September Wrap Up and October TBR

October is my favourite month of the entire year; I love cosy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes and all of the autumnal vibes, plus it’s my birthday month, so that’s an added bonus! I’ve got a lot to look forward to this month, not only have a booked a cheeky weekend down in London but I’m also going back to EDINBURGH! Edinburgh is one of my favourite places in the entire world and I can’t wait to spend a couple of days exploring more of this beautiful city! One day I’ll live there, but right now I’ll just have to settle for a couple of days here and there!

I start every month with a promise that the next month would be better, that I’d finally sort my routine and break out of this horrible cycle of disappointment, and so far I’ve yet to keep that promise! Whoops! BUT this month will be different! I turn 24 this much and it’s about time I sort my life out and start focusing my energy back into myself. I’ve made a monthly to-do list and at the top of that list is to ‘get back into blogging’, it’s something that I’ve really missed and I can’t wait to bring some of my post ideas to life!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my followers (new and old!) for welcoming back into this community. I took a couple of months off for my metal health and it truly felt like a piece of me was missing. I find it crazy to think that I’ve never met any of you, but I consider you all some of you as great friends who always make me smile with your kind and lovely comments and positive energy! I wish I could give you all a huge cuddle, so here a virtual hug!

September Wrap Up

I didn’t read much this month, but what I did read completely blew me away and gifted me with a reading experience like no other.

The House on the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune – This book is like a warm hug, it’s wonderful. It completely surpassed my expectations and filled me with so much love and joy. Thank you to everyone who recommended this book, it’s quickly become one of my favourite reads of the year and if you still haven’t read it yet then I HIGHLY recommend you do, it’s beautiful.

October TBR

I love read-a-thons and one of my favourite things about them is picking my TBR based on the different prompts, so I think each month I’m going to set myself a few challenges rather than a selection of books I probably won’t read! I’m very much a mood reader with a huge TBR who also struggles with making decisions (that’s the Libra in me), so it’s no surprise that I don’t ever stick to structured monthly TBR’s! I’m ready to change things up and try something a little different! I’m also really behind in my Goodread’s reading challenge (12 books to be exact!) so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

Read something spooky: It’s spooky season! It wouldn’t be an October TBR without a few frightening reads!

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, Wilder Girls by Rory Power, The Chalkman by C.J. Tudor

Read a book off my ’25 books challenge’: Alli @The Book Giraffe shared 30 books she wanted to read in the 30 months before she turns 30, so I thought I’d make my own list of book I want to read before I turn 25!

Keep an eye out for a post coming soon!

Read a book about witches: I’ve just started re-watching Merlin and I’m really craving a bit of magic, specifically books that involve witches and sorcerers!

Windwitch by Susan Dennard, Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin, The Bone Witch by Ron Chupeco, The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Read a book off my out-of-control TBR: My TBR is embarrassing and I’m not allowed to buy any more books until I sort it out and get it under control! The problem is that since joining bookstagram I’m constantly seeing great book recommendations that I can’t help but add to my Goodread’s shelves!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

My September TBR 2018


It’s not long now till I head back up to Chester to start my third and final year of university! It’s scary how fast these past two years have gone and it’s even scarier looking at my workload for my final year. So this means that I sadly won’t have much time to read books that I want to read as I’ll be too busy reading set texts and books for my dissertation. I still have about a month before I go back so it’s time for some serious reading and I’m even considering of doing a 24-hour read-a-thon! There are so many books that I still want to read but I’m going to have to limit myself and set a realistic target, so here are the books I want to read before I got back to university!

Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir – I read the first book in this series when I was on holiday (expect a review soon) and I fell utterly in love with it, so naturally, I had to jump on Amazon and order the next book. The first book left us on such a cliff-hanger and the storyline for the next book is right up my street. If I’m going to read anything before I go back then its definitely this book and I can’t recommend it enough!

They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera – I’ve started reading this book but it’s one of those books which I can only read at certain times as its main focus is on death and how short life really is, a topic which I’ve always struggled to digest. I wasn’t expecting this book to hit me this hard and I’m finding it difficult to find the motivation to carry on reading it, but I’m so intrigued by this storyline that I need to finish it. This is my first Adam Silvera book and from just 100 pages I’m really enjoying his emotional and meaningful writing style.

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody – I read Foody’s Daughter on the Burning City and absolutely loved all her characters and the magical world and storyline she had created so when I heard she’d released a new book I was eager to give it a read. To make things worse my sister is currently reading it and keeps teasing me about the plot by having mini-freakouts!

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch – Another author whose first book I’ve read and loved. My aim is to finish this series by the end of the year and although I can’t remember much about the plot I do remember enjoying it. Sara Raasch has also released a new book called These Rebel Waves which I’m buzzing for and is something right up my street so as soon as I finish this series I’m going to move on to her new one.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman – I’ve only heard good things about this series and I hope that this book gets me out of my current reading slump! If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it so please leave a comment below.