Monday, October 2, 2017

September 2017 Wrap-Up

Hello hello hello all you fabulous people! Today I am bringing you my September Wrap Up! I'm doing things a little differently this time and also adding a section where I link all the posts I made during the month and also a section where I list a bunch of big things I did this month! I'm super excited to share with you all! 

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Reading Wrap-Up

For the month of September, I read 4 books. I, unfortunately, didn't complete my TBR. School got way to busy for me to do that. However, I still read an ok number of books and I enjoyed all of them! You can find my book haul here! (link tk) Let's hop right in :)
1.
Title: The Thief
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Rating: 4/5 stars
I very much enjoyed this book. I thought the writing style was exactly what I needed to help me get out of my reading slump and I thought the plot was simple yet surprising and full of political aspects. I loved Gen and one day hope to be as sassy as he is. The book was pretty good and I thought I had everything figured out but in the last seventy-five or so pages I was completely blown away. Plot twist after twist and things happened that I didn't see coming but were foreshadowed. I am excited to see how the rest of the series continues and how different political aspects are dealt with in the following books.

2.
Title: Moxie
Author: C.M. Stunich
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Wow. This book surprised me. It was even better than the first two and I'm actually sad that this trilogy is over (partly because I love the characters and smut and partly because I love the covers). There was a happy ending and things were concluded nicely, but I also don't want to let go of these characters. These books were quick reads with an obvious happy ending coming, but they weren't just smooth sailing. All the books, especially this one, dealt with some hard topics that I haven't seen much talk about. Each of the characters has to deal with something from their past or present, but one of the important things I saw was that the characters came together to address the problems and start to heal. That aspect alone made this book so much more than a quick romantic RH read. This book wasn't as smutty as the previous two because it dealt a lot more with hard topics, healing, and building better relationships. I think it was definitely my favorite out of all of them as did take those aspects farther than the other books. It also showed something which I think a lot of RH novels don't show: jealousy. Now obviously all the boys are okay with it, but there are a few rare moments of jealousy that are perfectly normal. I think that a lot of RH novels don't show that. It was subtle in this novel but it was there and realistic. I loved the writing and I loved this book. I can't wait to start her other RH series because I can't get enough of this author. 

3.
Title: Beautiful Survivors
Author: C.M. Stunich
Rating: 4/5 stars
I had just finished C.M. Stunich's other series (as you can see above) when I realized that I loved it so much and wanted more of this author's writing. So I decided to dive into this beauty and ended up finishing it within a couple of hours. I don't like it as much as the "Rock Hard Beautiful" trilogy, but that could change in upcoming installments. That being said, I still really enjoyed this book and I'm excited to see how everything turns out with these characters. I am excited to see them grow into this relationship that is starting to blossom and I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment.

4.
Title: Finding My Pack
Author: Lane Whitt
Rating: 5/5 stars
I audiobooked this for my reread and absolutely loved it. While I love this story already, hearing the boys and their different voices/accents as well as the emotions just really made me fall deeper in love. I can't wait to continue audiobooking this series so I can have more of these fantastic characters. 

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BLOG POSTS

I actually ended up posting ? times this month! I'm pretty proud of myself as that's a step up from previous months. I want to start incorporating more fun things into this blog as well such as tags or other things. Anyway, here is everything I posted this month! It's a mixture of wrap-ups, hauls, book talks, and more! I'm obviously not including this post, as it'd be pointless to link this post in itself.  

What Teen Wolf Means To Me: A Letter to the Cast and Crew of MTV's Teen Wolf


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Big Events

September was a busy month for me. Here's just a quick schedule of things that I did/happened this month that were important to me :)

September 2: Beach Party hosted by my school (the beach is less than a mile from my dorm room)

September 5: Tower of Dawn released!! Also came They Both Die at the End, Godsgrave, and If There's No Tomorrow. Girls Made of Snow and Glass also released but I've had an arc for a while so I didn't buy it on release date. 

September 9: First home football game of the year--we won!

September 12: Fireblood, Warcross, and Before She Ignites (the Owlcrate book this month)

September 13: My dad's birthday. Unfortunately I couldn't see him but I did talk to him for a bit.

September 16-17: My mom, sister, and step-dad came to visit me :) we went to dinner and grocery shopping for me, as well as watched few movies and caught up.

September 18-24: Alpha Phi Omega-Alpha Zeta Delta recruitment!

September 19: Hunting Prince Dracula released! Another book released that I already had an arc for was A Poison Dark and Drowning, and One Dark Throne also hit shelves on this day.

September 22: Choir retreat (It was a 3 hour retreat and I wasn't able to have dinner beforehand)

September 24: Teen Wolf series finale (sad/happy?) I did a full post about my feelings on TW that's linked above. I definitely cried a lot when the episode ended.

September 25: I received my bid for Alpha Phi Omega-Alpha Zeta Delta!! Officially a pledge!

September 26: Invictus was released! 

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Well, there you have it. That was this past month for me! I hope you enjoyed!
xoxo
Lauren

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