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September Wrap Up

Hello! I’m officially 19 this month and omg I feel so old?? anyway this month was so long and hard and so much happened and it felt like it went on forever but somehow I still didn’t do enough and now it’s almost time for midterms when the semester has just started and omg???

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5 stars 

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

4.5 stars 

Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach
The Poppy War by RF Kuang (reread)

4 stars

It All Comes Back To You by Farah Naz Rishi

3.5 stars 

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Solitaire by Alice Oseman

3 stars 

Clash of Steel by CB Lee
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Hell is the absense of God by Ted Chiang

1 star 

The Odyssey by Homer

TOTAL BOOKS: 8 

MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH:

Legendborn! loved this book so much – it was fun and fast paced and that ending?? You really need to read this book if you haven’t yet because it was a lot of fun to read and I just couldn’t put it down after I was like 70% through and I can not wait for the next book in the series!

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Goodreads Challenge: 117/100 books
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge: 55/50 books
Beat The Backlist Challenge: 63/50 books 

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POSTS FROM AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE 

Sanah @StoriesAnd Stardusts shares some book recommendations for some books to read on campus!

Inah @FueledByChapters reviewed The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and I’m so so excited to read it now! I love romance books and everything about this sounds like something I’d love!

Amanda @BookishBrews reviewed XOXO and I loved reading her review of it and I agree with everything she said about it so go check out her review so it can convince you to read it!

Marta @TheMonogamistReader recommends some YA books to read for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month and I can’t wait to check these out!

WHAT I DID IN SEPTEMBER

September was quite a long month and I think I did a lot and yet somehow nothing at all? As you’ll see ahead, I watched A LOT of tv shows and was just doing that most fo the month. I also studied quite a bit and tried to keep up with my classes as far as possible and also went on a trip! I read quite a bit too according to me considering how many other things have been going on with me.

I went for lunch with my mom on my birthday and that was quite fun! I also had a small birthday party with 5 friends over the weekend and it was so much fun meeting them and just chatting and relaxing and eating good food.

I also started therapy in late August and it’s been going good in September and I like my new therapist quite a bit and I’m hoping things will get better through it!

UPDATE ON MY SEPTEMBER GOALS 

  • Stay up to date on college stuff:
    Okay so kind of? I mean I tried my best but I procrastinated so much as well and I could’ve done so much better but it’s also kinda okay but I will try better in October  
  • Catch up on review(or write 4 reviews):
    Yep, I did this and I am so so proud of myself since reviews are hard
  • Read 3 ARCs:
    YES! I actually read 4 ARCs in September and reviewed all of them and I am so happy with that?? I still need to post my review for If This Gets Out and Not Here To Be Liked on my blog but I’ll do that soon :))
  • Publish 5 blog posts:
    I posted 6 times so yay :))
  • Post 3 times a week on Instagram:
    Yeah I think I did this, actually I’m pretty sure I managed around 4 posts a week and I am so so happy about that!  

WHAT I WATCHED

I loved watching season 3 of Sex Education and seeing all my favourite characters develop and grow and change.

So, spoilers for season 3:
I loved RubyOtis so much more than MaeveOtis and I wish they’d ended up together but I’m looking forward to seeing how things go with Ruby in season 4 and I hope she is happy!
I also really started to like Adam in this season and how he is trying his best to change and especially at the ending!
I also LOVED Cal – they’re so amazing and I think there was a lot more about them that could’ve been there in the show and they were given very limited screen time but I’m excited to see more of them in S4.

I ended up watching all 4 seasons of ATLA and as you should’ve guessed, I absolutely adored it! It was cute and fun and there was so much action and I loved all the characters and I am so so sad that it’s already over because I want more??

Anyway I’m watching Legend of Korra now and it’s fun too and I get more time in the ATLA universe so that’s good 🙂

I watched season 4 of this and I quite enjoyed the musical which is surprising since I don’t usually enjoy musical tv shows?

I thought the ending was quite fitting and I liked the story but I also didn’t like a lot fo things but it was pretty good in the end, but it still didn’t live up to how amazing the first two seasons were!

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PLANS FOR OCTOBER

I have midterms in the beginning of October so I need to get on with it and focus and study and make sure I do well on them! I also have a midsem break after that so hopefully I can wind down and relax and read a lot then and just have some fun!

I also hope to start writing again because as always I scrapped my old WIP and have a new idea I want to start on and hopefully I can just push out a first draft quickly!

  • Stay up to date with college things 
  • Read 2 ARCs 
  • Publish 5 blog posts 
  • Post 2-3 times a week on Instagram 
  • DO more physical activity?
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That was September for me! How was September for you? How many books did you read? Which one was your favourite? What are your plans for October? Let me know in the comments below

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25 thoughts on “September Wrap Up

  1. Hi! I also read Legendborn this month (recommended by a fellow blogger 😸) and I concur: it is AMAZING!! I love the way she describes going to college in the south and the things she notices that a white narrator/protagonist wouldn’t. And the ending was EPIC 🤩😲😻 I also read the Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman which is another positively amazing series. Happy October!
    😺 Kayslee | The Fangirl Fulfilled

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  2. WHoo- Happy 19! 🥰 Wait until you get my age.. ahaha- I need a second to realize im actually 27; my brain being locked on 23 at MOST. Time sure pass quickly 🥲

    Except that one book we shall not talk about, you had quite a good reading month- that’s good to hear! My september passed quite in a flash, as I was busy working 6days a week for the most part 😆 feels like NOTHING but work has been accomplished.. Glad that you got to enjoy yourself for your birthday ❤️ Have a happy october, and happy reading Jayati! xx

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    1. Thank you!! hshjdjd I feel that – I still feel 15 at times
      oooh yes I did and I am so glad ❤ oooof for so much work but hopefully you'll have a less stressful next few mints especially as the holidays comes around!

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  3. ahh happy (early?) birthday!! my birthday is coming up soon too and it really feels so strange 🥲 i’m glad to see you enjoyed legendborn, i still need to read it so badly but i think i’ll adore it whenever i get the chance to! and ahh yes, i love and miss atla so much — i’m so happy that you enjoyed it as well. tlok is amazing as well, i hope you keep loving it! have a great october & birthday month ❤

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    1. SHJKDHD my birthday was in September but omg happy belated birthday hope you had a great day may ❤
      omg yes I am so glad I finally watched atlas – it was so good and I just finished took and loved it too! (tho I wish we got more sapphic content but well)

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      1. SO SORRY happy 2 months belated birthday djfkshdsj ❤️ (thank you!!)

        i wish we got more sapphic content with tlok too! i think the amount we got was the most they could get away with at the time, but the comics show more of korrasami luckily 🥰

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  4. I really have to read Legendborn, as I keep hearing such good things about it! I feel like I would really like it 🥰 I’m also currently watching the third season of Sex Education, but I haven’t quite finished it yet😄 Good luck with your October goals & I hope you have a good month!

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