September 2020 Wrap up

Hello, book lovers! đź’•

We’re already halfway through January (which is crazy to think about), and I feel like I haven’t gotten any reading done. That’s probably because I really haven’t. So far this month I’ve only finished a book that I started in December and gotten halfway through a book. It’s been a really stressful first few weeks, and I wasn’t in the mood to do anything.

But I figured I’d update you guys on what I’m currently in the middle of reading and what I plan on reading next. I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to get read by the end of the month, but I’m going to try my best.

So without any further ado, let’s talk about about the book that I’m currently reading!

The book that I’m currently reading (and absolutely loving) is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. I feel like a lot of people have been talking about this book lately, and for good reason. It’s such an action-packed, fun story.

The following is from Goodreads:

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

A secret society that hunts demons? Yes, please.

But it’s so much more than that. It kind of reminds me of The Hunger Games, but only in the sense that there are trials for the initiates to compete in. That’s where the similarities end though. It deals with diverse and relevant topics such as racism and discrimination, which makes it so poignant and real.

I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot of the story so I won’t spoil for those who haven’t read it yet. Not only that, but I haven’t finished the book yet and this isn’t a review. I still have maybe 200 pages left, and I have been savoring every minute of it.

I feel like I say this with every book, but I’m taking my time with this one; I’ve been trying to set out more time in my days to read, but lately it’s only been right before I go to bed. And that’s when I’m the most tired, so I only am able to get through maybe 20 pages before I pass out.

But anyway, once I finish this book (or maybe before I finish it), I plan on taking a day and binge reading the last couple Avatar the Last Airbender comics that I have left. They shouldn’t take me that long to get through; it’s just a matter of sitting down and reading them.

So there you have it. Those are the books that I’m currently reading and plan on reading next. Have you read this book? What book are you currently reading? I’d love to chat in the comments below!

Another month has gone by. We’re now in the last quarter of 2020. What a weird year it has been. And I’m still shocked at how fast it went by. Which I feel like I’ve said in every wrap up I’ve done this year. That, and how quickly this month in general has gone by.

I feel like this month I did pretty well with my reading, but then again, I also feel like it wasn’t one of my best reading months. I read a total of 6 books this month, though I’m currently in the middle of a 7th which I’m not sure I’ll finish by the end of the month.I’m writing this a couple days before the month actually ends — it’s possible that I might fly through the rest of the book by October 1st. But no promises.

A majority of the books that I read this month were actually ebooks, which kind of surprised me. I thought I’d have another month of audiobooks. But either way, most of the books that I read I had given at least 4 stars and really enjoyed.

But anyway, let’s get onto the books I read!

The order in which I read these books is kind of a blur, as is the entire month of September. So these are in no particular order.

I read the next few installments of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics this month, and I’m slowly making my way through them because I want to savor every moment I get to have with the characters. As I’ve mentioned countless times already, I love the TV show, and the characters are some of my favorites. I love being able to see where they’ve ended up and what shenanigans they’re getting into.

I read 3 this month, and I think I have 8 more installments left in the main comic series that I want to read. I’m hoping to be able to finish them by the end of the year, if not sooner, which should be no problem if I read 4 in October and 4 in November, and I get through them pretty quickly.. I just don’t want the series to end.

I decided to finally pick up The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. It was a reread for me, but I knew that I wanted to get back to it again. And I’m so glad I did because it was just as good as I remembered. I listened to this on audio, which was the best decision because it made the poems feel so much more powerful.

I did a full review of it if you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts. But just know, I loved it and highly recommend you picking it up if you haven’t already. It’s amazing and so are all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s other books.

I also read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace, which was a book I mentioned in a Goodreads Monday post I did. I had forgotten that I had this on my TBR and found that my library had it via the Hoopla app. And I devoured it. I’ve loved all of her other poetry collections, and this one was no different.

I’m planning on reading her other collections that I haven’t gotten to in the near future, and I really want to buy the physical books so I can tag the poems that I loved the most.

The last book I finished this month was one that I had never heard of before picking it up. I saw it recommended in a video by  Riley Marie on BookTube, and when I looked it up on Amazon, I saw that it was only $2.99 on Kindle. So I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t something I normally read being that it was pretty erotic. But it had the elements of spooky boarding school, which I enjoyed. I’m planning to do a book review soon with my full thoughts on it.

I’m currently in the middle of reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune. I had little to no knowledge of what this book was about when I picked it up; I had just heard really good things about it on Goodreads and BookTube. And whenever I mentioned it in a blog post, I’ve been told it was a really good book. I’m only a little over 100 pages in, but I’m loving it so far. So those people aren’t wrong so far.

This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that I’ve been really excited to pick up and not stop reading. I’m reading it faster than I was expecting to, and I’m trying to pace myself because I want to enjoy it. I’m not sure if I’ll finish it by the end of the month, though at the rate I’m going, it’s definitely a possibility. But no promises. Just know that I’m loving it.

So there you have it. Those are the books I read in September. While most of them were pretty short and quick reads, I enjoyed them. I’d consider it a decent reading month, at least for me.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what were your thoughts on them? What books did you read this month? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!

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I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary.

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