September ’20 Wrap Up

Hey ya’ll!

I am a little later than I have been recently, but I’m super excited to share with ya’ll all the books I read in the month of September. It was a super busy month so there’s definitely a particular theme to the books I managed to read (not counting the ones I read for school). I am also still super request happy so there’s a lot of library books that I have read and I’m planning to read. Either way, I can’t wait to talk about these!

SO let’s get started!

Personal Thoughts

September was one of the busiest months I’ve had in a really long time. School started up again towards the end of August and really picked up last month. It’s been really hard to get used to being in classes online for so many hours at a time. I have been having back problems because I’m sitting in a fold out chair day after day so I definitely need to fix that! And because of this weird new schedule, I’ve been struggling with my mental health as well. I thought I had this new normal mostly figured out but classes threw a wrench in that idea and now I’m trying to scramble to get it together again. Hopefully things start looking up soon!

Library Book Haul

Book Haul

*I would like to thank HarperCollins for sending me a copy of Miss Meteor, I can’t wait to read it!

Books I Read

  1. Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen – I am not sure how I feel about this series just yet. Each book is so completely different from each other that I can’t seem to grasp anything cohesive besides the setting and common characters. However, I really enjoy each romance! This one was particular sweet despite some of the darker themes within it as well. It left me hopeful which is always great!
  2. Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid – I have had this book on my TBR for a really long time! I actually got the free ebook during a promotion years ago and I just never got around to reading it. However, when I picked up the Winston Brothers series and I realized it was a spin off of this one, I had to dive in! Unfortunately, it didn’t really live up to my expectations. It was engaging but not as entertaining as I expected. I am used to laugh out funny from Penny Reid and this wasn’t quite there, but still good!
  3. Sure Shot (Brooklyn #4) by Sarina Bowen – This series has been one of my favorites for awhile, and I thought this was the end! Apparently, it’s not but I still enjoyed the way this book developed. I liked how the relationship developed and some of the tropes that were used. I am interested to see what else will come from this series because I am having a hard time keeping up with characters now! haha.
  4. Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City #2) by Penny Reid – Despite the fact that the first book of this series was kind of a disappointment, I LOVED this sequel! I love how the author flipped the trope on its head and made it new and exciting. I really enjoyed all the banter and funny situations. This book gave me all the laugh out loud funny that I missed from the first book!
  5. Love Hacked (Knitting in the City #3) by Penny Reid – Because the second book was so great, I decided to keep going and read the third book! Again, not quite what I was expecting. It kind of got… really weird? haha. I guess you could describe it as far fetched but that’s also part of the rest of the series so I shouldn’t have been too surprised. But while I did enjoy the story, it took me some time to get into it and finish it.
  6. Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen – Despite my ongoing ups and downs with this series, this is by far my favorite! It’s a great combination of this series with the Brooklyn one that I mentioned up to. One of the coolest things about the romance books I’ve managed to pick up is the possibility of overlap in characters and having that here did NOT disappoint! I love seeing some of my old favorite characters with some new ones. It just brought me a lot of joy! haha.
  7. Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen – This book was definitely a lot heavier than the one before I think. I feel like once I read this book, I got into the rhythm of the series a little bit more. There’s always an under current of angst and drama, but like most romances, there’s always a lot of fun and happy endings. I think I was really surprised by this particular couple, but I loved the bisexual main character and her journey!

Challenges Update

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge – 66/50 (132%)
  • Read It While It’s Hot Challenge – 6/12
  • Finishing the Series Challenge – 8/12

So that’s it for this post! Thank you so much for reading! I hope ya’ll had a good month and that your reading is all you were hoping for. Let me know if you’ve read any of the books on my list 🙂

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