September Reading Wrap Up

Happy last day of September!! I’m honestly so excited for this month to be over already because it means we’re moving on to October, one of my very favorite months of the year. I have to say though, I did enjoy September reading-wise.

Everything I read this month was actually so good, but it wasn’t until I put this wrap up together that I realized why: I only read books by three of my favorite authors, plus a reread of an all time favorite. I was like OHH… well now that makes sense lol.

I also have a quick little announcement at the end of this post and I’m so thrilled to share it with you guys! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do that’s been on my mind for a bit, but I’ve only just got around to it. And I couldn’t be more excited. 🙂

But first, here’s all those good books I read in September:


A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Oh ya know, just one of the best books I’ve read in my life. I technically started this on the last day of August, but read most of it in September so I’m just gonna go ahead and include it. But wow it feels like ages ago that I read this series (still missing it). Anyway I’ve already mentioned this too many times on my blog, but I don’t think I can ever say it enough: I freaking love Shades of Magic.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

x400Shades of Magic ended up sending me in to a mini book slump (ugh), but I was partially glad because that gave me an excuse to reread one of my absolute favorite books of all time. Returning to Gentleman’s Guide brought me such pure and utter joy. It’s actually ridiculous how much I adore Percy, Monty, and Felicity… like, what a TRIO. This was very much a comfort reread, and it was perfect, because it sent me right out of the slump.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I went straight out of that slump aaaand… right back to Schwab. In preparation for Vengeul, the sequel, I decided to pick up Vicious to see what all the hype was about. Folks, the hype was accurate. I didn’t know what I was getting myself in to here, but I was more than satisfied with the outcome. Antiheroes, superpowers, an intense plotline, a zombie dog… it truly has it all. Also, I’d like to just take a moment to say that love Victor Vale. That’s all.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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While waiting for Vengeful to come out, I decided I’d pick up a few contemporary reads, and it was perfect timing because I was approved for this ARC! This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I was happy that it exceeded my expectations. I really adore Tahereh Mafi and this entire story. It’s such an important one. I shared my review of this one the other day if you want to hear more of my thoughts!

Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

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I continued on with the contemporary reads with this cute novella. I’m fully invested in Nick and Charlie’s story in Alice Oseman’s webcomic Heartstopper, but I’ve never read about them elsewhere. If you don’t know, all of Alice Oseman’s stories take place in the same universe and the characters often show up across her works. So technically I should’ve read this novella after her book Solitaire, which I didn’t, but… I make poor decisions. I adored it anyway, of course, because it’s NICK AND CHARLIE.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

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After that, I was just in the mood for more Alice Oseman. While this would’ve been a good opportunity to read Solitaire, instead I picked up Radio Silence on a whim. And boy am I glad I did. I wasn’t expecting this to be a 5 star read, and in all honestly, I would’ve given it more stars if I could. Not only were the characters completely lovable, but it ended up being a personally relevant story to me in so many ways. Loved, loved, loved this one.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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What I’d been waiting for!! I finished Vengeful yesterday and am happy to report that I was not disappointed (who am I kidding though, I don’t think it’s possible for Schwab to disappoint me). It was so nice to read about our makeshift little family of Victor, Sydney, and Mitch again. I MISSED them. I’m still conflicted on how I felt about some things (like the new characters, even though I loved that they were badass ladies), but this was definitely a solid read. Now if Schwab could not make us wait five years for a sequel, that would be much appreciated.


OKAY ANNOUNCEMENT TIME

Alright here’s what I’m very excited to tell you guys: I MADE A BOOK TWITTER!

AHHH I’m more than hyped about this. I’ve been thinking of making one for quite a while … and I finally did it !!! I don’t know how many of you guys have a book twitter, but please let me know if you do. I’d love to follow you!! You can find me @brithebookworm_ or let me know your @ in the comments 🙂

Right now, I don’t have much up there besides a little thread introducing myself. I’m in the midst of following authors and other bookish accounts, so if you have any recs on who to follow, I’d love to know that as well!

