September Wrap Up and October TBR

We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things with my reading motivation, and that’s all thanks to my two weeks isolation from work. For these past two weeks, I’ve honestly felt like Rapunzel in Tangled, and I’ve never related more to a song than to ‘When Will my Life Begin’! But on a positive note, these two week at home have allowed me to slowly catch up on my reading and plan lots of fun blog posts for October, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

I honestly don’t know why I make TBR list’s anymore, I don’t think I ever stick to them and then I end up disappointed and frustrated with my reading habits. So this month I’ve decided not to make myself TBR list but instead set myself a list of challenges, like a read-a-thon, to complete.

Also I’m almost at 600 follows, which is MAD, so if you’re new here and like what you see, then I’d really appreciate it if you gave me a follow!

September Wrap Up

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

I started this book in August and I finally finished it this month! The time taken to read this book has nothing to do with the book itself but my inability to find any reading motivation. Despite me taking a month to read this book, I loved it and found it the perfect conclusion to a masterfully artistic series that’s bursting with wonder and magic, and if you haven’t read it yet, then I highly recommend you do! I’ll leave a link to my series review here!

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This was our book of the month for September and it’s probably one of my favourites of the entire year. Maya Angelou is a wonder of words and manages to craft a personal story of her early years with such grace and harsh beauty that leaves audiences in awe. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book but it definitely surpassed all of my expectations and is a book that will stay with me for years to come.

Where I was From by Joan Didion

Another writer that I just admire with endless adoration and who’s books hold a special place in my heart. Despite being worlds away, there’s a sense of truth and relatability to Didion’s words that resonate with me.

October Challenges

It’s Spooky Season: Read something spooky/mysterious

Back to School: Read a Classic

Forgotten Reads: Read a book that’s been on your bookshelf for over a year

Autumn Leaves: Read a book with Orange on the cover

Trick or Treat: Choose two books and then either toss a coin or get someone else to choose your next read for you.


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