I think I say it nearly every month but this month FLEW by. I feel like I had a good reading month and did a lot of catching up on review copies, re-reads, and a bunch of other things I wanted to read. I still wasn’t knocking books out left and right but I feel like I read a significant amount and the fact that I feel accomplished and satisfied is a win right there!
- Number of Books Read: 10! That’s a pretty good month!
- Popular Search Terms: “books like harry potter” and “books like anna and the french kiss” // “best friends romance books” // “the lunar chronicles personality test”
- More Amusing Search Terms: “clash of kings cake” // “alina starkov mbti” (Love!) // “broken heart boy crying” (I don’t even…?) // “fixer role with addicts” (Ahh. No.)
- Most Referrals (non-social media): The Broke and the Bookish, Rather Be Reading, GReads!
- Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media): MTBI Personality Test, Harry Potter MBTI Chart, Uppercase Box
- The most popular post this month was my reading recommendation list for those who liked Divergent!
- As usual, my guide to crossover books is still in the tops!
- I came up with a chart of YA characters according to MBTI personality type with a little Myers-Briggs meets YA!
- RED QUEEN felt like a mash-up of a lot of things that I’ve read… but I was definitely still captivated!
- I was so excited for DREAMSTRIDER but it fell fairly flat for me. I was just hoping for so much more!
- I listened to the audiobook of PANIC by Lauren Oliver and thought it was enjoyable but ultimately a little disappointing.
- I kept on reading the Stephanie Plum series with EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN!
- If you don’t have ILLUMINAE on your reading list, you definitely need to add it! It was amazing!!
- I tried to do a video review of THE DETOUR but the video failed… but I managed to save the audio so you can check out my audio review instead!
- My re-read review of SCARLET was in the form of a “10 Things” list!
- I posted a review for FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills
Goodreads Reading Progress
Featured on Book and a Beverage
- 9/3/15: Author Rachel Shane
- 9/10/15: Author Jen McConnel
- 9/17/15: Author Cara Bertrand
- 9/24/15: Liz from Consumed By Books
Other Features & Discussions
- One of my favorite posts this month (and ever) was my YA Character Personality post! I mashed up Meyers-Briggs and YA characters complete with a chart for people to figure out which character shares their personality type!
- I did Top Ten Tuesday on 9/5 sharing the series that I still have left to finish!
- Alyssa, Amy and I are hosting A Fortnight of Fright once again this year! Sign-ups are closed but we’re excited for our favorite annual feature!
- The theme for this month’s Pub Date was jobs & hobbies!
- I was on the blog tour for FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills and I had a blast sharing my favorite characters who have grown a lot throughout their respective books/series.
- Top Ten Tuesday’s theme on 9/15 was a freebie so I shared all of my favorite posts from the past year!
- I shared some quotes & art for SCARLET as a part of the #TLCReadAlong!
- I tried a little something new with some YA Aesthetics for ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS!
- Audiobooks are phenomenal and I raved about them (again) with another installment of My Latest Bookish Addiction.
- The Lunar Chronicles (Re)Read Along continues with CRESS in October! Here are all the details you need to join in!
- I joined the blog tour for THE DETOUR with an interview with author S. A. Bodeen!
September’s Top Instagrams
(They were all about QUEEN OF SHADOWS hahaha)
What’s in store for October?
- We’re continuing the Lunar Chronicles (Re)Read Along continues with CRESS in October! Here are all the details you need to join in!
- Alyssa, Amy and I are hosting A Fortnight of Fright once again this year! Sign-ups are closed but we’re excited for the posts to start on October 17th!
- Reviews for QUEEN OF SHADOWS, THE DREAM THIEVES re-read, A MADNESS SO DISCREET, and more!
- I’m also on the blog tour of A MADNESS SO DISCREET and I’ll have an interview with author Mindy McGinnis!