September Reading Wrap Up | Books I Read This Month

Hello, readers! Today I will be bringing you my September Wrap Up!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have had a terrible reading month. I fell in a slump at the beginning of August, and I don’t think I ever fully came out of that slump. But I am staying optimistic and hoping for better reading days this fall! Here is a quick overview of the books I read:

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★: Rule by Ellen Goodlett; A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell; Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

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DNF’d: Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (21%)

Pages Read in July: 1,056 pages (not including the DNF’d books)

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Announcements | Blogoween 2018

I have decided to participate in Blogoween 2018! Blogoween has three levels of challenges, and I will be participating in Level 1 so I can really spread out my posts and fully enjoy the spooky season! Basically, you commit to making fall/Halloween themed posts. Since this is my favorite time of the year (other than Christmas), I think I am up to the challenge! I will be posting more than just bookish content during Blogoween!

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Thriller Thursday | A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

September has not been kind to me. I finally finished a second book this month, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. A Simple Favor caught my attention when I saw the movie trailer back in the summer. I was expecting something completely different than what I go, but I am still satisfied with the book.

**Disclaimer: As with all of my reviews, I do post the entire plot synopsis before my review. However, I will always recommend for Thriller Thursday reviews that you skip the plot synopsis. Thrillers are better when you go in knowing little to nothing about the plot. Happy reading!

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Book List | Five Star TBR Predictions #1

This week, booksandlala updated us on her five star TBR predictions, and I was inspired to do the same with my current TBR! You can check out her video here.

So I know everyone (myself included!) says in every post that their TBR is out of control, but mine has snowballed! I am participating in Read What You Own this month, but I’ve only read two books. So I read two books I own, then I ordered from Book Outlet. Twice. And then my two library holds came in on the same day, so I have both of those books to read as well. Needless to say, I have quite a pile of books to read right now.

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Discussion | The Busyness of Life

I wanted to bring you all a different post on my blog today. Sometimes I have thoughts that I just feel like I need to share and it is too much for a bookstagram story.

I am struggling as a reader. More than that, I am struggling as an adult, wife, teacher, daughter, and friend.

Guys, I know people think teachers have it made and I am not one to complain about my job because yes, I chose this career knowing it is thankless at times. I also chose this career because the time off is the greatest perk and I love having opportunities to travel or even just have a staycation.

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Thriller Thursday | Rule by Ellen Goodlett

I finally have a review for Thriller Thursday! I finished Rule by Ellen Goodlett a few nights ago. This is a new YA fantasy series that is marketed as Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars. I know this is mostly a YA fantasy, but the mystery of who is leaving the messages adds a bit of a thriller element to the book as well.

I received a finished copy of this novel from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my honest review. Many thanks to them for sending me a copy of this wonderful book!

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Book List | If You Like… Then You’ll Like… #1

Today I am bringing you a bit of a twist on the “If You Like… Then You’ll Like…” book list. I want to recommend books to you based on movies or TV shows! I am sure this is not an original idea, but usually this list is for recommending books based on other books or book series that you may have enjoyed. It was not as easy as I thought it would be to write this post since so many movies and TV shows are book adaptations now! While I do want my blog to remain mostly book related content, I thought it would be fun to incorporate one of my other loves for a little variety!

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Tag Tuesday | The Hogwarts Tag

I missed this tag back in June. Apparently it was going around during the 21st anniversary of the release of Harry Potter. Crazy to think that twenty-one years ago, I was a fourth grader attending the Scholastic Book Fair. I bought Harry Potter because my favorite teacher was reading it to her son at night. So I really have her to thank for introducing me to Harry Potter!

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September TBR | Books I Want to Read This Month

Hello, fellow readers! It is time to update my TBR for another month! September is finally here, which means cooler weather and Halloween is coming soon! I will be participating in the #ReadWhatYouOwn challenge from @anovelfamily on Instagram. You can join in by committing to read two books you already own in September or read only books you already own in September. I will be mostly reading only books I own (including ARCs I am behind on) except for the two books I have on reserve at the library. Seriously, one has been on reserve since July 31 and I’m #1 in line, so if it finally comes through in September, I am reading that book!

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