Hello friends, happy Sunday! It’s that time of the month again where I recap everything that’s been happening lately…both in bookish and non-bookish things. Be ready for all the updates.
It has been a little while since I shared a monthly wrap-up. I was on holidays back in August and, when I came back, I got a bit lazy and left you with an -I’m back, hello!- kind of post instead of doing the whole monthly wrap-up. When I’m on holidays anyway, months aren’t quite the same. Which I missed.
This month has been a really weird month and I have mixed feelings about it all. It mostly sucked, I’ll admit it. Most of the time, I have been in a sort of funk I can’t quite get out of. I miss summer. I have been feeling anxious and tired and well, mainly it has been hard. BUT a couple positive things happened, so let’s focus on that, shall we.
I might have signed my first permanent contract at a job, which has caused tons of anxiety, for tons of reasons, but I guess it’s good, in a way. I feel like a grown-up and I hate it.
I might have finished my WIP. I’m still slightly freaking out about it, if you ask me.
I’m hoping that October will get better – but I’m a summer kind of person and I do know these next months are not going to be quite fun. BUT October being my birthday month AND the release of John Green’s new book, I think it should be okay. Fingers crossed, guys.
September has been pretty good in bookish terms, so yay! I’m still really on track with my Goodreads challenge, as I am 12 books ahead of schedule so far. I read cute, adorable contemporaries, finally crossed The Hate U Give off my TBR and loved it. Let’s take a quick look on these gorgeous covers….
Books I read
FAMILY VIBES HERE! Adorable, emotional, just try and read this for me, please. It was so great. You can already read my full review here.
FAVORITE! One of my coup de coeur (Frenching-it-up! #sorry) of the month with amazing character development, family vibes, home feelings and feelings. You can read my full review here.
This is an important book and I now know why. Only thing I can add here is, READ IT. The hype was right. It’s worth it. (Buddy-read this with the INCREDIBLE MAY!!)
My story is about 73 K long and I wrote the end on my Word pages this month. So I guess it’s going okay? I’m just like, what do I do now?!
I’ll admit it: I am THINKING about NaNoWriMo. I haven’t done it for two years now and I miss it. I feel like I need another project to focus on, something, just to let myself know that I’m able to write something else, something different. But I have hints of ideas that mean nothing and no plotting and it’s a blank page and well, basically I just don’t KNOW. See in November, I guess?
I’ve been having a funny blogging month. In the sense that coming back from holidays and getting back into blogging has been a bit strange, overwhelming at times. I’m feeling like I’m losing my mind, my voice or that I just don’t have that thing I did before I left. It’s really, really silly, I know, but I can’t help it.
ANYWAY, I think I still had a pretty nice blogging month – I wrote about my books and ranted about tons of things so…I’m still here.
- How to: be on top of your commenting game
- Book bloggers: do we still love reading?
- How to: buddy-read
Nyx’s Corner – Travel
I haven’t done this for a long time – and I do want to share the blogging love a bit more, so I’ll try. Here is just a little shoutout to some of the awesome posts I read and enjoyed this month. Please pay them a visit if you have some time, they are all worth it.
- May is BACK and we all missed her. Well, I did.
- Michelle told us that she can’t relate to all of these library posts. AND I CAN RELATE. To her, I mean.
- Pam wrote a beautiful post – and reminder – about being ourselves.
- Holly talked about her first week in Oxford and yay! I kind of want to go back.
- Esther tells us all about being a fabulous blogger. All you have to do is turn into a dragon.
- Beth tells us all about blogging and reading slumps and how to get out of them.
- Hannah talks about bookish dream collections. We all want these perfect shelves.
- Michelle did aesthetics and you totally should check them out because THESE ARE SO GOOD.
How was your month? Do you, like, don’t ever want to be an adult? Because I DO. What’s one positive thing that happened to you this September?
How many books did you read, and which one was your favorite? Which one was a disappointment? Let’s chat in comments!