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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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

⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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.

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  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

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

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  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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