Friday, October 11, 2019

September in Review

My Reading

# of books read: 9
Yes, this is the same amount I read in some weeks. But it was the first month of school, which is always excessively busy and exhausting. I'm okay with it.

Best(s):(In which I tell you all my five star reads and make up categories so they each win something)**

Best series re-read and wrap-up: Three Dark Crowns series. I read the first three books and the finale this month, and it was a blast. My favorite queen lived.
Five รข€‹Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns, #4)

Best use of red herrings: Keep This to Yourself. It really kept me guessing!
Keep This to Yourself

Best twisty sci fi ode to female friendship (and coolest cover): Wilder Girls.
Wilder Girls

Bookish Events and Happenings

I managed to take a dozen girls to see April Henry and Caroline O'Doherty at Powell's. I had to lobby hard and convince my admin that we could afford a bus, which is the only cost, since it was an evening event and I didn't need a sub. The books we got that night have been in constant rotation too. 

On the Blog

I posted five times, the new normal? I guess? My previous month in review, a couple of Top Ten Tuesdays, a Sunday post, and my first Classics Club spin (which I have yet to start--oops). 


September is all about school at my house. Between kids and me, that's all we have time and energy for. 

We did a book tasting to get students exposed to my library.

My sister helped me put together a long-term bulletin board outside my room. 

I can already tell you that next month I'll have more to report in the "life" and "books read" sections. September is something to survive. The good news is, my seventh grader, my freshman and I all seem to be set up for a good school year.

My monthly summaries are always linked to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up on Feed Your Fiction Addiction, along with many other terrific blogs' monthly reflections.  Nicole usually puts together a fun scavenger hunt giveaway too, so go check it out!


  1. Book tasting - how fun! Hope the year is off to a great start, and I am glad your favorite queen lived.

  2. Haha, that bulletin board is awesome. Books make me lose sleep every night. I hope October is less exhausting for you!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I'm so excited to see that you ended up loving Five Dark Fates---I NEED to read it NOW!!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. I haven't read the Five Dark fates but I'm glad it was an excellent series for you. You seem well organized and starting the school year off well. Teachers are always on the go--both my parents were elementary teachers and I remember helping them in the evenings every week.


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