September Wrap-up & October TBR

Welcome to another monthly wrap-up and TBR post!

September has been a wonderful month for me and my blog! I signed up to be a #bookshark over on Instagram and received my first book from BookSparks in that role: Tilda’s Promise, by Jean P. Moore. I’m starting to put a lot more focus on Instagram and convincing myself that I kind of know what I’m doing when I take book photos.


40919597_3532518026764140_7721455577267699712_nMy very first author interview also went live this month! I want to again extend my thanks to Tara Lynn Masih, who has been wonderful to work with. You can read my interview with Tara here. Her new YA novel, My Real Name is Hanna, came out this month. My Real Name is Hanna is an inspiring coming of age story which takes place during the Holocaust and was inspired by true events. It has been featured on GoodReads’ Ultimate Fall Reading List for YA Fans and is a worthwhile read for any fan of YA or historical fiction. It was absolutely wonderful to get to interview Tara and learn more about the real-life inspiration for Hanna’s story.

974154I posted a discussion on book to screen adaptations that take the story past the end of the source material, specifically on The Handmaid’s Tale. I talked a little about how the continuation of the story alters some of the themes from the original story. The novel ends Offred’s story at a purposely ambiguous moment, leaving the reader to wonder about her fate. The Hulu adaptation removes the mystery. Definitely check it out if you missed it, as I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts in the comments!

Now for a quick look back at the reviews I posted this month, in case you missed them.

Reviews Posted in September…

tumblr_pet3mdYYfN1xuuvabo1_1280The standout book of September was probably Vox. I was actually a bit hesitant to read this one because it was getting kind of mixed reviews, but I was in love with the concept so I decided to give it a chance. Vox is a feminist dystopian novel in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale. Women have been forcibly removed from the work force and are limited to speaking 100 words per day. The protagonist was a respected scientist prior to the collapse of American society as we currently know it.

“I wonder what the other women do. How they cope. Do they still find something to enjoy? Do they love their husbands in the same way? Do they hate them, just a little bit?”

And now on to October…

Oooooookay. October is looking like it’s going to be a busy reading month for me.

I’ve had several requests from NetGalley come through recently, so those are a huge priority on my TBR: House of Goldby Natasha Solomons (coming October 23, 2018), The Dreamersby Karen Thompson Walker (coming January 15, 2019), and The Girls at 17 Swann Streetby Yara Zgheib.

I also have an ARC of Dead Ringerby Kate Kessler (coming October 23, 2018) which I won through GoodReads.


Author M. C. Frank was kind enough to send me an ARC of Salt for Air (also coming October 23, 2018.)

I have a couple of physical ARCs to read this month as well. I received a copy of The Sisters Hemmingwayby Annie England Noblin (coming February 12, 2019) through the blogging I do for The Girly Book Club, and I won a GoodReads giveaway for a copy of The Gilded Wolvesby Roshani Chokshi (coming January 15, 2019).

Finally, some bookish content from around the web that caught my eye this month!

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading! What was your favorite book that you read in September? Is there anything you’re especially looking forward to reading in October? Share in the comments!


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9 thoughts on “September Wrap-up & October TBR”

  1. Looks like you had a good month! I might give VOX a try, depending on my stack 😅 I have a couple of e-ARCs that are the same as yours! 😊 Can’t wait to read what you think of them! I’ll most likely be posting my reviews closer to publication day😊Hope you have a great Oct!

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