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September Recap & Haul Time!

October 5, 2021

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:

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?



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  • Reply Caro @ bookcheshirecat October 5, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Looks like you had a fantastic reading month, Destiny! It’s great that you’re getting back into reading again 🥰 September wasn’t the best for me, but I read some great books! My favorites were The Girl from the Sea, Nevermoor, Dark Waters and Starsight 💕

  • Reply passmethatbook October 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

    So many 5 star reads! Glad you had such a successful September month! ❤️ Yay for the reading slump being over!

  • Reply frayedbooks October 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    You had such a great month, I’m so happy for you that you were able to read every single day, that’s amazing!!! ….and I might’ve preordered like 3 or 5 or IDK how many copies of Empire of the Vampire too so. I feel ya LOL. (I think I only had 3. But if another one shows up on my doorstep, I wouldn’t be surprised.)

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators October 5, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    I’m so glad you managed to achieve your goal of 30 books in 30 days with such fabulous books! And I had already put Garlic and the Vampire on hold the first time I saw it mentioned in one of your posts, but now I’m even more excited to read it!

  • Reply Mary Drover October 14, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Ahhhh, I’m so glad to see you liked Horrid! I’ve been thinking about it nonstop lately, and I really need to reread it soon.

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