Hello! Today I have my September wrap up to share with you, and spoiler… it did not go well.
I didn’t have a great reading month, about a week in, I got into a little bit of a reading slump that I am still trying to navigate. I only read three books. I did attempt to take part in the Theatreathon hosted by the lovely people over at TeaTimeLit, however I did not do very well in that either! Although, the three books that I did read did meet some of those prompts, so at least that is that!
The books that I did read, were all great reads so let’s get into the books I read this month!
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
This was a reread for me! I don’t even know what number reread this was for me, it has been so many times. It was a great comfort for me, yet again, and I am so happy that I have wrapped up my reread of The Mortal Instruments series, and I am looking forward to moving onto The Dark Artifices series, which I personally think is the best shadowhunter series so far!
Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis
I was really craving a quick, dramatic contemporary, and Roman and Jewel was the perfect book for that! It was jam-packed with drama and was a really funny novel. Roman and Jewel gives Romeo and Juliet the Hamilton treatment, and centres around the people who play the leads in the show. I can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for a fun insta-romance. I did review this book too, so you can check it out – here.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
So I am not actually familiar with the original story of Merlin, but I didn’t felt like that impacted my enjoyment of Legendborn! There was quite a lot going on, so I will definitely need to reread this one before the sequel, and I feel like it is one that I haven’t retained a lot of information after finishing the novel. Although, I am not very good at remembering books after I read them in general, to be honest. Despite this, I really loved it! It felt like such a unique novel incorporating magic and demons and it was so good.
If you saw my post on Thursday, Entering the Last Quarter of the Year, you may have seen that I have decided to reduce my reading goal for the year. It was set at 100, but as of the 1st October, I have read 56. With that, I have decided to reduce my reading goal to 75. I think it is still enough of a challenge, but a much more achievable goal. I am going to be really busy at work the next few months, as well as focusing on rewriting my novel and NaNoWriMo.
That being said, if I pass 75 before December, I will up the goal again. Every year I tend to change my goal depending on how I am doing until December. As soon as I get to the 1st December, I won’t change it anymore. I find it more enjoyable this way – because this challenge should not be stressful and should just be a bit of fun.
How are your reading goals going for the year? What did you read this month?