Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2019

Morning, bloggers!

September was insane. And I warn you now that the post is long! I honestly didn’t think the month could end soon enough. It simply wasn’t my favourite. So I’m glad to see it go.

Now October is here, I cannot wait to see all the Halloween decorations pop up! On a personal matter, Mom will have finished her cancer treatments by next Monday. And I am counting down the days to hear the gong ring. She deserves it. And I’ll be glad to see cancer in the rearview mirror.

Now, let’s get to the post! I hope you love the read.

Well, I never expected myself to read eleven books in one month. No. Never in my life have I ever read that much before. But here I am. And I’m drowning in reviews right now. But I’m slightly to blame, right? Right? Damn you, authors, for all these great books.

Father Mine by J. R. Ward


You all know my love for Zsadist and Bella. But I was worried about loving this novella. I want more of the both of them, but when they’re against each other, the storyline sometimes suffers. However, I love how these two characters find themselves. Another great Black Dagger Brotherhood addition.


Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin


Me reading a witch book? Really? I rarely get to them. But when I went to the HarperCollins Frenzy Presents, I was sold by the pitch. A witch marrying a witch hunter. What can possibly go wrong? I love the easy writing, banter, sexual tension, and enemy-to-lover storytelling.


Burnout by Coralee June


I don’t typically read contemporary books. But I’m sure loving the genre lately. I want to dabble into more different novels and find myself beautiful characters. This novel is a strictly taboo, teacher-and-student love story. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing. And yes, I shed a few tears by the end.


Cruel by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy


Okay, let me get this out first: yes, I wanted to smack the main character for letting the boys walk all over her. But the way the authors wrote the novel makes me love it more. I couldn’t get enough of it and finished it within twenty-four hours.


Void by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy


Void is a fun paranormal reverse harem. If you’re looking for a light bully romance with tons of haters-to-lovers storyline, then Void is your best bet. The main character is strong and relatable.


The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young


Perhaps my expectations of this sequel are what killed my love of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the book as much as I did with Adrienne’s debut novel. I was thrilled to see the older characters I fell hard for, but I wanted something more.


Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab


Ah! I love Cassidy and Jacob. This MG paranormal novel is perfect for October and Halloween. These two find themselves in a poltergeist situation. Honestly, these two are a magnet for danger. I love Victoria’s easy flowing storytelling.


A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth


I received this title as an ARC. And while I loved the atmospheric tones, I struggled quite a bit with the pacing. I believe if there were more action during the slower scenes, then I would have liked it more.


Tame by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy


This bully romance series is my new addiction. And I wish I could binge read it all in one standing, but I’m still waiting on the final book. This book is what I needed. The way the authors wrote about PTSD, trauma, and sexual abuse is superb. I never knew I needed the read it, but I’m damn proud I did. I love the Savannah Heirs!


Wild by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy


Ahh! An age and brother’s best friend taboo themes are what I wanted to read. I love how the authors make these characters honest and real. While they’re rich, they must fight for their own.


Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston


I regret not reading this book sooner. I’m not always a big sci-fi reader, so when I find a new series I love, then I know I’ve found something good. This one is an Anastasia retelling space opera that deserves more attention.

I knew September would break the bank. But I didn’t expect it’d be this bad. And after seeing the final credit card bill is scary, so I’ll avoid it for a few more days. As you already know, I’ve read some of these titles. But I am looking forward to the rest I didn’t have time for!

  • Elaine from Elaine Howling shares her October calendar, which is great for planners!
  • You know Kal from Reader Voracious will always be brutally honest in her reviews. Her latest one for the Babysitter’s Coven is worth the read. This reason is why I trust her the most.
  • My twin, Jess, from Fiction No Chaser gives us tips on how to make reading more affordable.
  • Sam from Fictionally Sam and Clo from Cuppa Clo are hosting BookEnding Autumn 2019, which is similar to last year’s Blogoween. I am excited to join!
  • Alexandra from Reading by Starlight writes about reader quirks and favourite tropes. I loved this post!

18 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2019

  1. Wow looks like you had a great reading month! The more I hear about Serpent and Dove the more I’m drawn to it, especially because it’s enemies to lovers.


  2. Awwwwww – Sibby thank you so much for the shout out! I can’t even tell you how much that means! ❤ ❤ ❤

    And can I just say, from someone who's been following for a while, I'm so SO happy to hear that your mum is closing the door on cancer. WHOO HOO! I can still remember when you made the announcement – it must be a relief to put all that stress to rest! Sending a big hug and much love, Alexandra xoxo


  3. Woooo can’t wait to see what posts you do for Bookending Autumn! ❤ Also congrats on reading so many books last month!


  4. LOOK AT ALL THAT READING! Sibby you are an icon! Also I love the new aesthetic on the blog, 15/10 would look at all day. I am so honored that you trust my reviews so much, thank you a million times over!

    I will be thinking of you and your mom on Monday, and I hope you have a great month!


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