September Wrap-Up & October Expectations


This month I have not exactly managed to reach my goal even though it looked so promising in the beginning, but let’s take a look at my September TBR to see what I’m talking about:

  • The Magician King and the Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
    Was I happy to finish this series! I actually liked the second and third book a lot more than the first one, so I am glad I stuck with it. However, I know that this will never become one of my favourite book series …
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Someone said that I probably won’t finish it this month and well, I didn’t finish it. I read like 50 pages, but I’ve been so busy and in kind of a reading slump the second half of the month, I just didn’t get to it. Lame excuse, I know.
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
    This one was nice. It didn’t go as deep as I had hoped and the people in the book are beyond superficial, but I guess for a light summer read it suffices.
  • The Next Together by Lauren James
    I think I am one of the few people on the planet who didn’t love this. I explained why in my detailed review.

But somehow I still managed to achieve to read 5 books, just not all from my TBR:

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    A really good book, but not my favourite Rowell-novel.

As always, if you want to know more click on the titles for my full reviews and on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

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So, another pretty average month in terms of reading. I know that I can read more, it’s just not very likely at the moment. I am still somewhat happy with the outcome.

In other news we hit some pretty amazing milestones on the blog!! There are now more than 200 followers on the blog and more than 3,000 comments were made on the site. I love talking to you all and to see how engaged everyone is! Thank you again for making blogging even more fun!


Now, there is a reason I am putting my October discussion in this post as well. I won’t have a TBR for next month because other than Frankenstein, I am out of books. Okay, that’s a lie … I do have plenty of books, but none that I feel like reading and for new ones I just don’t have the money or time right now. The job hunt is getting really intense and there is only 1 MONTH until NaNoWriMo!!!

I am not yet sure if I will participate for sure, but I would definitely like to. However, in order to do so, I have made a deal with myself that I would have to be finished with the second draft of my NaNo-novel from last year. Seen as I am still only on chapter 11 (from more than 30) I wouldn’t bet on me getting done in time, but I still hope so. Wish me luck on finishing with editing, because I haven’t planned ANYTHING for the new novel yet. It’s kind of tricky to roughly write 1,700 words per day if you have no idea what the story is about.

How was your September? Do you have specific plans for October? And are you participating in NaNoWriMo? (If you want to add me as a writing buddy, just click here!)

28 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up & October Expectations

  1. One day I will to NaNoWriMo. Will probably take another decade, but still.

    I had so little time this month I am still reading the same book I was reading when this month started (Hidden Huntress, the second installment in the Malediction trilogy). My plans for October are A. finish all my damn work, B. finish that book!, C. read some of the new books I bought in the recent couple months, because I really shouldn’t be buying more books until I go through that pile.


  2. I’m skipping NaNoWriMo this year, unfortunately. I’ve got three novels at various stages of the editing process, I don’t need a fourth right now! Especially with so little time to research! But maybe next year I’ll be able to plan for it so I have all that stuff out of the way before I start writing.
    I will be writing an article with NaNoWriMo tips at some point. Hopefully people find it helpful.


  3. I’ll just be happy if I survive October. September was a close call. I love that you have EXPECTATIONS though. I think we should put some pressure on October: be great!


  4. Great post! I hope you’ll participate and have a great time with NanoWrimo this year! 🙂 I failed miserably at meeting my own expectations at this last year, and life is such a struggle right now that I don’t think I will have time to participate. I would love to, I miss writing, so, so much. Anyways, so happy you’re participating! 😀 😀

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    • We’ll see, it all still depends on how far I get with editing last year’s story. I was so surprised when I actually met the 50,000 word goal – it was amazing!
      Too bad that you’re not participating, but I get it! Sometimes there just really is too much going on to realistically get it done. 😀
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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