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September Wrap-Up and October TBR

Hey all, Dani here.

Whew, another month has come and gone. It is officially fall where I live, and I am ready to curl up with a hot beverage and a comfy blanket and some great reads. First I just need the weather to cool down a bit more. It’s still really hot here.

First up, let’s check in on progress for the yearly goals.

  • Reading: I finished 22 books and got about halfway through two others, so overall I’m at 164 books read for 2019 so far, which is outstanding.
  • Blogging: There was a blog post up every single day in September, so I’m still on a roll in this area as well
  • Writing: I’m about two months into my Weekend Writer blog post series now, so I’m diving deep into research into the writing craft, but I really haven’t done much creative writing. Hopefully I’ll have more to report next month.
  • Conventions: We went to Cincinnati Comic Expo this month to work at the Colorworld Books booth, and it was amazing, but it also gave us a lot to think about when it comes to our lives and the possibility of how our future could be.

Next up is the wrap up section of today’s post. As always, if I have a review up already then I will include the link just in case you’d like to check it out.

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Vol 1 by Yoshinobu Akita and Mungi — 3.5 stars

Platinum E.N.D. Vol 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata — 3.5 stars

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson — 5 stars

Delicious in Dungeon Vol 5 by Ryoko Kui — 4 stars

Magus of the Library Vol 1 by Mitsu Izumi — 5 stars

Hunted by Meagan Spooner — 3.5 stars

Critical Role Vox Machina Origins II #3 by Jody Hauser, Matthew Mercer, Olivia Samson, Msassyk, and Ariana Maher — 5 stars

How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway — DNF

Escape from Castle Ravenloft by Matt Forbeck — 5 stars

The Mad Mage’s Academy by Matt Forbeck — 5 stars

The Girl from the Other Side Vol 7 by Nagabe — 5 stars

Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters by Nikita Gill — 5 stars

Well Met by Jen DeLuca — 5 stars

Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan — 4 stars

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir — 4.5 stars

Accomplishments of a Duke’s Daughter Vol 1 by Reia and Suki Umemiya — 3 stars

Victor Boone Will Save Us by David Joel Stevenson — 4 stars (review to come Oct 3)

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis — 5 stars

Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer — 4.5 stars

The Beautiful (Sampler) by Renee Ahdieh — too soon to give a rating, but I like it so far

A Guide to Being a Dog by Seamus Wheaton, Wil Wheaton, and Lar Desouza — 4.5 stars

Mythical Beast Investigator Vol 1 by Keishi Ayasato and Koichiro Hoshino — 4 stars

The Sacred Blacksmith Vol 1 by Isao Miura and Kotero Yamada — 4 stars

Okay, book haul and OwlCrate Unboxing time. Well…we bought quite a few books this month. Oh man, I doubt that next month will be much better because there are so many books I’m looking forward to, and B&N is having a Kodansha Comics sale (Buy 2 get the 3rd free) through Oct 29, so yeah, I’m probably going to be buying a bunch more manga.


Finally, let’s talk TBRs. I’m not putting my TBR up yet for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, because it is at the end of the month and I don’t know what I’ll be in the mood to read. Other than that I’m feeling like some spooky and/or atmospheric fantasies are what I want to read.


How was your September? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.

13 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up and October TBR”

      1. Oh, I am waiting until we actually have a publication date for the third book before I start that one. I know I’ll love them, so I don’t want to be stuck waiting when I’m attached to the story. So I’ll do my waiting now, while I still don’t know the full story or characters.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, when I started prepping the post a few days ago I was sure that this was going to be sort of a slump-y month, but I guess I actually did read quite a bit.
      I hope you get to read all of your TBR too.

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