Monday, October 2, 2017

September Monthly Wrap Up!

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone!  I must admit that not much has happened this month, but I did enjoy most of the new TV shows coming this fall!  Among the shows I've enjoyed watching was the Orville and Ghosted.  I liked Star Trek Discovery also, except because it only comes online now, I can't really watch the show until it comes out on DVD.  As for the Inhumans, I didn't really enjoy the pilot episode since the characters were unlikable and the pacing was too slow.  Let's hope that the show gets better later on.

On the Blog:

I didn't actually get much reading done this month, even though I've received a lot of new ARCs for the month.  I'm still trying to keep track of my ARCs and I'm still trying to bring up my NetGalley ratio so I won't have to worry about missing a deadline for these books.  Also, I actually got the chance to participate in Banned Books week, so I love reading banned books so much!  I hope to participate in the next Banned Books week and showcase another book that I've enjoyed!  I also created a brand new book meme called "Recommend Me This!  Saturdays" where you get the chance to recommend books that you think other readers would enjoy!  Please feel free to join in the fun!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 

5. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (101)
6. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (102)
7. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (103)
8. [Sunday Post]  The Sunday Post Meme (104)
9.   [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #45: September 3, 2017
10. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #46: September 10, 2017
11. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #47: September 17, 2017
12. [Book Photo Sundays]  Book Photo Sundays #48: September 24, 2017
13. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #27: September 2, 2017
14. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #28: September 9, 2017
15. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #29: September 16, 2017
16. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #30 September 23, 2017
17. [Stacking the Shelves]  Stacking the Shelves #31: September 30, 2017
26. [It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]  It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #9: September 4, 2017
27. [My TBR List]  My TBR List #3 - September 2017
31. [Recommend Me This! Saturdays]  Recommend Me This! Saturdays #1: September 2, 2017
32. [Recommend Me This! Saturdays]  Recommend Me This! Saturdays #2: September 9, 2017
33. [Recommend Me This! Saturdays]  Recommend Me This! Saturdays #3: September 16, 2017
34. [Recommend Me This! Saturdays]  Recommend Me This! Saturdays #4: September 23, 2017
35. [Recommend Me This! Saturdays]  Recommend Me This! Saturdays #5: September 30, 2017
40. [First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros]   First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #2: Caraval by Stephanie Garber




1. [Old Book Review]  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
4. [Old Book Review]  Need by Carrie Jones
6. [Old Book Review]  When a Texan Gambles by Jodi Thomas


1. Bookish Bingo: Summer 2017 : 0/25
2. Alphabet Soup Challenge 2017 : 8/26
3. Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2017 : 9/25
4. Picture Book Reading Challenge 2017 : 28/102
5. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 : 7/25
6. Banned / Challenged Books Challenge 2017 : 1/6
7. Pages Read Challenge 2017 : 3,236/12,000 pages
8. Color Coded Challenge 2017 : 7/9
9. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017 : 2/5
10. NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 : 20/25
11. 10th Annual Graphic Novel and Manga Reading Challenge 2017 : 17/52
12. Library Love Challenge 2017 : 23/36
13. Discussion Challenge 2017 : 14/20
14. Horror Reading Challenge: 2
15. Retellings Reading Challenge 2017: 2
16. 2017 YA Reading Challenge: 3
17. Read Diverse 2017: 3
18. Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge: 3/24
19. 2017 Halloween Bingo: 0/10

 Book Stats for September:

Total Number of Books Read: 4
Children's Books: 2
Graphic Novels: 1
Young Adult Books: 1
NetGalley Books: 2
ARC Books: 1
5 Star Reads: 2
4.5 Star Reads: 2
Average Rating: 4.75
Male Authors: 4
Stand Alone: 4
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 17
Total ARC Books for the Year: 5
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 3
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 53

Blog Stats for September: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (102) - 121 views
Most Commented Post: Waiting on Wednesday #56: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano 40 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: The Frog Prince by Mike Klaassen

October TBR:

* I have decided to change up my TBR list for October since I really want to read some scary books for October!  I'm currently reading Caraval and I'm nearly through with it, so that might be checked off soon enough!

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. I didn’t do much in September, either. I mostly watched TV. I hope you have a great October!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I also didn't do too much in September, I mainly watched TV as well.

    I read When Dimple Met Rishi last month and really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it! I just borrowed Caraval from the library, I started it and almost finished it but it expired before I could actually finish it so I'm starting again in October.

    I hope you have a wonderful October!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  3. I hope you get the chance to read some scary books this month. Looks like you had a few great reads in September.

  4. You had a ton of posts this month. I read Caraval and When Dimple Met Rishi as part of my debut author challenge. I enjoyed both books very much and look forward to more by the authors.