ALSO, if you are not on book twitter, no worries because I’m never going to abandon WordPress. I’ll still be on here just as much talking about books with all of you.❤️

Thanks for being supportive and for helping me feel confident enough to step out of my comfort zone to join book twitter, friends. I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to be part of the community. :’)


Hope you guys had a great month of reading and that you have an even better October!!

43 thoughts on “September Reading Wrap Up

    1. Ahh yes, Shades of Magic and Gentleman’s Guide are all time faves! I read Lady’s Guide back in July; you’ll love it, it’s such a good one 🙂 Glad you enjoyed Vicious as well and I hope you like Vengeful just as much😁

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    1. Yesss, I love that we’ve both been reading so much Schwab💞 Thank you for the follow on Twitter; I followed you back and can’t wait to talk books with you over there too!

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    1. YES you should def start reading Schwab soon so we can yell about how good she is. And thank you for the follow, Kaya!! I followed back and am looking forward to seeing you around book twitter 💗

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  1. Hi5! I also finished Vicious and Vengeful back-to-back! Cheers to both of us!

    Schwab is brilliant! Vengeful’s ending had me conflicted too and kinda feeling out of sorts. But it packed such a punch! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. We better get more of Victor, that’s all I’ll say.

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    1. Yaaay for both of us reading Villains! It’s so good, right? Schwab really is brilliant. And I totally agree; there’s something about Vengeful that made me feel a little conflicted, but I think I just have to reflect on it more. It was still such a good one. And YES YESSS we need more Victor !! Haha thank you for your comment💞

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      1. I get where you’re coming from. Like, I was content after ending Vicious. But there was something nagging me inside when finishing Vengeful. I’m not sure what, though. Maybe more reflection would help me too. ❤

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    1. Ahh I seriously loved every book I read this month, it was a first lol! And thank you for following me 🙂 I followed back and I’ll look forward to chatting about books with you on twitter💗

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  2. Great wrap up Brianna! I also love October, mostly due to the fact AUTUMN IS FINALLY HERE! YAY (and also because my bday is in October, but that’s not important lol).
    I’m so glad you had a great reading month, and you enjoyed all the books for the most part! And I’m so glad you decided to get a book twitter! Idk how twitter works, but I would follow you immediately if I had an account! (idek if following is a thing on twitter 😂).
    And you better not abandon our wonderful blogging community 😑 I would be so mad if you did *jk jk lol* 😇
    Anywho, great post as always! I look forward to reading your future posts 💞

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    1. Thank you Kat💕 YEEES Autumn is truly the best. And OOH wait your birthday is coming up?? Which day??

      Aw yeah I’m glad I ended up enjoying all the books I read this month as well; that doesn’t happen often enough lol! And haha that’s alright that you don’t have a Twitter, but thanks for saying you’d follow me, it’s the thought that counts😃

      Ahhh NO WORRIES! I will never leave the blogging community, I love it too much here❤️❤️

      Thanks for your sweet comment, I hope you had a good September and even better October!!

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      1. AJIEJFOSIFJSFSLKF I’m so sorry for the late reply! My notifications thingy didn’t have the orange dot thing 😂😭
        You’re welcome! 💗 And yes, my birthday is coming up on the 25th.
        Lol I feel ya. I always have that one book that I didn’t entirely enjoy. Also if I ever do get a twitter I will find you (in the non creepy stalkerish way) 💞
        OK GOOD! I’m so glad you love this community and that you’ve created a great growing platform for all your bookish thoughts!
        Aw thank you for the sweet reply. I hope you have a great October filled with the spookies 🙈

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  3. I’m so far behind with Schwab’s books, I feel like I need to dedicate a whole month to reading them all haha. Glad to see that you had a great reading month and congrats on making a bookish twitter! 😊

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    1. Haha I feel like I’ve practically been doing that, just reading all of them at once! There’s quite a few of them, but it makes me even more excited that there’s so many😃 Thanks so much, Rose! I appreciate your comment and I hope you had a great September💞

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  4. Ahhh omg welcome to twitter, Brianna!! 💞 (Now we can scream about books to each other on twitter too, in addition to goodreads 😂💕) I just followed you on there; I’m so excited that you finally joined twitter hehe. And I’m so glad September was such a great reading month for you! ☺️ Seeing your love of V.E. Schwab makes me want to read her books now, too 😂 (Which one should I start with?)

