September ’18 Recap | Read Some Good Books, School Started, and I am TIRED

September '18 Recap | Read Some Good Books, School Started, and I am TIRED

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.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 9: Teenage Wasteland The Golden Compass I Do Not Trust You The Storm Runner The Upside of Unrequited Starfish Darius the Great is Not Okay

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.

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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:

Plan with Me | Bullet Journal Setup for September 2018 Autumn Doodles for Your Bullet Journal

Other Posts:

Top 10 Movies & TV Shows I’ve Watched This Year So Far

Rule by Ellen Goodlett | Three Girls, One Crown, and a Whole Lotta Blackmail (ARC Review)

I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz A.K.A. Rick Riordan + 39 Clues But YA (ARC Review)

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes (ARC Review) + 9 More Fall Releases I’m Hyped For!

My Morning Routine | Back to School 2018

10 Books by My Favorite Authors That I STILL Haven’t Read

Plan with Me | Bullet Journal Setup for October 2018


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.

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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!

♥ Annie

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15 thoughts on “September ’18 Recap | Read Some Good Books, School Started, and I am TIRED

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  3. great post! I’m just working on my Monthly Recap Post right now (I may have procrastinated just a tad bit but mehhhhhhhh whatever 🤷‍♀️). really enjoyed reading this. Love the autumn doodles!! 🍂🍁

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  4. I enjoy reading monthly wrap-ups! I feel like I’m getting to know the blogger personally through these posts.

    It’s so cute how you did a buddy read with your dad! That’s something I want to do with my sister and would love to do with my partner. Have a great reading month, Annie!!

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  5. Wonderful post, Annie! I love reading monthly recaps, hehe. ☺️ I read a total of 7 books in September, too! My favorite boos last month were The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (beautiful but devastating) and Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (so cute, lighthearted, and gave me all the feels). I’m so happy you enjoyed Starfish, and I’ve heard so many great things about Darius the Great. And ugh, I totally get you about school. I’ve been so busy and stressed because of school as well 😅 I really miss summer and the relaxation that came with it haha.

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  6. Yay, I love monthly recap posts! I’m so excited to read any that you do in the future. 🙂 I feel you with the exhaustion that comes with school and extracurriculers! Hey, I have a four day weekend this weekend as well- I’m SO thankful for the break, too. I hope you have a great October!

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