think this was one of the longest and worst reading slumps of my life, and I can’t even describe how happy I am that it feels like it’s over! Other than a LOT of reading, I mostly just played a ton of Roblox games with my 5-year-old, started a new obsession with the new MMO New World, and drank way too much pumpkin pie flavored coffee. 😂
How was your September? What was your favorite book you read or hauled, or what was something nice that happened in your life?
— destiny ♥