    I read a total of 7 books this month, which is a new record for me, haha. (And of course, my favorite book this month was TSOA!! I’m never getting over that book, as you know.)

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    1. YESSSS omg I’m so excited we have even more places to rant about books now!! I’m happy to have joined book twitter too, thank you for being one of my followers :))

      September was def a great reading month… and mostly because of Schwab lol. YOU NEEEED to read her soon, please!! I would start with the Shades of Magic series. It’s my fave, and seems to be everyone else’s as well❤️ lemme know asap if you ever start it I WILL YELL WITH YOU ETERNALLY.

      Ahh congrats on 7 books, that’s awesome!! That’s how many I read too😁 and ughhh I’m with you on never getting over TSOA. 😭😭

      Thanks for your comment Dezzy!! I’m going to go follow you on twitter now💗

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  5. Ahhhh, so many good books!! I’m glad you had a great reading month! I am literally SO HYPED for Vengeful!! And also I got the ebook of Gentleman’s Guide on a whim, and now I’m planning to reread before Lady’s Guide gets here, and I couldn’t be more excited!

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    1. Aw thank you, I’m glad I had a good reading month too!! Eeee I can’t wait for you to read Vengeful! AND YESSS YOU SHOULD REREAD GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE. It’s perfect timing before Lady’s Guide and we can rant about how cute Monty & Percy are💞

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  6. Wow you had such an amazing reading month, I’m so jealous!! All these books are on my TBR and hearing your gushing thoughts on all of them is making me even more excited! 😀 I read The Gentleman’s Guide earlier this summer and Felicity was my favourite so I am extremely pumped for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy to come out tomorrow!!
    I have been following Alice Oseman on Twitter for ages because I love Heartstopper so the next time I’m in a contemporary mood I’ll try and pick up one of her books!💞
    And yay for making a Twitter, I’ve been helplessly trying to use mine more but I haven’t got the hang of it just yet haha😂

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    1. Ahh I’m glad my hype for these books is making you want to read them, because they’re all so worth it😍 Gentleman’s Guide is amazing, isn’t it?? I read Lady’s Guide back in July and it was SO GOOD! You’ll love it, especially since Felicity is your fave😊 She’s so great!!

      Alice Oseman is lovely! I’ve been enjoying her twitter and yesss please pick up one of her books when you get the chance! Nick and Charlie show up in them which is the best💞

      And thank you for following me on twitter!! I’ll look forward to seeing you around there😊

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  7. I am seeing V.E. Schwab EVERYWHERE this week and it is making me want to buy all the authors books immediately because (looks ashamed) I haven’t read anything by this author yet. I feel like I am missing out! I’m normally all over this genre but somehow I just haven’t gotten around to these.

    Glad to hear you had a good reading month!

    My twitter handle is @FuzzySlippers22 – come wave at me. 😀

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    1. Ahh no worries, I only just started reading Schwab recently!! The hype finally got to me haha. I can’t recommend her enough though💕 Hope you get the chance to read some of her books soon and you end up loving them 🙂

      Thank you so much, Becky!! And I’m heading over to twitter right now to follow you😁

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  8. I’ve had Radio Silence for ages, and I’ve been meaning to pick it up, your glowing words convinced my it’s probably time! I just realised that I actually knew about the webcomic, I’ve seen strips of it before, and recs on various platforms but I guess that I never put two and two together and realised it was the same author. The novella sounds adorable!

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    1. Ooh yay I’m so glad you’re wanting to read Radio Silence; it really is such a good one! I hope you love it. And yeah Heartstopper has been pretty hyped (and for good reason) but her books are just as enjoyable💞 She has three books out: Solitaire, Radio Silence and I Was Born For This, plus two Solitaire novellas, and Heartstopper. I’d recommend any of them😁

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    1. Aw thanks Ashley, I really did enjoy what I read this month😃 Ahh you should def pick up Vicious and Vengeful soon if you get the chance; the series is so worth the hype!!
      Hope you’ve been having a good October so far💞

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    1. The near future was today! Congrats on your bookstagram Olivia, I wish you all the best over there💞 And thank you friend, I hope yours is good too!

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