The month of September

 Another month has flown by and now it’s starting to feel a lot colder. Yes! As much as I hate how long we go at home before we light the fire or use our central heating, I definitely prefer the cooler months to spring and summer. I feel better in myself during these months where I can dress well and wear all my favourite things like ankle boots and scarves and wooly hats with little pompoms on the top. It’s also the season of my birthday and, of course, Christmas. Hells yeah. So although icicles are already forming on the end of my nose, I am very excited to be saying a warm, cosy hello to October.

September was a good’n, though. I read some, for the most part (in fact like 80%), incredible books and took the plunge into the world of Sarah J. Maas. Oh boy, have I been missing out. I’m now on the third book of the ‘Throne of Glass’ series and I’m absolutely dying to speed through the rest so I can also read her other, newer series. It feels like a mad dash to devour them all so as not to get spoiled on Twitter — I’ve already had to narrowly avoid some naughty tweets. Anyway. Here’s what September looked like in book form.

  • ‘Magonia’ by Maria Dahvana Headley ★★
  • ‘Paper Butterflies’ by Lisa Heathfield ★★★★★
  • ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neil ★★★★★
  • ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★
  • ‘Crown of Midnight’ by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
  • ‘The Graces’ by Laura Eve
  • ‘The Next Together’ by Lauren James
  • ‘The Museum of Heartbreak’ by Meg Leder
  • ‘The Loneliness of Distant Beings’ by Kate Ling
  • ‘Kill the Boyband’ by Goldy Moldavsky
  • ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas
  • ‘Crown of Midnight’ by Sarah J. Maas
  • ‘Heir of Fire’ by Sarah J. Maas
  • ‘Queen of Shadows’ by Sarah J. Maas

To be read:

  • ‘Cursed Child’ by JK Rowling
  • ‘Heir of Fire’ by Sarah J. Maas
  • ‘Queen of Shadows’ by Sarah J. Maas
  • ‘Empire of Storms’ by Sarah J. Maas
Before you reprimand me for buying so many books, I’ll have you know I only purchased four out of that lovely little list. The Sarah J. Maas was all my doing, but the lovely Sophie over at ‘So Many Books, So Little Time‘ was so kind as to let me pick out a few of her dupes and I am absolutely blown away by her generosity. ‘The Graces’ is one I am particularly looking forward to consuming, quickly followed by ‘The Next Together’, which sounds brilliantly intriguing.
As for what else I did in September, other than read a lot about Celaena Sardothien. Well, I finally saw ‘Cursed Child’ — hence it now being on my reading list for this month. Yes, it was fab and yes you can expect a blog post ASAP. I also got a new job, this time not writing related. It’s not exactly exciting in terms of being something I want to do, but it does mean real, solid money that allows for security and makes saving and getting to where I want to be a more realistic dream. That has taken up a lot of my September, but — bonus — given me more opportune reading time with all the bus travelling I now have to do to and from my place of work. Me and my famalam also went to see the new ‘Bridget Jones’ film. Hilarious. Go and see it. And I spent some much needed time with a drink in my hand, surrounded by my old school friends. Hopefully October is just as wonderful, both with bookish things and not. Mainly, I hope it smells like spiced apples, gingerbread and cinnamon.

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