Happy October everyone! After a few tries in the past of doing monthly recaps, and many months of admiring other bloggers’ wrap-up posts, I’ve finally decided to start back up with monthly recaps. I’m thinking I’ll just just chat a little bit about how my month went, what sort of books I read, how my journal is going, that sort of thing. I’m not exactly sure how I want to use these posts, so I may switch formats up a bit as time goes on. I’m excited to start writing these again though, so without further ado, I present my September 2018 recap!
Books Read in September:
I read a total of seven books this month. I feel good about that number, and I’m feeling especially psyched that I’ve almost completed my 2018 reading challenge! This was completely unexpected, and I think I may end up trying to shoot for 100 books this year rather than 80 since I’m sure I’ll finish the challenge long before the end of 2018. Here are the books I read this month:
Book covers link to my review, or Goodreads if I haven’t posted one. All covers are form Goodreads.
I actually didn’t rate any of these below 3.5 stars, but my favorites of the month are The Golden Compass (buddy read with my dad which was super fun!), The Upside of Unrequited, Starfish, and Darius the Great is Not Okay. (My review for the last book will be up later this month!)
Tbr for October:
Really, unless I get approved for any more arcs, the only book I absolutely need to read this month is my arc of Salt by Hannah Moskowitz. After that, I might try to read some books with Halloween-y vibes like The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie and The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and aside from those, I’ll probably just pick up whatever I’m in the mood for! I have no shortage of unread books on my shelf at the moment.
Here are two of my favorite journal spreads from this month:
I really enjoyed filling out my highlights page as always, and of course I had lots of fun with my seasonal doodle spread. I don’t know what I’m going to do now that I have pages for all four seasons??? Maybe I’ll just keep re-doing them?
Most Popular Posts from September:
September was exhausting. It wasn’t necessarily a bad month, but I have been sooo tired now that school has started. I think I forgot over the summer how hard it is to go from doing literally nothing for three months to seven hours of learning plus two hours of soccer practice five days a week. For the first few days of school, I was so tired by 7 pm that I couldn’t even focus on reading a book.
Right now I have a four-day break, which I’m super happy about, and I’m glad that I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of school. Soccer also started back up, and my team is not doing super great but I’ve still been having a lot of fun. Other than that, I can’t really think of a whole lot of notable things that happened in September.
How was your month? What was your favorite book that you read in September? How are you doing with your Goodreads challenge? Do you like reading monthly recaps? Are there any other categories you’d like to see me talk about in my wrap-ups? Talk to me in the comments!